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 2016‑17 and over the Forward Estimates period (2017‑18 to 2019‑20). 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;

·       the redevelopment of the security and reception areas in Parliament House, which is considered essential to ensure the safety of Members and the public; 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.


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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

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports

 1 019)

 1 017)

 1 032)

 1 051)

 1 063)

 

 1 019)

 1 017)

 1 032)

 1 051)

 1 063)

Output Group 2 - Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1  Parliamentary Library Service

 1 039)

 1 047)

 1 074)

 1 095)

 1 108)

 

 1 039)

 1 047)

 1 074)

 1 095)

 1 108)

Output Group 3 - Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1  Parliamentary Printing

  465)

  477)

  489)

  501)

  513)

3.2  Parliamentary Systems

  764)

  776)

  794)

  812)

  827)

 

 1 229)

 1 253)

 1 283)

 1 313)

 1 340)

Output Group 4 - Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1  Buildings and Operations Management

 2 074)

 2 106)

 2 145)

 2 184)

 2 220)

4.2  Joint Management Services

  345)

  400)

  408)

  414)

  417)

4.3  Services to Members

  877)

  887)

  905)

  921)

  933)

4.4  Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

  109)

  109)

  109)

  109)

  109)

 

 3 405)

 3 502)

 3 567)

 3 628)

 3 679)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 6 692)

 6 819)

 6 956)

 7 087)

 7 190)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent

 6 051)

 6 091)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

Appropriation revenue - works & services1

....)

  880)

....)

....)

....)

Sales of goods and services

  172)

  172)

  172)

  172)

  172)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 6 223)

 7 143)

 6 408)

 6 539)

 6 642)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

 3 295)

 3 363)

 3 439)

 3 507)

 3 547)

Depreciation and amortisation

  588)

  588)

  588)

  588)

  588)

Supplies and consumables

 2 704)

 2 763)

 2 824)

 2 887)

 2 950)

Grants and subsidies

  59)

  59)

  59)

  59)

  59)

Other expenses

  46)

  46)

  46)

  46)

  46)

Total expenses from transactions

 6 692)

 6 819)

 6 956)

 7 087)

 7 190)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(469)

  324)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(469)

  324)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(469)

  324)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increase in Appropriation revenue - works & services in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $880 000 for the redevelopment of security and reception areas in Parliament House.


 

Table 15.3:        Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports1

 1 095)

 1 006)

 1 029)

 1 048)

 1 060)

 

 1 095)

 1 006)

 1 029)

 1 048)

 1 060)

Output Group 2 - Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1  Parliamentary Library Service

 1 037)

 1 045)

 1 072)

 1 093)

 1 106)

 

 1 037)

 1 045)

 1 072)

 1 093)

 1 106)

Output Group 3 - Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1  Parliamentary Printing

  465)

  477)

  489)

  501)

  513)

3.2  Parliamentary Systems

  764)

  776)

  794)

  812)

  827)

 

 1 229)

 1 253)

 1 283)

 1 313)

 1 340)

Output Group 4 - Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1  Buildings and Operations Management

 1 534)

 1 566)

 1 605)

 1 644)

 1 680)

4.2  Joint Management Services

  344)

  399)

  407)

  413)

  416)

4.3  Services to Members

  703)

  713)

  731)

  747)

  759)

4.4  Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

  109)

  109)

  109)

  109)

  109)

 

 2 690)

 2 787)

 2 852)

 2 913)

 2 964)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program2

....)

  880)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 6 051)

 6 091)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

Total Works and Services2

....)

  880)

....)

....)

....)

 

 6 051)

 6 971)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 6 051)

 6 971)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 6 051)

 6 971)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

 

 6 051)

 6 971)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decrease in Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports in 2016‑17 reflects the cessation of one‑off funding for the 27th pay in 2015‑16.

2.   The increases in Capital Investment Program and Total Works and Services in 2016‑17 reflect additional funding of $880 000 for the redevelopment of security and reception areas in Parliament House.


 

Table 15.4:        Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2016

 

Budget

2017

 

Budget

2018

Forward

Estimate

2019

Forward

Estimate

2020

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

  93)

  86)

  86)

  86)

  86)

Receivables1

  76)

  66)

  66)

  66)

  66)

 

  169)

  152)

  152)

  152)

  152)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

  36)

  36)

  36)

  36)

  36)

Property, plant and equipment

 34 772)

 35 065)

 34 527)

 33 989)

 33 451)

Heritage and cultural assets2

  508)

  614)

  614)

  614)

  614)

Other assets1

  59)

  55)

  55)

  55)

  55)

 

 35 375)

 35 770)

 35 232)

 34 694)

 34 156)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 35 544)

 35 922)

 35 384)

 34 846)

 34 308)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

  199)

  168)

  168)

  168)

  168)

Employee benefits

  874)

  892)

  902)

  912)

  922)

Other liabilities

  16)

  16)

  16)

  16)

  16)

Total liabilities

 1 089)

 1 076)

 1 086)

 1 096)

 1 106)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

 34 455)

 34 846)

 34 298)

 33 750)

 33 202)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves2

 26 717)

 26 823)

 26 823)

 26 823)

 26 823)

Accumulated funds

 7 738)

 8 023)

 7 475)

 6 927)

 6 379)

Total equity

 34 455)

 34 846)

 34 298)

 33 750)

 33 202)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decreases in Cash and deposits, Receivables, Other assets and Payables in 2017 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

2.   The increases in Heritage and cultural assets and Reserves in 2017 reflects a revaluation of artworks and artefacts as at 30 June 2015.

 


 

Table 15.5:        Statement of Cash Flows

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent

 6 051)

 6 091)

 6 236)

 6 367)

 6 470)

Appropriation receipts ‑ capital1

....)

  880)

....)

....)

....)

Sales of goods and services

  172)

  172)

  172)

  172)

  172)

GST receipts

  364)

  364)

  364)

  364)

  364)

 Total cash inflows

 6 587)

 7 507)

 6 772)

 6 903)

 7 006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits2

(3 042)

(3 020)

(3 095)

(3 156)

(3 193)

Superannuation

(322)

(325)

(334)

(341)

(344)

GST payments

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

Grants and subsidies

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

Supplies and consumables

(2 704)

(2 763)

(2 824)

(2 887)

(2 950)

Other cash payments

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

Total cash outflows

(6 537)

(6 577)

(6 722)

(6 853)

(6 956)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

  50)

  930)

  50)

  50)

  50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets1

(50)

(930)

(50)

(50)

(50)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(50)

(930)

(50)

(50)

(50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

  93)

  86)

  86)

  86)

  86)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

  93)

  86)

  86)

  86)

  86)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increases in Appropriation receipts - capital and Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $880 000 for the redevelopment of security and reception areas in Parliament House.

2.   The decrease in Employee benefits in 2016‑17 reflects the cessation of one‑off funding for the 27th pay in 2015‑16.