Go to top of page

Financial performance

This section summarises the Commission’s financial performance during 2019–20. More detail is available in Part 4, which contains the independent auditor’s report, and Commission’s audited financial statements for the financial year ending 30 June 2020.

Funding

The Commission’s activities are funded through a combination of appropriation, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and fee for service revenue. Revenue is generated through the sale of leadership programs, learning and development courses, employment services and international capacity building programs. Most of this revenue is earned in a competitive market in which agencies choose the source and level of the services they purchase.

In 2019–20, the Commission received additional funding for APS Reform activities, and through a contribution from another agency to assist the Commission to support the APS response to COVID-19. Without the additional funding, it is likely the Commission would have incurred a loss. This is due to the impact of COVID-19, with reduced revenue caused by the cessation of face to face learning activities and the postponement of international capacity-building programs, and additional expenses to support the APS response to COVID-19.

Departmental Activities

The 2019-20 operating surplus is $0.7 million. The operating result is higher than last financial year.

Appropriation funding increased in 2019–20. This change is mainly due to funding provided over two years for APS reform activities ($2.8 million in 2019–20).

Non appropriation funding increased in 2019-20. This is mainly due to the one off contribution from another agency, which offset reduced revenue due to COVID-19.

The following tables provide types of appropriation and proportion for this financial year and the past two years.

Table 20: Total income, by source, 2017–18 to 2019–20

Source

2017–18
($ million)

2018–19
($ million)

2019–20
($ million)

Appropriation

22.8

21.3

23.1

Non–appropriation

20.9

22.5

23.9

Total

43.7

43.8

47.0

Table 21: Proportion of total income, by source, 2017–18 to 2019–20

Source

2017–18
(per cent)

2018–19
(per cent)

2019–20
(per cent)

Appropriation

52.2

48.7

49.2

Non–appropriation

47.8

51.3

50.8

Activities Administered on behalf of the Australian Government

The Commission’s administered program facilitates the payment of judicial office holders’ remuneration, allowances and entitlements. The Commission receives special appropriations for the program, from which the Attorney–General’s Department makes payments.

Payments for 2019–20 amounted to $4.2 million, compared with $4.1 million in 2018–19. Payments made are reported in note 4.1c of the Commission’s financial statements.

Further financial information is included in Part 4.