6 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 2023‑24 and over the Forward Estimates (2024‑25 to 2026‑27).

Output Information

The Outputs of Ministerial and Parliamentary Support are provided under:

       Output Group 1 ‑ Support for Members of Parliament.

Table 6.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for Ministerial and Parliamentary Support.

Table 6.1: 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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders

21 593 

22 318 

22 712 

23 167 

23 599 

1.2 Support for Members of the House of Assembly

5 516 

5 721 

5 834 

5 962 

6 079 

 

27 109 

28 039 

28 546 

29 129 

29 678 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

27 109 

28 039 

28 546 

29 129 

29 678 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 6.2: 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

25 766 

26 702 

27 216 

27 805 

28 994 

Other revenue

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

Total revenue

27 129 

28 065 

28 579 

29 168 

30 357 

Total income

27 129 

28 065 

28 579 

29 168 

30 357 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

20 545 

21 353 

21 737 

22 197 

22 623 

Depreciation and amortisation

300 

300 

300 

300 

300 

Supplies and consumables

6 162 

6 284 

6 407 

6 530 

6 653 

Borrowing costs

31 

31 

31 

31 

31 

Other expenses

71 

71 

71 

71 

71 

Total expenses

27 109 

28 039 

28 546 

29 129 

29 678 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

20 

26 

33 

39 

679 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

20 

26 

33 

39 

679 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 6.3: 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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Support for Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders1

20 000 

20 723 

21 115 

21 565 

22 479 

1.2 Support for Members of the House of Assembly

5 537 

5 748 

5 868 

6 002 

6 270 

 

25 537 

26 471 

26 983 

27 567 

28 749 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ministerial and Parliamentary Support

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

25 537 

26 471 

26 983 

27 567 

28 749 

 

25 537 

26 471 

26 983 

27 567 

28 749 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

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

229 

231 

233 

238 

245 

 

229 

231 

233 

238 

245 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

25 766 

26 702 

27 216 

27 805 

28 994 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

25 766 

26 702 

27 216 

27 805 

28 994 

 

25 766 

26 702 

27 216 

27 805 

28 994 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The 2026‑27 Budget estimate for Support for Ministers and certain Parliamentary Office Holders includes an additional appropriation for expenditure associated with the 27th pay occurring in that financial year.


 

Table 6.4: 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 deposits1

407 

475 

475 

475 

475 

Receivables1

327 

264 

264 

264 

264 

 

734 

739 

739 

739 

739 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment1

122 

93 

93 

93 

93 

Other assets2

2 396 

2 666 

2 366 

2 066 

1 766 

 

2 518 

2 759 

2 459 

2 159 

1 859 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

3 252 

3 498 

3 198 

2 898 

2 598 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

232 

238 

238 

238 

238 

Interest bearing liabilities2

2 174 

2 453 

2 119 

1 779 

1 432 

Employee benefits1,3

5 609 

5 071 

5 072 

5 073 

4 441 

Total liabilities

8 015 

7 762 

7 429 

7 090 

6 111 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(4 763)

(4 264)

(4 231)

(4 192)

(3 513)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(4 763)

(4 264)

(4 231)

(4 192)

(3 513)

Total equity

(4 763)

(4 264)

(4 231)

(4 192)

(3 513)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in these items in 2024 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2022 actuals.

2.    The variation in Other assets and Interest bearing liabilities reflects financial commitments for office leases in accordance with AASB 16 Leases.

3.    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 6.5: 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

25 766 

26 702 

27 216 

27 805 

28 994 

GST receipts

330 

330 

330 

330 

330 

Other cash receipts

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

1 363 

Total cash inflows

27 459 

28 395 

28 909 

29 498 

30 687 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(18 404)

(19 081)

(19 367)

(19 718)

(20 654)

Superannuation

(2 140)

(2 271)

(2 369)

(2 478)

(2 601)

Borrowing costs

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

(31)

GST payments

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

(330)

Supplies and consumables

(6 162)

(6 284)

(6 407)

(6 530)

(6 653)

Other cash payments

(71)

(71)

(71)

(71)

(71)

Total cash outflows

(27 138)

(28 068)

(28 575)

(29 158)

(30 340)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

321 

327 

334 

340 

347 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(321)

(327)

(334)

(340)

(347)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(321)

(327)

(334)

(340)

(347)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

407 

475 

475 

475 

475 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

407 

475 

475 

475 

475