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Report on performance – financial activities

Operating results

In accordance with the Australian Government net cash appropriation arrangements, AIFS incurred a deficit of $1,488,329. This deficit is primarily due to depreciation and amortisation expense, the impacts of COVID-19 and the adverse impact of movements in employee provisions due to discount factors.

Without depreciation and amortisation of $920,930, AIFS would have reported a deficit of $567,399.

AIFS has received approval to run an operating deficit of $590,000 due to the impact of COVID-19 and employee provisions.

See Table 3.10 for a summary of budgeted and actual expenses for 2019/20.

Operating revenue

The total operating revenue was $14,520,526 and consisted of the following:

  • government appropriations of $4,452,000
  • sale of goods and rendering of services of $9,984,711
  • other revenue of $83,815.

Operating expenses

Total operating expenses were $16,008,855 and consisted of:

  • employee benefits of $10,240,264
  • supplier expenses of $4,843,262
  • depreciation and amortisation of $920,930
  • loss on sale of assets of $4,399.
Table 3.10: Budgeted and actual expenses for Outcome 1, 2019/20, and budgeted expenses, 2020/21

Outcome 1: Increased understanding of factors affecting how families function by conducting research and communicating findings to policy makers, service providers, and the broader community

Budget 2019/20

$’000

Actual 2019/20 $’000

Variation (column 2 – column 1)

$’000

Budget 2020/21 $’000

Program 1.1: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation

15,396

15,055

341

15,588

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year

564

954

(390)

601

Total for Program 1.1

15,960

16,009

(49)

16,189

Outcome 1 totals by appropriation type

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation

15,396

15,055

341

15,588

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year

564

954

(390)

601

Total expenses for Outcome 1

15,960

16,009

(49)

16,189

2019/20

2019/20

2019/20

2020/21

Average staffing level1

82

84

(2)

82

Note:

1. The headcount and average staffing level are not the same measure. The headcount is the total number of employees at 30 June 2020. The average staffing level is an average over the financial year.