7     Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

Agency Outline

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support provides funding to support Ministers, certain Parliamentary Office Holders and all members of the House of Assembly. The funding provided covers Ministerial allowances, staffing support and office facilities for Ministers and all Members of the House of Assembly. Certain office facilities and staffing are also provided to some Members of the Legislative Council.

This chapter provides financial information for Ministerial and Parliamentary Support for 2022‑23 and over the Forward Estimates (2023‑24 to 2025‑26).

Output Information

Outputs of Ministerial and Parliamentary Support are provided under Output Group 1‑ Support for Members of Parliament.

Table 7.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Ministerial and Parliamentary Support.

Table 7.1:         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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders1

19 413 

21 593 

22 091 

22 503 

22 979 

1.2 Support for Members of the House of Assembly

5 400 

5 516 

5 655 

5 772 

5 904 

 

24 813 

27 109 

27 746 

28 275 

28 883 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

24 813 

27 109 

27 746 

28 275 

28 883 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders primarily reflects additional funding for Supporting Executive Government Processes.

 

 Output Group 1:   Support for Members of Parliament

1.1 Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders

This Output provides funding to support the functions of the following offices:

·       Premier;

·       Ministers (including the Deputy Premier and the Treasurer);

·       Speaker of the House of Assembly; and

·       Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

This Output provides funding for allowances payable in accordance with the provisions of the Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012.

This Output also provides funding for transport services for the Premier, Ministers and other office holders including the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the President of the Legislative Council and the Leader(s) of non‑government parties in the House of Assembly.

1.2 Support for Members of the House of Assembly

This Output provides funding to all elected members of the House of Assembly to support them in their electorates. The support covers applicable allowances, staffing costs, travel and office facilities such as accommodation, supplies and consumables, fit‑out, communications and other equipment.

This Output also provides funding to support the functions of offices for the Leader(s) of non‑government parties in the House of Assembly.

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 7.2:         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

23 956 

25 766 

26 411 

26 948 

27 565 

Other revenue1

865 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

Total revenue

24 821 

27 129 

27 774 

28 311 

28 928 

Total income

24 821 

27 129 

27 774 

28 311 

28 928 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits2

18 419 

20 545 

21 030 

21 407 

21 858 

Depreciation and amortisation

381 

300 

300 

300 

300 

Supplies and consumables

5 912 

6 162 

6 314 

6 466 

6 623 

Borrowing costs

38 

31 

31 

31 

31 

Other expenses

63 

71 

71 

71 

71 

Total expenses

24 813 

27 109 

27 746 

28 275 

28 883 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

20 

28 

36 

45 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

20 

28 

36 

45 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Other revenue reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2021 actuals.

2.    The increase in Employee benefits primarily reflects additional funding for Supporting Executive Government Processes.

 


 

Table 7.3:         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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders1

18 267 

20 000 

20 495 

20 905 

21 377 

1.2 Support for Members of the House of Assembly

5 409 

5 537 

5 684 

5 809 

5 950 

 

23 676 

25 537 

26 179 

26 714 

27 327 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

23 676 

25 537 

26 179 

26 714 

27 327 

 

23 676 

25 537 

26 179 

26 714 

27 327 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Allowances of Ministers (Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012)

280 

229 

232 

234 

238 

 

280 

229 

232 

234 

238 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

23 956 

25 766 

26 411 

26 948 

27 565 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

23 956 

25 766 

26 411 

26 948 

27 565 

 

23 956 

25 766 

26 411 

26 948 

27 565 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders primarily reflects  additional funding for Supporting Executive Government Processes.

 


 

Table 7.4:         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 deposits1

38 

407 

407 

407 

407 

Receivables1

539 

327 

327 

327 

327 

 

577 

734 

734 

734 

734 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

131 

122 

122 

122 

122 

Other assets2

1 555 

2 396 

2 096 

1 796 

1 496 

 

1 686 

2 518 

2 218 

1 918 

1 618 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

2 263 

3 252 

2 952 

2 652 

2 352 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

203 

232 

232 

232 

232 

Interest bearing liabilities2

1 524 

2 174 

1 845 

1 508 

1 162 

Employee benefits1

4 649 

5 609 

5 610 

5 611 

5 612 

Total liabilities

6 376 

8 015 

7 687 

7 351 

7 006 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(4 113)

(4 763)

(4 735)

(4 699)

(4 654)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(4 113)

(4 763)

(4 735)

(4 699)

(4 654)

Total equity

(4 113)

(4 763)

(4 735)

(4 699)

(4 654)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in these items reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2021 actuals.

2.    The increase in Other assets and Interest bearing liabilities from 2022 reflects renewal of financial commitments for office leases in accordance with AASB 16 Leases.


 

Table 7.5:         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

23 956 

25 766 

26 411 

26 948 

27 565 

GST receipts

330 

330 

330 

330 

330 

Other cash receipts

865 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

Total cash inflows

25 151 

27 459 

28 104 

28 641 

29 258 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(16 575)

(18 404)

(18 784)

(19 066)

(19 411)

Superannuation

(1 843)

(2 140)

(2 245)

(2 340)

(2 446)

Borrowing costs

(38)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

GST payments

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

Supplies and consumables

(5 912)

(6 162)

(6 314)

(6 466)

(6 623)

Other cash payments

(63)

(71)

(71)

(71)

(71)

Total cash outflows

(24 761)

(27 138)

(27 775)

(28 304)

(28 912)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

390 

321 

329 

337 

346 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(390)

(321)

(329)

(337)

(346)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(390)

(321)

(329)

(337)

(346)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

38 

407 

407 

407 

407 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

38 

407 

407 

407 

407