6     Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

Agency Outline

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support provides funding to support Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders and all members of the House of Assembly. The funding provided covers Ministerial allowances, staffing support and office facilities for Ministers and staffing support and office facilities for all members of the House of Assembly. Certain office facilities and staffing are also provided to some Members of the Legislative Council.

This chapter provides financial information for Ministerial and Parliamentary Support for 2015‑16 and over the Forward Estimates period (2016‑17 to 2018‑19).

Output Information

The Outputs of Ministerial and Parliamentary Support are provided under:

·       Output Group 1 - Support for Members of Parliament.

Table 6.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Ministerial and Parliamentary Support.

Table 6.1:          Output Group Expense Summary

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders

 14 171)

 14 453)

 14 761)

 15 105)

 15 410)

1.2  Support for Members of the House of Assembly

 4 066)

 4 193)

 4 293)

 4 398)

 4 495)

 

 18 237)

 18 646)

 19 054)

 19 503)

 19 905)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 18 237)

 18 646)

 19 054)

 19 503)

 19 905)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Output Group 1:   Support for Members of Parliament

1.1 Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders

This Output provides funding to support the functions of the following offices:

·       Premier;

·       Ministers;

·       Speaker of the House of Assembly; and

·       Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

This Output also provides funding for Ministerial allowances payable in accordance with the provisions of the Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012.

This Output also provides funding for a transport service that is available to the Premier, Ministers and other office holders including the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the President of the Legislative Council and the Leader(s) of non‑government parties in the House of Assembly.

1.2 Support for Members of the House of Assembly

This Output provides funding to all elected members of the House of Assembly to support them in their electorates. The support covers applicable allowances, staffing costs, travel and office facilities that includes accommodation, supplies, fit‑out, communications and other equipment.

This Output also provides funding to support the functions of offices for the Leader(s) of non‑government parties in the House of Assembly.


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 6.2:          Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent

 17 636)

 18 990)

 19 053)

 19 502)

 19 904)

Other revenue from government

  600)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 18 236)

 18 990)

 19 053)

 19 502)

 19 904)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

 12 507)

 13 711)

 13 997)

 14 322)

 14 597)

Depreciation and amortisation

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

Supplies and consumables2

 5 610)

 4 855)

 4 977)

 5 101)

 5 228)

Other expenses

  103)

  63)

  63)

  63)

  63)

Total expenses from transactions

 18 237)

 18 646)

 19 054)

 19 503)

 19 905)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)3

(1)

  344)

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result3

(1)

  344)

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result3

(1)

  344)

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Employee benefits in 2015-16 primarily reflects the reallocation of costs between Employee benefits and Supplies and consumables to reflect actual expenditure trends.

2.   The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2015-16 reflects a review of office supplies and a resulting change in procurement practices, and the reallocation of costs between Supplies and consumables and Employee benefits to reflect actual expenditure trends.

3.   The increase in Net result from transactions, Net result and Comprehensive result in 2015-16 reflects funding being provided for the 27th pay.


 

Table 6.3:          Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders1

 12 741)

 13 886)

 13 926)

 14 270)

 14 575)

1.2  Support for Members of the House of Assembly2

 4 066)

 4 270)

 4 293)

 4 398)

 4 495)

 

 16 807)

 18 156)

 18 219)

 18 668)

 19 070)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 16 807)

 18 156)

 18 219)

 18 668)

 19 070)

 

 16 807)

 18 156)

 18 219)

 18 668)

 19 070)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Allowances of Ministers (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012)

  829)

  834)

  834)

  834)

  834)

 

  829)

  834)

  834)

  834)

  834)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Carried Forward

  600)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 18 236)

 18 990)

 19 053)

 19 502)

 19 904)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 18 236)

 18 990)

 19 053)

 19 502)

 19 904)

 

 18 236)

 18 990)

 19 053)

 19 502)

 19 904)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders in 2015-16 reflects funding being provided for the 27th pay, dealing with structural budget issues within the Output and increased international engagement.

2.   The increase in Support for Members of the House of Assembly reflects funding being provided for the 27th pay and dealing with structural budget issues within the Output.

 


 

Table 6.4:          Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2015)

 

Budget)

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables1

  104)

  61)

  61)

  61)

  61)

 

  104)

  61)

  61)

  61)

  61)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage and cultural assets

  25)

  25)

  25)

  25)

  25)

Other assets2

  318)

  235)

  240)

  245)

  250)

 

  343)

  260)

  265)

  270)

  275)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

  447)

  321)

  326)

  331)

  336)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables3

  315)

  167)

  172)

  177)

  182)

Provisions

  245)

  250)

  250)

  250)

  250)

Employee benefits4

 3 252)

 1 658)

 1 659)

 1 660)

 1 661)

Total liabilities

 3 812)

 2 075)

 2 081)

 2 087)

 2 093)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(3 365)

(1 754)

(1 755)

(1 756)

(1 757)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

  5)

  5)

  5)

  5)

  5)

Accumulated funds2

(3 370)

(1 759)

(1 760)

(1 761)

(1 762)

Total equity

(3 365)

(1 754)

(1 755)

(1 756)

(1 757)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decrease in Receivables in 2016 reflects a reduction in the recovery of costs from agencies.

2.   The decreases in Other assets and Accumulated funds in 2016 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2014 actuals.

3.   The decrease in Payables in 2016 is due to improved creditor payment processes.

4.   The decrease in Employee benefits in 2016 is due to the payment of accumulated leave provisions of former staff of the previous Government's Ministerial Offices in 2014-15.


 

Table 6.5:          Statement of Cash Flows

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent

 17 636)

 18 990)

 19 053)

 19 502)

 19 904)

GST receipts

  330)

  330)

  330)

  330)

  330)

 Total cash inflows

 17 966)

 19 320)

 19 383)

 19 832)

 20 234)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(11 419)

(12 871)

(12 831)

(13 125)

(13 373)

Superannuation1

(1 087)

(1 184)

(1 165)

(1 196)

(1 223)

GST payments

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

Supplies and consumables2

(5 561)

(4 855)

(4 977)

(5 101)

(5 228)

Other cash payments

(103)

(63)

(63)

(63)

(63)

Total cash outflows

(18 500)

(19 303)

(19 366)

(19 815)

(20 217)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

(534)

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets

(17)

(17)

(17)

(17)

(17)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(17)

(17)

(17)

(17)

(17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(551)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

  551)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Employee benefits and Superannuation in 2015-16 reflects the 27th pay and the reallocation of costs between Employee benefits, Superannuation and Supplies and consumables to reflect actual expenditure trends.

2.   The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2015-16 reflects a review of office supplies and a resulting change in procurement practices, and the reallocation of costs between Supplies and consumables and Employee benefits to reflect actual expenditure trends.