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Note 4. Funding 2017–18

The section identifies the APSC’s funding structure.

Note 4.1: Appropriations

Note 4.1a: Annual Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')

Departmental

2018
$'000

2017
$'000

Annual Appropriation

   

Ordinary annual services 1

22,811

20,341

Capital Budget 2

414

567

Total Annual Appropriation

23,225

20,908

Adjustments to appropriation

   

PGPA Act section 74 receipts

23,004

21,717

Total adjustments to appropriation

23,004

21,717

Total Appropriation

46,229

42,625

Appropriation applied (current and prior years)

(51,473)

(45,381)

Variance 3

(5,244)

(2,756)

  1. In 2017, by agreement with the Department of Finance, the APSC relinquished control of surplus departmental appropriation funding of $7,131. This unused appropriation was permanently withheld by direction of a delegate for the Minister for Finance under section 51 of the PGPA Act during June 2017.
     
  2. Departmental Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (No. 1, 3, 5) and Supply Act No.1. They form part of ordinary annual services and are not separately identified in the Appropriation Acts.
  1. The variance in 2018 occurred due to payments for major fit-out works (note 3.2a), which resulted in higher cash outflows for the year.

The variance in 2017 occurred due to the level of purchase of assets and a decrease in both suppliers payables (note 3.3a) and prepayments received (note 3.3b). These factors resulted in higher cash outflows for the year.

Note 4.1b: Unspent Departmental Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)

 

2018
$’000

2017
$’000

Departmental

   

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2013-141

-

38

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2014-15 2

-

13

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2015-16 3

9

9

Supply Act (No. 1) 2016-17

-

8,475

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2016-17 4

7

13,068

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2017-18

16,320

-

Total departmental

16,336

21,603

  1. In 2014, as announced in the 2013-14 Mid-year and Fiscal Economic Outlook, the Department of Finance temporarily quarantined $38,000 of the APSC’s surplus departmental appropriation funding. The appropriation was repealed by Appropriation Act (No.4) 2017-2018 with effect from March 2018.
  1. In 2015, as announced in the 2014-15 Mid-year and Fiscal Economic Outlook, by agreement with the Department of Finance, the APSC relinquished control of surplus departmental appropriation funding of $13,000. This unused appropriation was permanently withheld by direction of a delegate for the Minister for Finance under section 51 of the PGPA Act during June 2015. This appropriation lapsed on 1 July 2017.
  1. In 2016, as announced in the 2015-16 Mid-year and Fiscal Economic Outlook, by agreement with the Department of Finance, the APSC relinquished control of surplus departmental appropriation funding of $9,000. This unused appropriation was permanently withheld by direction of a delegate for the Minister for Finance under section 51 of the PGPA Act during June 2016. This appropriation lapsed on 1 July 2018.
  1. In 2017, by agreement with the Department of Finance, the APSC relinquished control of surplus departmental appropriation funding of $7,131. This unused appropriation was permanently withheld by direction of a delegate for the Minister for Finance under section 51 of the PGPA Act during June 2017. This appropriation lapses on 1 July 2019
     

Note 4.1c: Special Appropriations Applied ('Recoverable GST exclusive')

 

Appropriation applied

Authority

2018
$’000

2017
$’000

Administered

   

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 – section 7(13) 1

33,342

63,215

Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 – section 8 2

-

-

Judicial and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Allowances) Act 1984 – section 7(2) 3

-

-

Total special appropriations applied

33,342

63,215

  1. The Department of the House of Representatives, the Department of the Senate and the Attorney-General’s Department drew from the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 - section 7(13) for the purpose of making payments of Parliamentarians' and Judicial Office Holders' remuneration and entitlements.

From 1 January 2018, the payment of Parliamentarians’ remuneration and entitlements by the Department of the House of Representatives and the Department of the Senate is funded by the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017, which is reported by the Department of Finance.

  1. Due to amendments made in 2011 to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, from 15 March 2012 payments are no longer made under this special appropriation.
  1. No payment has been made under this special appropriation since it was transferred to the APSC in September 2010.

Note 4.2: Net cash appropriation arrangements

 

2018
$’000

2017
$’000

Total comprehensive income less depreciation and amortisation expenses previously funded through revenue appropriations

298

311

Plus: depreciation and amortisation expenses previously funded through revenue appropriations

(1,457)

(915)

Total comprehensive income/(loss) - as per the Statement of Comprehensive Income

(1,159)

(604)

 

Last reviewed: 
18 October 2018