14††† House of Assembly

Agency Outline

The Office of the Clerk of the House of Assembly provides services through the provision of advisory, procedural, research and administrative support to the House of Assembly, its committees, the Speaker of the House and Members generally.

This chapter provides financial information about the Outputs to be delivered by the House of Assembly in 2019-20 and over the Forward Estimates period (2020‑21 to 2022‑23). Further information about the House of Assembly is provided at www.parliament.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

The major focus for the House of Assembly in 2019‑20 is the continuation of service delivery in an efficient and timely manner to the House and its Committees in their constitutional roles.


 

Output Information

Outputs of the House of Assembly are provided under the following Output Groups:

       Output Group 1 ‑ House of Assembly Support Services; and

       Output Group 2 ‑ Payments Administered by the House of Assembly.

Table 14.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the House of Assembly.

Table 14.1:†††††† Output Group Expense Summary

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - House of Assembly Support Services

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 House of Assembly Support Services

2 598 

2 631 

2 686 

2 756 

2 813 

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

114 

116 

119 

122 

123 

 

2 718 

2 753 

2 811 

2 884 

2 943 

Output Group 2 - Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly1

6 687 

7 167 

7 417 

7 570 

7 716 

 

6 687 

7 167 

7 417 

7 570 

7 716 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

9 405 

9 920 

10 228 

10 454 

10 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Payments Administered by the House of Assembly reflects the increase in costs associated with Reserve By Law Membersí Salaries.


 

Output Group 1:††† House of Assembly Support Services

1.1 House of Assembly Support Services

This Output provides for the effective and lawful operation of the House and its committees, the fulfilment of statutory requirements, the promotion of the role of the Parliament and the provision of written and oral advice. It includes the operation of the House of Assembly Education Office.

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

This Output relates to Select Committees appointed by resolution of the House and provides resources to enable the committees to address the terms of reference specified in their appointment.

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

This Output provides a Committee Secretariat and resources for Investigatory Committees to enable Committees to address the terms of reference of matters referred by the House.

Output Group 2:††† Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

This Output relates to the payment of salaries and allowances as prescribed by legislation.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 14.2:†††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - operating

9 379 

9 894 

10 202 

10 428 

10 633 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

9 379 

9 894 

10 202 

10 428 

10 633 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

8 878 

9 156 

9 455 

9 659 

9 850 

Depreciation and amortisation

37 

286 

286 

286 

286 

Supplies and consumables

490 

478 

487 

509 

523 

Total expenses from transactions

9 405 

9 920 

10 228 

10 454 

10 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Employee benefits reflects the increase in costs associated with Reserve By Law Membersí Salaries.


 

Table 14.3:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - House of Assembly Support Services

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 House of Assembly Support Services

2 572 

2 605 

2 660 

2 730 

2 787 

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

114 

116 

119 

122 

123 

 

2 692 

2 727 

2 785 

2 858 

2 917 

Output Group 2 - Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly1

658 

576 

576 

576 

576 

 

658 

576 

576 

576 

576 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure

3 350 

3 303 

3 361 

3 434 

3 493 

 

3 350 

3 303 

3 361 

3 434 

3 493 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Members' Committee Fees and Allowances (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012)

31 

31 

31 

31 

31 

Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012)2

5 890 

6 452 

6 702 

6 855 

7 001 

Travelling Allowances (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012)

108 

108 

108 

108 

108 

 

6 029 

6 591 

6 841 

6 994 

7 140 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

9 379 

9 894 

10 202 

10 428 

10 633 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

9 379 

9 894 

10 202 

10 428 

10 633 

 

9 379 

9 894 

10 202 

10 428 

10 633 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Payments Administered by the House of Assembly is due to transfer of the vehicle allowance budget to Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances.

2.    The increase in Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances reflects the increase in costs associated with Reserve By Law Membersí Salaries.


 

Table 14.4:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

228 

537 

540 

543 

546 

Heritage and cultural assets

2 045 

2 045 

2 045 

2 045 

2 045 

Other assets

36 

630 

630 

630 

630 

 

2 309 

3 212 

3 215 

3 218 

3 221 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

2 313 

3 216 

3 219 

3 222 

3 225 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

39 

43 

43 

43 

43 

Interest bearing liabilities

.... 

584 

584 

584 

584 

Employee benefits

506 

599 

628 

657 

686 

Total liabilities

545 

1 226 

1 255 

1 284 

1 313 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

1 768 

1 990 

1 964 

1 938 

1 912 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

1 112 

1 112 

1 112 

1 112 

1 112 

Accumulated funds1

656 

878 

852 

826 

800 

Total equity

1 768 

1 990 

1 964 

1 938 

1 912 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Accumulated funds reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2018 actuals.


 

Table 14.5:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - operating

9 379 

9 894 

10 202 

10 428 

10 633 

GST receipts

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

Total cash inflows

9 473 

9 988 

10 296 

10 522 

10 727 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(8 247)

(8 708)

(8 985)

(9 169)

(9 346)

Superannuation

(602)

(645)

(667)

(687)

(701)

GST payments

(94)

(94)

(94)

(94)

(94)

Supplies and consumables

(490)

(501)

(510)

(532)

(546)

Total cash outflows

(9 433)

(9 948)

(10 256)

(10 482)

(10 687)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

40 

40 

40 

40 

40 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets

(40)

(40)

(40)

(40)

(40)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(40)

(40)

(40)

(40)

(40)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Employee benefits reflects the increase in costs associated with Reserve By Law Membersí Salaries.