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Appendix A: Resources

This appendix provides details of the AEC’s resources and expenses
in 2018–19, as required by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts
and Audit Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive
agencies and other non corporate Commonwealth entities, 25 June 2015.

The tables in this appendix correspond to tables in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 and staff statistics, namely:

  • the Agency Resource Statement, which provides information about the various funding sources that the AEC was able to draw on during the year (Table 5)
  • Expenses and Resources by Outcome, showing the detail of Budget appropriations and total resourcing for Outcome 1 (Table 6)
  • Average staffing levels from 2016–17 to 2018–19 (Table 7)

Table 5: Agency resource statement – current report period (2018–19)

Actual appropriation for 2018‑19

$’000

Payments made for 2018‑19

$’000

Balance remaining 2018-19

$’000

Ordinary annual servicesa

Prior Year Departmental appropriation

117,564

107,208

10,356

Departmental appropriationb

401,183

252,512

148,671

Section 74 relevant agency receipts

20,553

20,553

Total ordinary annual servicesc

A

539,300

380,273

159,027

Special appropriations

Special appropriations limited by criteria/entitlement

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Administered)

55,077

55,077

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Departmental)

14,900

14,900

Total special appropriations

B

69,977

69,977

Special accountsd

Opening balance

1,328

Non-appropriation receipts to special accounts

3,483

Payments made

538

Total special accounts

C

4,811

538

4,273

Total resourcing (A + B + C )

614,088

450,788

Total net resourcing for agency

614,088

450,788

a. Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2018–19 and Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2018–19. This also includes prior year departmental appropriation and section 74 relevant agency receipts.

b. Includes an amount of $13.572 million in 2018–19 for the Departmental Capital Budget. For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as ‘contributions by owners’.

c. The balance remaining includes $4.0 million of appropriations that have been quarantined and are not available to the AEC.

d. Includes ‘Special Public Money’ held in accounts like Other Trust Monies (OTM) accounts, Services for other Government and Non agency Bodies accounts (SOG) or Services for Other Entities and Trust Moneys Special accounts (SOETM).

Table 6: Expenses and resources for Outcome 1

Budgeta

2018‑19

$’000

Actual expenses 2018‑19
$’000

Variation
$’000

Program 1.1

Administered expenses

Special appropriations

76,000

79,502

(3,502)

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriationb

408,164

408,438

(274)

Special appropriations

14,900

14,900

-

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year

8,821

12,367

(3,546)

Total for Program 1.1

507,885

515,207

(7,322)

Total expenses for Outcome 1

507,885

515,207

(7,322)

a. Full-year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2018–19 Budget at Additional Estimates.

b. Departmental appropriation combines ‘Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Bill No. 1)’ and ‘Revenue from independent sources (section 74)’, and excludes Departmental Capital Budget.

Table 7: Average staffing levels 2016–17 to 2018–19

2016–17

2017–18

2018–19

Average staffing level (number)

809

795

788