19††† 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 contributing to, 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 2019‑20 and the Forward Estimates period (2020‑21 to 2022‑23). 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 19.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office of the Governor.

Table 19.1:†††††† 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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor1

4 475 

4 611 

4 697 

4 802 

4 888 

 

4 475 

4 611 

4 697 

4 802 

4 888 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

4 475 

4 611 

4 697 

4 802 

4 888 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Support for the Governor reflects the provision of funding for upgraded security arrangements.


 

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 19.2:†††††† 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

4 168 

4 304 

4 390 

4 495 

4 581 

Sales of goods and services

55 

55 

55 

55 

55 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

4 223 

4 359 

4 445 

4 550 

4 636 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

3 278 

3 395 

3 466 

3 533 

3 596 

Depreciation and amortisation

298 

298 

298 

298 

298 

Supplies and consumables

868 

887 

902 

940 

963 

Other expenses

31 

31 

31 

31 

31 

Total expenses from transactions

4 475 

4 611 

4 697 

4 802 

4 888 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(252)

(252)

(252)

(252)

(252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(252)

(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

48 

48 

48 

48 

48 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Employee benefits reflects the provision of funding for upgraded security arrangements.


 

Table 19.3:†††††† 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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - The Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for the Governor

3 571 

3 695 

3 769 

3 862 

3 936 

 

3 571 

3 695 

3 769 

3 862 

3 936 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Governor

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure

3 571 

3 695 

3 769 

3 862 

3 936 

 

3 571 

3 695 

3 769 

3 862 

3 936 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary Her Excellency the Governor (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982)

582 

594 

606 

618 

630 

Salary The Administrator (Governor of Tasmania Act 1982, Section 5(1))

15 

15 

15 

15 

15 

 

597 

609 

621 

633 

645 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

4 168 

4 304 

4 390 

4 495 

4 581 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

4 168 

4 304 

4 390 

4 495 

4 581 

 

4 168 

4 304 

4 390 

4 495 

4 581 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 19.4:†††††† 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

277 

262 

317 

372 

427 

Receivables

36 

 

313 

265 

320 

375 

430 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

31 776 

31 555 

31 557 

31 559 

31 561 

Heritage and cultural assets

3 586 

3 586 

3 586 

3 586 

3 586 

Other assets

10 

 

35 366 

35 148 

35 151 

35 154 

35 157 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

35 679 

35 413 

35 471 

35 529 

35 587 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

61 

86 

88 

90 

92 

Employee benefits

511 

518 

526 

534 

542 

Total liabilities

572 

604 

614 

624 

634 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

35 107 

34 809 

34 857 

34 905 

34 953 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

24 549 

24 549 

24 849 

25 149 

25 449 

Accumulated funds

10 558 

10 260 

10 008 

9 756 

9 504 

Total equity

35 107 

34 809 

34 857 

34 905 

34 953 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 19.5:†††††† 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

4 168 

4 304 

4 390 

4 495 

4 581 

Sales of goods and services

55 

55 

55 

55 

55 

GST receipts

60 

60 

60 

60 

60 

Total cash inflows

4 283 

4 419 

4 505 

4 610 

4 696 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(3 013)

(3 123)

(3 188)

(3 250)

(3 308)

Superannuation

(257)

(264)

(270)

(275)

(280)

GST payments

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

(60)

Supplies and consumables

(867)

(886)

(901)

(939)

(962)

Other cash payments

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

Total cash outflows

(4 228)

(4 364)

(4 450)

(4 555)

(4 641)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

222 

207 

262 

317 

372 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

277 

262 

317 

372 

427 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Employee benefits reflects the provision of funding for upgraded security arrangements.