15 Legislature-General

Agency Outline

Legislature-General provides support services to both Houses of Parliament and their Members through the Joint House support staff, the Parliamentary Reporting Service, the Parliamentary Library Service and the Parliamentary Printing, Systems and Broadcasting Services.

This chapter provides financial information about the Outputs to be delivered by Legislature-General during 2017-18 and over the Forward Estimates period (2018-19 to 2020-21). Further information about Legislature‑General is provided at www.parliament.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

The key deliverables for Legislature‑General include:

       supporting both Houses of Parliament and their Members;

       providing Parliamentary Reporting Services, with particular attention to the accuracy and timeliness of Hansard;

       providing support to Members of Parliament and the public through the Parliamentary Library Service with particular attention to the provision of research facilities;

       providing Parliamentary Printing, Systems and Broadcasting Services;

       continuing support for Joint Committees; and

       supporting the transition to newly developed Committee Rooms and work environments in the Salamanca Building as part of the Government's commitment to parliament square.


        

Output Information

Outputs of Legislature‑General are provided under the following Output Groups:

       Output Group 1 ‑ Parliamentary Reporting Service;

       Output Group 2 ‑ Parliamentary Library Service;

       Output Group 3 ‑ Parliamentary Printing and Systems; and

       Output Group 4 ‑ Joint Services.

Table 15.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Legislature‑General.

Table 15.1: Output Group Expense Summary

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports

1 017)

1 032)

1 051)

1 063)

1 086)

 

1 017)

1 032)

1 051)

1 063)

1 086)

Output Group 2 - Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

1 047)

1 074)

1 095)

1 108)

1 134)

 

1 047)

1 074)

1 095)

1 108)

1 134)

Output Group 3 - Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing

477)

489)

501)

513)

526)

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

776)

820)

839)

855)

876)

 

1 253)

1 309)

1 340)

1 368)

1 402)

Output Group 4 - Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management1

2 106)

2 409)

2 454)

2 497)

2 546)

4.2 Joint Management Services

400)

408)

414)

417)

425)

4.3 Services to Members2

887)

955)

921)

933)

952)

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109)

109)

109)

109)

109)

 

3 502)

3 881)

3 898)

3 956)

4 032)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

6 819)

7 296)

7 384)

7 495)

7 654)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Buildings and Operations Management in 2017-18 reflects the provision of increased funding for heat, light and power ($62 000 per annum), rent ($92 000 per annum) and security services at Parliament House ($104 000 per annum).

2. The increase in Services to Members in 2017-18 reflects the provision of one-off funding of $50 000 for the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets.

 

Output Group 1: Parliamentary Reporting Service

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports

This Output provides for the Parliamentary Reporting Service, which produces an accurate and timely official record of debates in both Houses of Parliament and of evidence presented to Parliamentary Committees.

Performance Information Comments

Delivery of Hansard

The primary focus for the Hansard operation is to produce a daily transcript for Members as quickly as possible ‑ certainly by the following day. Part of the transcript is delivered to Members later the same day.

A full week's transcript is available on the Internet (public access) by the end of the following week.

Some of these times will vary when either House sits for extended hours or during an extended period of several weeks of continuous sitting.

Output Group 2: Parliamentary Library Service

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

This Output represents the Parliamentary Library Service which provides information and research services specifically designed to assist Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Committees in performing their duties. The Parliamentary Library also manages special and historical collections, the Parliamentary Museum and is the repository for all Tasmanian Parliament publications.

Performance Information Comments

Parliamentary Library

A number of performance measures have been established for the Parliamentary Library Service. These are:

       enquiries: perform 95 per cent of enquiries within the clients' deadlines;

       newspapers and media releases: upload daily newspaper clippings and press releases to the Intranet by 11 am;

       media‑monitoring: television news available on the Intranet by 9 am daily and audio digital capture (ABC Radio) available on request;

       prepare 95 per cent of media transcription requests within the clients' deadlines;

       databases: input 90 per cent of Questions, Answers and Adjournments to the database within one week of receipt of Hansard; and

       input 95 per cent of tabled parliamentary papers within one week of tabling or receipt.


 

Parliamentary Research Service

The Parliamentary Research Service aims to:

       meet 95 per cent of the clients' requests within their deadlines;

       update statistics on the Intranet within two days of ABS data arrival; and

       complete 95 per cent of background briefings and submission summaries to Parliamentary Committees prior to the hearing of witnesses.

Output Group 3: Parliamentary Printing and Systems

3.1 Parliamentary Printing

This Output involves the provision of services which meet the printing needs of Parliament, including: the production of Parliamentary Papers; Votes and Proceedings; Notice Papers and Bills; and the printing requirements of Members.

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

This Output provides for the maintenance of computerised systems for:

       the computer requirements of the Parliamentary Reporting Service;

       the computer and communication requirements of Members of both Houses of Parliament including Regional Offices;

       the Parliament website, Intranet, Internet and databases;

       the television, broadcasting and archiving of sessions of both Houses of Parliament;

       the security of the precinct including access control and CCTV; and

       the Parliament's financial management.

Output Group 4: Joint Services

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management

This Output provides for the management of buildings and operations management as well as the provision of purchasing and maintenance services for the Parliamentary complex, gardens and other offices (including rentals, security, cleaning and communication services).

4.2 Joint Management Services

This Output provides for services to Legislature-General, including the Joint House Committee and other functional areas not directly under the control of either House of Parliament.

4.3 Services to Members

This Output provides for services not directly related to the Legislative Council or House of Assembly for certain Parliamentary Committees and the Leader of the Opposition.

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

This Output provides for administrative services to the Clerks of both Houses, including responsibility for all human resources and financial administration.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 15.2: Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent1

6 091)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

Appropriation revenue - works & services2

880)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Sales of goods and services

172)

172)

172)

172)

172)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

7 143)

6 748)

6 836)

6 947)

7 106)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

3 363)

3 439)

3 507)

3 547)

3 632)

Depreciation and amortisation

588)

588)

588)

588)

588)

Supplies and consumables1

2 763)

3 164)

3 184)

3 255)

3 329)

Grants and subsidies

59)

59)

59)

59)

59)

Other expenses

46)

46)

46)

46)

46)

Total expenses from transactions

6 819)

7 296)

7 384)

7 495)

7 654)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

324)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

324)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

324)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increases in Appropriation revenue - recurrent and Supplies and consumables reflect the provision of increased funding for heat, light and power ($62 000 per annum), rent ($92 000 per annum), security services at Parliament House ($104 000 per annum) and one-off funding of $50 000 in 2017-18 for the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets.

2. The decrease in Appropriation revenue - works & services in 2017-18 reflects the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2016-17 for the redevelopment of security and reception in Parliament House.

 


 

Table 15.3: Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports

1 006)

1 029)

1 048)

1 060)

1 083)

 

1 006)

1 029)

1 048)

1 060)

1 083)

Output Group 2 - Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

1 045)

1 072)

1 093)

1 106)

1 132)

 

1 045)

1 072)

1 093)

1 106)

1 132)

Output Group 3 - Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing

477)

489)

501)

513)

526)

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

776)

820)

839)

855)

876)

 

1 253)

1 309)

1 340)

1 368)

1 402)

Output Group 4 - Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management1

1 566)

1 869)

1 914)

1 957)

2 006)

4.2 Joint Management Services

399)

407)

413)

416)

424)

4.3 Services to Members2

713)

781)

747)

759)

778)

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109)

109)

109)

109)

109)

 

2 787)

3 166)

3 183)

3 241)

3 317)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program3

880)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

6 091)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

Total Works and Services

880)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

6 971)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

6 971)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

6 971)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

 

6 971)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Buildings and Operations Management in 2017-18 and across the Forward Estimates reflects the provision of increased funding for heat, light and power ($62 000 per annum), rent ($92 000 per annum) and security services at Parliament House ($104 000 per annum).

2. The increase in Services to Members in 2017-18 reflects the provision of one-off funding of $50 000 for the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets.

3. The decrease in the Capital Investment Program in 2017-18 reflects the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2016‑17 for the redevelopment of security and reception in Parliament House.


Table 15.4: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2017)

 

Budget)

2018)

 

Budget)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020)

Forward)

Estimate)

2021)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

86)

82)

82)

82)

82)

Receivables1

66)

56)

56)

56)

56)

 

152)

138)

138)

138)

138)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories2

36)

39)

39)

39)

39)

Property, plant and equipment1

35 065)

34 552)

34 014)

33 476)

32 938)

Heritage and cultural assets3

614)

537)

537)

537)

537)

Other assets1

55)

49)

49)

49)

49)

 

35 770)

35 177)

34 639)

34 101)

33 563)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

35 922)

35 315)

34 777)

34 239)

33 701)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

168)

145)

145)

145)

145)

Employee benefits1

892)

847)

857)

867)

877)

Other liabilities

16)

16)

16)

16)

16)

Total liabilities

1 076)

1 008)

1 018)

1 028)

1 038)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

34 846)

34 307)

33 759)

33 211)

32 663)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves3

26 823)

26 746)

26 746)

26 746)

26 746)

Accumulated funds

8 023)

7 561)

7 013)

6 465)

5 917)

Total equity

34 846)

34 307)

33 759)

33 211)

32 663)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The decreases in Cash and deposits, Receivables, Property, plant and equipment, Other assets, Payables and Employee benefits in 2018 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2016 actuals.

2. The increase in Inventories in 2018 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2016 actuals.

3. The decreases in Heritage and cultural assets and Reserves in 2018 reflect a revaluation of artworks and artefacts as at 30 June 2016.

 


 

Table 15.5: Statement of Cash Flows

 

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

 

Budget)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020-21)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent1

6 091)

6 576)

6 664)

6 775)

6 934)

Appropriation receipts - capital2

880)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Sales of goods and services

172)

172)

172)

172)

172)

GST receipts

364)

364)

364)

364)

364)

Total cash inflows

7 507)

7 112)

7 200)

7 311)

7 470)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(3 020)

(3 095)

(3 156)

(3 193)

(3 270)

Superannuation

(325)

(334)

(341)

(344)

(352)

GST payments

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

Grants and subsidies

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

Supplies and consumables1

(2 763)

(3 164)

(3 184)

(3 255)

(3 329)

Other cash payments

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

Total cash outflows

(6 577)

(7 062)

(7 150)

(7 261)

(7 420)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

930)

50)

50)

50)

50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets2

(930)

(50)

(50)

(50)

(50)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(930)

(50)

(50)

(50)

(50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

86)

82)

82)

82)

82)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

86)

82)

82)

82)

82)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increases in Appropriation receipts - recurrent and Supplies and consumables in 2017-18 and across the Forward Estimates reflect the provision of increased funding for heat, light and power ($62 000 per annum), rent ($92 000 per annum) and security services at Parliament House ($104 000 per annum).

2. The decreases in Appropriation receipts - capital and Payments for the acquisition of non-financial assets in 2017‑18 reflect the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2016-17 for the redevelopment of security and reception in Parliament House.