16    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 2018-19 and over the Forward Estimates period (2019-20 to 2021-22). 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; and

·       continuing support for Joint Committees.


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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 16.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Legislature‑General.

Table 16.1:       Output Group Expense Summary1

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports

1 032 

1 051 

1 063 

1 086 

1 111 

 

1 032 

1 051 

1 063 

1 086 

1 111 

Output Group 2 - Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

1 074 

1 095 

1 108 

1 134 

1 163 

 

1 074 

1 095 

1 108 

1 134 

1 163 

Output Group 3 - Parliamentary Printing and

Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing

489 

501 

513 

526 

540 

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

820 

839 

855 

876 

898 

 

1 309 

1 340 

1 368 

1 402 

1 438 

Output Group 4 - Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management

2 409 

2 516 

2 559 

2 608 

2 662 

4.2 Joint Management Services

408 

414 

417 

425 

433 

4.3 Services to Members

955 

921 

933 

952 

973 

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109 

109 

109 

109 

109 

 

3 881 

3 960 

4 018 

4 094 

4 177 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

7 296 

7 446 

7 557 

7 716 

7 889 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   Agency estimates do not include the indexation impact of any variations to agency expenditure that have been made since the finalisation of the Revised Estimates Report 2017-18 (including December Quarterly Report). For further information see chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.


 

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 16.2:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent1

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

Sales of goods and services

172 

172 

172 

172 

172 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

6 748 

6 898 

7 009 

7 168 

7 341 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

3 439 

3 507 

3 547 

3 632 

3 724 

Depreciation and amortisation

588 

588 

588 

588 

588 

Supplies and consumables1

3 164 

3 246 

3 317 

3 391 

3 472 

Grants and subsidies

59 

59 

59 

59 

59 

Other expenses

46 

46 

46 

46 

46 

Total expenses from transactions

7 296 

7 446 

7 557 

7 716 

7 889 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increases in Appropriation revenue - recurrent and Supplies and consumables, in 2018-19 reflect the provision of increased funding for insurance costs.   


 

Table 16.3:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports

1 029 

1 048 

1 060 

1 083 

1 108 

 

1 029 

1 048 

1 060 

1 083 

1 108 

Output Group 2 - Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

1 072 

1 093 

1 106 

1 132 

1 161 

 

1 072 

1 093 

1 106 

1 132 

1 161 

Output Group 3 - Parliamentary Printing and

Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing

489 

501 

513 

526 

540 

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

820 

839 

855 

876 

898 

 

1 309 

1 340 

1 368 

1 402 

1 438 

Output Group 4 - Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management

1 869 

1 976 

2 019 

2 068 

2 122 

4.2 Joint Management Services

407 

413 

416 

424 

432 

4.3 Services to Members

781 

747 

759 

778 

799 

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109 

109 

109 

109 

109 

 

3 166 

3 245 

3 303 

3 379 

3 462 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature-General

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

 

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

 

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

 

 

 


 

Table 16.4:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2018 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

82 

121 

121 

121 

121 

Receivables1

56 

76 

76 

76 

76 

 

138 

197 

197 

197 

197 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories1

39 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Property, plant and equipment1

34 552 

34 074 

33 536 

32 998 

32 460 

Heritage and cultural assets1

537 

552 

552 

552 

552 

Other assets1

49 

48 

48 

48 

48 

 

35 177 

34 711 

34 173 

33 635 

33 097 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

35 315 

34 908 

34 370 

33 832 

33 294 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

145 

207 

207 

207 

207 

Employee benefits1

847 

1 054 

1 064 

1 074 

1 084 

Other liabilities1

16 

19 

19 

19 

19 

Total liabilities

1 008 

1 280 

1 290 

1 300 

1 310 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

34 307 

33 628 

33 080 

32 532 

31 984 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

26 746 

26 746 

26 746 

26 746 

26 746 

Accumulated funds

7 561 

6 882 

6 334 

5 786 

5 238 

Total equity

34 307 

33 628 

33 080 

32 532 

31 984 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The variation in this item reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2017 actuals.

 


 

Table 16.5:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent1

6 576 

6 726 

6 837 

6 996 

7 169 

Sales of goods and services

172 

172 

172 

172 

172 

GST receipts

364 

364 

364 

364 

364 

Total cash inflows

7 112 

7 262 

7 373 

7 532 

7 705 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(3 095)

(3 156)

(3 193)

(3 270)

(3 353)

Superannuation

(334)

(341)

(344)

(352)

(361)

GST payments

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

Grants and subsidies

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

Supplies and consumables1

(3 164)

(3 246)

(3 317)

(3 391)

(3 472)

Other cash payments

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

Total cash outflows

(7 062)

(7 212)

(7 323)

(7 482)

(7 655)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets

(50)

(50)

(50)

(50)

(50)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(50)

(50)

(50)

(50)

(50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

82 

121 

121 

121 

121 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

82 

121 

121 

121 

121 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increases in Appropriation receipts - recurrent and Supplies and consumables in 2018-19 reflect the provision of increased funding for insurance costs.