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Note 3: Expenses

Note 3a: Employee benefits
  2013 $’000 2012 $’000
Wages and salaries 22,570 23,805
Superannuation:
- Defined contribution plans 1,707 1,594
- Defined benefit plans 2,457 2,390
Leave and other entitlements 2,969 3,018
Separation and redundancies 1,257 504
Total employee benefits 30,960 31,311
Note 3b: Supplier
  2013 $’000 2012 $’000
Goods and Services
Consultants 1,238 1,922
Contractors 8,144 9,666
Stationery 101 168
Travel 1,733 2,187
Venue hire and catering 1,141 1,468
Publications and printing 237 436
Advertising and communications 63 61
Training 460 534
Information and communications technology 2,791 2,645
Facilities expense 122 325
Other goods and services expense 469 600
Total goods and services 16,499 20,012
Goods and services are made up of:
Provision of goods - related entities 9 40
Provision of goods - external parties 463 821
Rendering of services - related entities 2,685 2,801
Rendering of services - external parties 13,342 16,350
Total goods and services 16,499 20,012
Other supplier expenses
Operating lease rentals - related parties    
- Sublease 332 320
Operating lease rentals - external parties    
- Minimum lease payments 2,408 2,801
- Contingent rentals 65 418
Worker compensation expenses 176 214
Total other supplier expenses 2,981 3,753
Total supplier expenses 19,480 23,765
Note 3c: Depreciation and amortisation
  2013 $’000 2012 $’000
Depreciation:
Buildings 435 734
Property, plant and equipment 471 468
Total depreciation 906 1,202
Amortisation:
Intangibles 283 309
Total amortisation 283 309
Total depreciation and amortisation 1,189 1,511
Note 3d: Finance costs
  2013 $’000 2012 $’000
Unwinding of discount on provision for restoration obligations 19 22
Total finance costs 19 22
Note 3e: Write-down and impairment of assets
  2013 $’000 2012 $’000
Asset write-downs and impairment from:
Impairment on goods and services receivable - 9
Total write-down and impairment of assets - 9
Note 3f: Losses from asset sales
  2013 $’000 2012 $’000
Buildings:
Proceeds from sale (50) -
Carrying value of assets sold 112 24
  62 24
Property, plant and equipment:
Proceeds from sale (1) -
Carrying value of assets sold 106 12
  105 12
Intangibles:
Proceeds from sale - -
Carrying value of assets sold - 12
  - 12
Total losses from asset sales 167 48
Last reviewed: 
11 May 2018