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1. Financial Performance

1.1 Expenses

2018

$’000

2017

$’000

Note 1.1A: Employee benefits

Wages and salaries

22,074

11,529

Superannuation

Defined contribution plans

2,221

1,247

Defined benefit plans

1,945

887

Leave and other entitlements

3,735

2,774

Separation and redundancies

1,134

564

Other1

707

206

Total employee benefits

31,816

17,207

1. Other relates to employee allowances including higher duties, individual flexible arrangements, emergency warden, departmental liaison and first aid officer.

Accounting Policy

Accounting policies for employee related expenses is contained in the People and Relationships section.

2018 

$’000

2017

$’000

Note 1.1B: Suppliers

Goods and services supplied or rendered

Consultants, contractors and legal

26,592

24,725

Information technology and commutnication1

170,746

3,421

Payments to other government agencies2

175

3,002

Secondments

1,978

2,331

Training, recruitment and other staff costs

3,053

1,471

Travel

942

1,366

Other3

2,897

1,526

Total goods and services supplied or rendered

206,383

37,842

Goods supplied

-

414

Services rendered

206,383

37,428

Total goods and services supplied or rendered

206,383

37,842

Other suppliers

Operating lease rentals

2,716

1,665

Workers compensation expenses

185

53

Total other supplier expenses

2,901

1,718

Total suppliers

209,284

39,560

Leasing commitments

Commitments for minimum lease payments in relation to non-cancellable operating leases are payable as follows:

Within 1 year

2,629

2,134

Between 1 to 5 years

8,458

2,391

More than 5 years

4,462

-

Total operating lease commitments

15,549

4,525

  1. The increase in Information technology and communications relates to the whole-of-government ICT procurement arrangements transferred to the DTA in 2017–18.
  2. Relates to collaboration with other government agencies on digital capability design.
  3. Relates to corporate services fees, low value assets, advertising and office supplies.

Note: Commitments are GST inclusive where relevant.

Operating lease commitment—leases for office accommodation

Office accommodation lease payments are subject to periodic increases in accordance with the rent review provisions in the lease agreements. The three leases entered into by the DTA all have renewal options which vary from 1 to 5 years. The DTA has entered into a revised lease arrangement for the head office accommodation that is effective 1 July 2018 and is reflected in the above commitment values.

Accounting Policy

Operating lease payments are expensed on a straight-line basis (where impact is material) which is representative of the pattern of benefits derived from the leased assets.

1.2 Own-source Revenue and Gains

Own-Source Revenue

2018

$’000

2017

$’000

Note 1.2A: Contributions

Contribution from PM&C1

-

10,000

Total Contributions

-

10,000

PM&C transferred $10 million to the DTA in 2017. PM&C was reimbursed for this transfer through the Trusted Digital Identity expense measure in the 2017 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). No further contribution has been received in 2018.

Note 1.2B: Other Revenue

Resources received free of charge—secondments

260

519

Resources received free of charge—audit fee

84

58

Royalties

14

-

Total resources received free of charge

358

577

Accounting Policy

Resources received free of charge are recognised as revenue when, and only when, a fair value can be reliably determined and the services would have been purchased if they had not been donated. Use of those resources is recognised as an expense. Resources received free of charge are recorded as either revenue or gains depending on their nature.