17    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 2021‑22 and over the Forward Estimates (2022‑23 to 2024‑25). 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.

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;

·       Output Group 4 ‑ Joint Services; and

·       Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program.

Table 17.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Legislature‑General.

Table 17.1:       Output Group Expense Summary

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the House of Assembly acting jointly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports1

1 091 

925 

960 

999 

1 031 

 

1 091 

925 

960 

999 

1 031 

Output Group 2 ‑ Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service1

1 140 

1 127 

1 152 

1 178 

1 198 

 

1 140 

1 127 

1 152 

1 178 

1 198 

Output Group 3 ‑ Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing1

523 

274 

157 

160 

163 

3.2 Parliamentary Systems1

875 

1 003 

1 020 

1 041 

1 058 

 

1 398 

1 277 

1 177 

1 201 

1 221 

Output Group 4 ‑ Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management1

3 006 

3 119 

3 169 

3 221 

3 272 

4.2 Joint Management Services1

424 

889 

902 

915 

929 

4.3 Services to Members

952 

974 

990 

1 013 

1 029 

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109 

109 

109 

109 

109 

 

4 491 

5 091 

5 170 

5 258 

5 339 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 17.1:       Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 89 ‑ Public Building Maintenance Program

 

 

 

 

 

89.1 Public Building Maintenance Program2

372 

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

372 

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

8 492 

8 574 

8 459 

8 636 

8 789 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in this Output from 2021‑22 is due to a reallocation of expenses to better reflect the cost of service delivery.

2.    The Public Building Maintenance Program funding in 2021‑22 reflects updated timing of expenditure for a range of minor maintenance works within Parliament House.

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 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 to assist Members of Parliament and Parliamentary Committees undertake 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

The Parliamentary Library Service aims to:

·       perform 95 per cent of enquiries within the clients’ deadlines;

·       upload daily newspaper clippings and press releases to the Intranet by 11am;

·       ensure television news is available on the Intranet by 9 am daily and audio digital capture (ABC Radio) is available on request;

·       prepare 95 per cent of media transcription requests within the clients’ deadlines;

·       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 provides services to 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 services to maintain computerised systems for:

·       the Parliamentary Reporting Service;

·       Members of both Houses of Parliament including Regional Offices;

·       the Parliament website, Intranet, Internet and databases;

·       television, broadcasting and archiving of sessions of both Houses of Parliament;

·       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 buildings and operations management and 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 to the Leader of the Opposition and certain Parliamentary Committees not directly related to either House of Parliament.

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

This Output provides for administrative services to the Clerks of each House of Parliament, including responsibility for all human resources and financial administration.

Capital Investment Program

Table 17.2 provides financial information for the Capital Investment Program for Legislature‑General. More information on the Capital Investment Program is provided in chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

 Table 17.2:      Capital Investment Program

 

Estimated

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

Total

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Cost 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the House of Assembly acting jointly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliament Lighting Façade

80 

69 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

 

69 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parliament Lighting Façade

Funding of $80 000 was allocated in the 2020-21 Budget to complete the Parliament lighting upgrade in Parliament Gardens. Remaining funding of $69 000 is allocated to 2021-22 to complete these works.

 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 17.3:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating

7 400 

7 580 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

Appropriation revenue ‑ capital

80 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other revenue from government1

.... 

189 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

372 

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sales of goods and services

172 

172 

172 

172 

172 

Total revenue

8 024 

8 095 

7 911 

8 088 

8 241 

Total income

8 024 

8 095 

7 911 

8 088 

8 241 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits2

3 655 

3 925 

4 018 

4 121 

4 197 

Depreciation and amortisation

588 

588 

588 

588 

588 

Supplies and consumables2

4 144 

3 956 

3 748 

3 822 

3 899 

Grants and subsidies

59 

59 

59 

59 

59 

Other expenses

46 

46 

46 

46 

46 

Total expenses

8 492 

8 574 

8 459 

8 636 

8 789 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(468)

(479)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(468)

(479)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Other revenue from government reflects the rollover of unexpended appropriation from 2020‑21 for resealing the Parliament House car park and the Parliament Lighting Façade project.

2.    The increase in Employee benefits and decrease in Supplies and consumables from 2021‑22 primarily relates to a reallocation of expenses to better reflect the delivery of Outputs.


 

Table 17.4:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President of the Legislative Council and the Speaker of the House of Assembly acting jointly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Parliamentary Reporting Service

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Production and Printing of Parliamentary Reports1

1 088 

922 

957 

996 

1 028 

 

1 088 

922 

957 

996 

1 028 

Output Group 2 ‑ Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service1

1 138 

1 125 

1 150 

1 176 

1 196 

 

1 138 

1 125 

1 150 

1 176 

1 196 

Output Group 3 ‑ Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing1

523 

154 

157 

160 

163 

3.2 Parliamentary Systems1

875 

1 003 

1 020 

1 041 

1 058 

 

1 398 

1 157 

1 177 

1 201 

1 221 

Output Group 4 ‑ Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management1

2 466 

2 579 

2 629 

2 681 

2 732 

4.2 Joint Management Services1

423 

888 

901 

914 

928 

4.3 Services to Members

778 

800 

816 

839 

855 

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109 

109 

109 

109 

109 

 

3 776 

4 376 

4 455 

4 543 

4 624 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

80 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Services

7 400 

7 580 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

Capital Services

80 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

7 480 

7 580 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

.... 

189 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

7 480 

7 769 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

7 480 

7 769 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

 

7 480 

7 769 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Appropriation for this Output from 2022 is due to a reallocation of expenses to better reflect the cost of delivering Outputs.


1.     

Table 17.5:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

106 

101 

101 

101 

101 

Receivables1

205 

87 

87 

87 

87 

 

311 

188 

188 

188 

188 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories1

35 

31 

31 

31 

31 

Property, plant and equipment1

35 670 

38 852 

38 314 

37 776 

37 238 

Heritage and cultural assets1

552 

492 

492 

492 

492 

Other assets1

85 

125 

125 

125 

125 

 

36 342 

39 500 

38 962 

38 424 

37 886 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

36 653 

39 688 

39 150 

38 612 

38 074 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

287 

138 

138 

138 

138 

Employee benefits1

981 

1 174 

1 184 

1 194 

1 204 

Other liabilities1

18 

21 

21 

21 

21 

Total liabilities

1 286 

1 333 

1 343 

1 353 

1 363 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

35 367 

38 355 

37 807 

37 259 

36 711 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves1

27 597 

31 037 

31 037 

31 037 

31 037 

Accumulated funds

7 770 

7 318 

6 770 

6 222 

5 674 

Total equity

35 367 

38 355 

37 807 

37 259 

36 711 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in this item from 2022 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2020 actuals.


1.     

Table 17.6:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

7 400 

7 580 

7 739 

7 916 

8 069 

Appropriation receipts ‑ capital

80 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

.... 

189 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

372 

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sales of goods and services

172 

172 

172 

172 

172 

GST receipts

364 

364 

364 

364 

364 

Total cash inflows

8 388 

8 459 

8 275 

8 452 

8 605 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(3 294)

(3 529)

(3 600)

(3 683)

(3 739)

Superannuation

(351)

(386)

(408)

(428)

(448)

GST payments

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

Grants and subsidies

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

Supplies and consumables

(4 144)

(3 956)

(3 748)

(3 822)

(3 899)

Other cash payments

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

Total cash outflows

(8 258)

(8 340)

(8 225)

(8 402)

(8 555)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

130 

119 

50 

50 

50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets

(130)

(119)

(50)

(50)

(50)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(130)

(119)

(50)

(50)

(50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

106 

101 

101 

101 

101 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

106 

101 

101 

101 

101