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 2020-21 and over the Forward Estimates (2021‑22 to 2023‑24). 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 2020-21 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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

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

2 631 

2 698 

2 771 

2 829 

2 894 

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

116 

119 

121 

124 

127 

 

2 753 

2 823 

2 898 

2 959 

3 027 

Output Group 2 - Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly1

7 167 

7 440 

7 622 

7 782 

7 955 

 

7 167 

7 440 

7 622 

7 782 

7 955 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

9 920 

10 263 

10 520 

10 741 

10 982 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.†† The increase in Payments Administered by the House of Assembly reflects additional costs associated with Reserved 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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - operating

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

Total revenue

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

Total income

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

9 156 

9 491 

9 725 

9 933 

10 159 

Depreciation and amortisation1

286 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Supplies and consumables1

478 

735 

758 

771 

786 

Total expenses

9 920 

10 263 

10 520 

10 741 

10 982 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The decrease in Depreciation and amortisation, and the increase in Supplies and consumables in 2020‑21, reflects a change in the accounting treatment for the recognition of leases. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.


 

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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

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

2 605 

2 672 

2 745 

2 803 

2 868 

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

116 

119 

121 

124 

127 

 

2 727 

2 797 

2 872 

2 933 

3 001 

Output Group 2 - Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

576 

581 

586 

590 

595 

 

576 

581 

586 

590 

595 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure

3 303 

3 378 

3 458 

3 523 

3 596 

 

3 303 

3 378 

3 458 

3 523 

3 596 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)1

6 452 

6 720 

6 897 

7 053 

7 221 

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

108 

108 

108 

108 

108 

 

6 591 

6 859 

7 036 

7 192 

7 360 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

 

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances reflects the increase in costs associated with Reserved by Law Membersí Salaries.


 

Table 14.4:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June1

 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

Receivables

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

537 

472 

475 

478 

481 

Heritage and cultural assets

2 045 

2 045 

2 045 

2 045 

2 045 

Other assets2

630 

47 

47 

47 

47 

 

3 212 

2 564 

2 567 

2 570 

2 573 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

3 216 

2 570 

2 573 

2 576 

2 579 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

43 

50 

50 

50 

50 

Interest bearing liabilities2

584 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Employee benefits

599 

570 

599 

628 

657 

Total liabilities

1 226 

620 

649 

678 

707 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

1 990 

1 950 

1 924 

1 898 

1 872 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

1 112 

1 112 

1 112 

1 112 

1 112 

Accumulated funds

878 

838 

812 

786 

760 

Total equity

1 990 

1 950 

1 924 

1 898 

1 872 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    Some balance estimates for 2021 and later years will be impacted by final closing balances presented in the Agency's 2019‑20 Annual Report. Further information on the impact of the timing of the 2020‑21 Budget on opening balances is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.

1.    The decrease in Other assets and Interest bearing liabilities primarily reflects a change in the accounting treatment for the recognition of leases. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.


 

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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - operating

9 894 

10 237 

10 494 

10 715 

10 956 

GST receipts

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

Total cash inflows

9 988 

10 331 

10 588 

10 809 

11 050 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(8 708)

(8 794)

(9 006)

(9 199)

(9 408)

Superannuation

(645)

(668)

(690)

(705)

(722)

GST payments

(94)

(94)

(94)

(94)

(94)

Supplies and consumables2

(501)

(735)

(758)

(771)

(786)

Total cash outflows

(9 948)

(10 291)

(10 548)

(10 769)

(11 010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Employee benefits reflects costs associated with Reserved by Law Membersí Salaries.

2.    The increase in Supplies and consumables in 2020‑21 primarily reflects a change in the accounting treatment for the recognition of leases. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1of this Budget Paper.