18††† Office of the Governor

Agency Outline

The Office of the Governor supports the Governor in the performance of her constitutional, administrative, ceremonial and community responsibilities by:

       providing a high standard of policy advice and administrative support, including the organisation of constitutional and ceremonial duties and a program of community engagements;

       facilitating the efficient and effective interaction between the Office of the Governor, the Parliament, the Executive and the State Service; and

       maintaining the Government House estate.

The Office is focused on achieving, or assisting to achieve, the following major outcomes:

       safeguarding the integrity of the Stateís democratic system of government;

       promoting community involvement in government and understanding of the democratic process;

       promoting community understanding of the role of the Governor;

       fostering activities in rural areas through speeches, visits, functions and other events;

       encouraging the involvement of young people in the community;

       supporting activities which promote a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society;

       stimulating culture and the arts;

       promoting the Stateís exports and its tourism industry; and

       protecting and maintaining the heritage values of Government House and its grounds.

This chapter provides financial information for the Office of the Governor for 2018-19 and the Forward Estimates period (2019‑20 to 2021‑22). Further information on the Office is provided at www.govhouse.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

The key deliverables for the Office of the Governor include:

       continuing support of the Governorís program of activities, with particular attention to the promotion of the State of Tasmania;

       preparing programs that bring a wide range of people to events at Government House;

       preparing programs that promote a wide understanding of the activities and role of the Governor and the Office of the Governor; and

       reviewing asset management, maintenance and restoration plans for the Government House estate.

Output Information

The individual Output of the Office of the Governor is provided under:

       Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor.

Table 18.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office of the Governor.

Table 18.1:†††††† 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 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor

4 384 

4 475 

4 533 

4 618 

4 711 

 

4 384 

4 475 

4 533 

4 618 

4 711 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

4 384 

4 475 

4 533 

4 618 

4 711 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:†† The Office of the Governor

1.1 Support for the Governor

This Output facilitates the efficient and effective interaction between the Office of the Governor, the Parliament, the Executive, the State Service, the Tasmanian community and Offices of the Governor in other states. This Output also facilitates cooperation between all arms of government and the community to promote the State of Tasmania to a widening range of international guests and other visitors to the State.

Performance Information Comments

The Office will successfully perform this Output by:

       meeting the expectations of the Governor in assisting her to meet her constitutional and legal responsibilities;

       meeting the expectations of the Governor and her spouse in the organisation of their official program and the administration of the household; and

       maintaining the Government House estate to a high standard.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 18.2:†††††† 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 - recurrent

4 069 

4 168 

4 226 

4 311 

4 404 

Sales of goods and services

55 

55 

55 

55 

55 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

4 124 

4 223 

4 281 

4 366 

4 459 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

3 217 

3 278 

3 322 

3 393 

3 470 

Depreciation and amortisation

298 

298 

298 

298 

298 

Supplies and consumables

838 

868 

882 

896 

912 

Other expenses

31 

31 

31 

31 

31 

Total expenses from transactions

4 384 

4 475 

4 533 

4 618 

4 711 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(260)

(252)

(252)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(260)

(252)

(252)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows - other non-owner changes in

equity

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

Total other economic flows - other non-owner

changes in equity

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

40 

48 

48 

48 

48 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 18.3:†††††† 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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor

3 492 

3 571 

3 617 

3 690 

3 771 

 

3 492 

3 571 

3 617 

3 690 

3 771 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

3 492 

3 571 

3 617 

3 690 

3 771 

 

3 492 

3 571 

3 617 

3 690 

3 771 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary Her Excellency the Governor (Governor of

Tasmania Act 1982)

562 

582 

594 

606 

618 

Salary The Administrator (Governor of Tasmania Act

1982, Section 5(1))

15 

15 

15 

15 

15 

 

577 

597 

609 

621 

633 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

4 069 

4 168 

4 226 

4 311 

4 404 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

4 069 

4 168 

4 226 

4 311 

4 404 

 

4 069 

4 168 

4 226 

4 311 

4 404 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 18.4:†††††† 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 deposits

231 

277 

332 

387 

442 

Receivables1

15 

36 

36 

36 

36 

 

246 

313 

368 

423 

478 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

31 993 

31 776 

31 778 

31 780 

31 782 

Heritage and cultural assets

3 586 

3 586 

3 586 

3 586 

3 586 

Other assets

 

35 582 

35 366 

35 369 

35 372 

35 375 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

35 828 

35 679 

35 737 

35 795 

35 853 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

75 

61 

63 

65 

67 

Employee benefits

507 

511 

519 

527 

535 

Total liabilities

582 

572 

582 

592 

602 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

35 246 

35 107 

35 155 

35 203 

35 251 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

24 549 

24 549 

24 849 

25 149 

25 449 

Accumulated funds

10 697 

10 558 

10 306 

10 054 

9 802 

Total equity

35 246 

35 107 

35 155 

35 203 

35 251 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

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


 

Table 18.5:†††††† 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 - recurrent

4 069 

4 168 

4 226 

4 311 

4 404 

Sales of goods and services

55 

55 

55 

55 

55 

GST receipts

60 

60 

60 

60 

60 

Total cash inflows

4 184 

4 283 

4 341 

4 426 

4 519 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(2 954)

(3 013)

(3 054)

(3 119)

(3 189)

Superannuation

(247)

(257)

(260)

(266)

(273)

GST payments

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

Supplies and consumables

(837)

(867)

(881)

(895)

(911)

Other cash payments

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

Total cash outflows

(4 129)

(4 228)

(4 286)

(4 371)

(4 464)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

55 

55 

55 

55 

55 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

55 

55 

55 

55 

55 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

176 

222 

277 

332 

387 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

231 

277 

332 

387 

442