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 2023‑24 and over the Forward Estimates (2024‑25 to 2026‑27). 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 2023‑24 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

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

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

2 860 

2 987 

3 057 

3 142 

3 216 

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

125 

128 

130 

133 

136 

 

2 991 

3 121 

3 193 

3 281 

3 358 

Output Group 2 ‑ Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

7 847 

8 151 

8 350 

8 559 

8 751 

 

7 847 

8 151 

8 350 

8 559 

8 751 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

10 838 

11 272 

11 543 

11 840 

12 109 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

Total revenue

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

Total income

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

10 026 

10 446 

10 706 

10 990 

11 249 

Depreciation and amortisation

37 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Supplies and consumables

775 

789 

800 

813 

823 

Total expenses

10 838 

11 272 

11 543 

11 840 

12 109 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

384 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(26)

(26)

(26)

(26)

384 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating in 2026‑27 reflects additional appropriation for expenditure associated with the 27th pay occurring in that financial year.


 

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

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

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 Services1

2 834 

2 961 

3 031 

3 116 

3 290 

1.2 Select Committee Support Services

1.3 Investigatory Committee Support Services

125 

128 

130 

133 

140 

 

2 965 

3 095 

3 167 

3 255 

3 436 

Output Group 2 ‑ Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Payments Administered by the House of Assembly

592 

597 

621 

620 

619 

 

592 

597 

621 

620 

619 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Assembly

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

3 557 

3 692 

3 788 

3 875 

4 055 

 

3 557 

3 692 

3 788 

3 875 

4 055 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Membersí 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

7 116 

7 415 

7 590 

7 800 

8 299 

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

108 

108 

108 

108 

108 

 

7 255 

7 554 

7 729 

7 939 

8 438 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

 

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The 2026‑27 Budget estimate for House of Assembly Support Services and Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances includes an additional appropriation for expenditure associated with the 27th pay occurring in that financial year.

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

 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

2027 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

Receivables1

23 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

27 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment1

627 

612 

615 

618 

621 

Heritage and cultural assets

2 160 

2 161 

2 161 

2 161 

2 161 

Other assets1

33 

92 

92 

92 

92 

 

2 820 

2 865 

2 868 

2 871 

2 874 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

2 847 

2 869 

2 872 

2 875 

2 878 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

16 

16 

16 

16 

Employee benefits2

654 

679 

708 

737 

356 

Total liabilities

660 

695 

724 

753 

372 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

2 187 

2 174 

2 148 

2 122 

2 506 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

1 227 

1 227 

1 227 

1 227 

1 227 

Accumulated funds

960 

947 

921 

895 

1 279 

Total equity

2 187 

2 174 

2 148 

2 122 

2 506 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in this item in 2024 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2022 actuals.

2.    The decrease in Employee benefits in 2027 recognises the payment of the 27th pay in 2026‑27 and the reduction in the associated liability accrued over prior years for this purpose.


 

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

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

10 812 

11 246 

11 517 

11 814 

12 493 

GST receipts

94 

94 

94 

94 

94 

Total cash inflows

10 906 

11 340 

11 611 

11 908 

12 587 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(9 225)

(9 581)

(9 790)

(10 018)

(10 625)

Superannuation

(772)

(836)

(887)

(943)

(1 005)

GST payments

(94)

(94)

(94)

(94)

(94)

Supplies and consumables

(775)

(789)

(800)

(813)

(823)

Total cash outflows

(10 866)

(11 300)

(11 571)

(11 868)

(12 547)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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