18    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 in 2022‑23 and over the Forward Estimates (2023‑24 to 2025‑26). Further information about Legislature‑General is provided at www.parliament.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

Table 18.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables being undertaken by Legislature‑General.

Table 18.1:       Key Deliverables Statement

 

2022‑23

 

Budget

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

2025‑26

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resource Specialists ‑ Parliament

250

250

250

250

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resources Specialists ‑ Parliament

This initiative provides two new Human Resource positions within the Tasmanian Parliament to provide specialist services including training and development, investigation and dispute resolution.


 

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 18.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Legislature‑General.

Table 18.2:       Output Group Expense Summary

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

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 Reports

925 

964 

1 009 

1 048 

1 092 

 

925 

964 

1 009 

1 048 

1 092 

Output Group 2 ‑ Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

1 127 

1 155 

1 190 

1 215 

1 246 

 

1 127 

1 155 

1 190 

1 215 

1 246 

Output Group 3 ‑ Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing1

274 

158 

162 

166 

170 

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

1 003 

1 024 

1 048 

1 069 

1 095 

 

1 277 

1 182 

1 210 

1 235 

1 265 

Output Group 4 ‑ Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management

3 119 

3 181 

3 247 

3 311 

3 379 

4.2 Joint Management Services2

889 

1 155 

1 173 

1 189 

1 205 

4.3 Services to Members

974 

996 

1 021 

1 042 

1 065 

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109 

109 

109 

109 

109 

 

5 091 

5 441 

5 550 

5 651 

5 758 

 


 

Table 18.2:       Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

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 Program

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

8 574 

8 742 

8 959 

9 149 

9 361 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Parliamentary Printing in 2022‑23 reflects additional expenditure in 2021‑22 for a rollover of unexpended appropriation from 2020‑21.

2.    The increase in Joint Management Services from 2022‑23 reflects additional expenditure for two new Human Resource positions within the Tasmanian Parliament.

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, usually by the following day, with part of the transcript 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.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 18.3:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating

7 580 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

Other revenue from government

189 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sales of goods and services

172 

172 

172 

172 

172 

Total revenue

8 095 

8 354 

8 411 

8 601 

8 813 

Total income

8 095 

8 354 

8 411 

8 601 

8 813 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

3 925 

4 280 

4 406 

4 501 

4 616 

Depreciation and amortisation

588 

588 

588 

588 

588 

Supplies and consumables1

3 956 

3 769 

3 860 

3 955 

4 052 

Grants and subsidies

59 

59 

59 

59 

59 

Other expenses

46 

46 

46 

46 

46 

Total expenses

8 574 

8 742 

8 959 

9 149 

9 361 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(479)

(388)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(479)

(388)

(548)

(548)

(548)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2022‑23 relates to additional expenditure in 2021‑22 for the Public Building Maintenance Program and a rollover of unexpended appropriation from 2020‑21 for the resealing of the Parliament House car park.


 

Table 18.4:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

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 Reports

922 

961 

1 006 

1 045 

1 089 

 

922 

961 

1 006 

1 045 

1 089 

Output Group 2 ‑ Parliamentary Library Service

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Parliamentary Library Service

1 125 

1 153 

1 188 

1 213 

1 244 

 

1 125 

1 153 

1 188 

1 213 

1 244 

Output Group 3 ‑ Parliamentary Printing and Systems

 

 

 

 

 

3.1 Parliamentary Printing

154 

158 

162 

166 

170 

3.2 Parliamentary Systems

1 003 

1 024 

1 048 

1 069 

1 095 

 

1 157 

1 182 

1 210 

1 235 

1 265 

Output Group 4 ‑ Joint Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1 Buildings and Operations Management1

2 579 

2 801 

2 707 

2 771 

2 839 

4.2 Joint Management Services2

888 

1 154 

1 172 

1 188 

1 204 

4.3 Services to Members

800 

822 

847 

868 

891 

4.4 Corporate Services for Parliamentary Agencies

109 

109 

109 

109 

109 

 

4 376 

4 886 

4 835 

4 936 

5 043 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislature‑General

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

7 580 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

 

7 580 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

189 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

7 769 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

7 769 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

 

7 769 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Buildings and Operations Management relates to additional maintenance expenditure in 2022‑23 to replace the chilled water plant at Parliament House to improve cooling throughout the building.

2.    The increase in Joint Management Services from 2022‑23 reflects additional expenditure for two new Human Resource positions within the Tasmanian Parliament.

 

Table 18.5:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

101 

100 

100 

100 

100 

Receivables1

87 

63 

63 

63 

63 

 

188 

163 

163 

163 

163 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

31 

32 

32 

32 

32 

Property, plant and equipment

38 852 

39 176 

38 638 

38 100 

37 562 

Heritage and cultural assets

492 

491 

491 

491 

491 

Intangibles1

.... 

59 

59 

59 

59 

Other assets1

125 

84 

84 

84 

84 

 

39 500 

39 842 

39 304 

38 766 

38 228 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

39 688 

40 005 

39 467 

38 929 

38 391 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

138 

279 

279 

279 

279 

Interest bearing liabilities1

.... 

848 

848 

848 

848 

Provisions1

.... 

89 

89 

89 

89 

Employee benefits1

1 174 

1 241 

1 251 

1 261 

1 271 

Other liabilities1

21 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total liabilities

1 333 

2 457 

2 467 

2 477 

2 487 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

38 355 

37 548 

37 000 

36 452 

35 904 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

31 037 

31 036 

31 036 

31 036 

31 036 

Accumulated funds

7 318 

6 512 

5 964 

5 416 

4 868 

Total equity

38 355 

37 548 

37 000 

36 452 

35 904 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in this item from 2023 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2021 actuals.

 

Table 18.6:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

7 580 

8 182 

8 239 

8 429 

8 641 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

189 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Grants

154 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Sales of goods and services

172 

204 

172 

172 

172 

GST receipts

364 

364 

364 

364 

364 

Total cash inflows

8 459 

8 750 

8 775 

8 965 

9 177 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(3 529)

(3 861)

(3 962)

(4 035)

(4 125)

Superannuation

(386)

(409)

(434)

(456)

(481)

GST payments

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

(364)

Grants and subsidies

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

(59)

Supplies and consumables

(3 956)

(3 769)

(3 860)

(3 955)

(4 052)

Other cash payments

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

(46)

Total cash outflows

(8 340)

(8 508)

(8 725)

(8 915)

(9 127)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

119 

242 

50 

50 

50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets

(119)

(210)

(50)

(50)

(50)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(119)

(210)

(50)

(50)

(50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

32 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

101 

68 

100 

100 

100 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

101 

100 

100 

100 

100