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

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

 

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

 

Budget)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

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

 14 453)

 15 282)

 15 825)

 16 168)

 16 443)

1.2  Support for Members of the House of Assembly

 4 193)

 4 293)

 4 398)

 4 495)

 4 568)

 

 18 646)

 19 575)

 20 223)

 20 663)

 21 011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 18 646)

 19 575)

 20 223)

 20 663)

 21 011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (including the Deputy Premier and the Treasurer);

·       Speaker of the House of Assembly; and

·       Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

This Output 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 and consumables, 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

 

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

 18 990)

 19 574)

 20 222)

 20 662)

 21 010)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 18 990)

 19 574)

 20 222)

 20 662)

 21 010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

 13 711)

 14 085)

 14 410)

 14 685)

 14 851)

Depreciation and amortisation1

  17)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

Supplies and consumables

 4 855)

 5 427)

 5 750)

 5 915)

 6 097)

Other expenses

  63)

  63)

  63)

  63)

  63)

Total expenses from transactions

 18 646)

 19 575)

 20 223)

 20 663)

 21 011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

  344)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

  344)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

  344)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in Depreciation and amortisation reflects the write-down of assets to the end of useful life.

 


 

Table 6.3:          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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders

 13 886)

 14 145)

 14 688)

 15 031)

 15 306)

1.2  Support for Members of the House of Assembly

 4 270)

 4 293)

 4 398)

 4 495)

 4 568)

 

 18 156)

 18 438)

 19 086)

 19 526)

 19 874)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 18 156)

 18 438)

 19 086)

 19 526)

 19 874)

 

 18 156)

 18 438)

 19 086)

 19 526)

 19 874)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Allowances of Ministers (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012)1

  834)

  1 136)

  1 136)

1 136)

1 136)

 

  834)

  1 136)

  1 136)

1 136)

1 136)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 18 990)

 19 574)

 20 222)

 20 662)

 21 010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 18 990)

 19 574)

 20 222)

 20 662)

 21 010)

 

 18 990)

 19 574)

 20 222)

 20 662)

 21 010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increase in Allowances of Ministers (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012) reflects a transfer of funding from a recurrent services appropriation to Reserved by Law.

 


 

Table 6.4:          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

  ….)

  15)

  15)

  15)

  15)

Receivables2

  61)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

 

  61)

  15)

  15)

  15)

  15)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Heritage and cultural assets

  25)

  30)

  30)

  30)

  30)

Other assets1

  235)

  277)

  277)

  277)

  277)

 

  260)

  307)

  307)

  307)

  307)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

  321)

  322)

  322)

  322)

  322)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

  167)

  202)

  202)

  202)

  202)

Provisions

  250)

  245)

  245)

  245)

  245)

Employee benefits3

 1 658)

 1 837)

 1 838)

 1 839)

 1 840)

Total liabilities

 2 075)

 2 284)

 2 285)

 2 286)

 2 287)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(1 754)

(1 962)

(1 963)

(1 964)

(1 965)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

  5)

  10)

  10)

  10)

  10)

Accumulated funds1

(1 759)

(1 972)

(1 973)

(1 974)

(1 975)

Total equity

(1 754)

(1 962)

(1 963)

(1 964)

(1 965)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

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

2.   The decrease in Receivables in 2017 reflects a reduction in the recovery of costs from agencies outstanding as at 30 June 2016.

3.   The increase in Employee benefits in 2017 reflects the estimated accrual of leave entitlements as at 30 June 2017.

 


 

Table 6.5:          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

 18 990)

 19 574)

 20 222)

 20 662)

 21 010)

GST receipts

  330)

  330)

  330)

  330)

  330)

 Total cash inflows

 19 320)

 19 904)

 20 552)

 20 992)

 21 340)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(12 871)

(12 919)

(13 213)

(13 461)

(13 611)

Superannuation

(1 184)

(1 165)

(1 196)

(1 223)

(1 239)

GST payments

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

Supplies and consumables

(4 855)

(5 427)

(5 750)

(5 915)

(6 097)

Other cash payments

(63)

(63)

(63)

(63)

(63)

Total cash outflows

(19 303)

(19 904)

(20 552)

(20 992)

(21 340)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

  17)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets1

(17)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(17)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

  ….)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

....)

15)

15)

15)

15)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

....)

15)

15)

15)

15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets reflects the write down of assets to end of useful life.