for the period ended 30 June 2018
Basis of preparation of the financial statements
The financial statements are general purpose financial statements and are required by
section 42 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.
The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with:
(a) Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015 (FRR) for reporting periods ending on or after 1 July 2015; and
(b) Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations—Reduced Disclosure Requirements issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) that apply for the reporting period.
The financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis and in accordance with the historical cost convention, except where certain assets and liabilities are recorded at fair value. Except where stated, no allowance is made for the effect of changing prices on the results or the financial position.
The financial statements are presented in Australian dollars and values are rounded to the nearest thousand dollars unless otherwise specified.
New Australian accounting standards
All new, revised or amended standards and interpretations that were issued prior to the sign-off date and are applicable to the current reporting period did not have a material financial impact on the DTA’s financial statements.
The DTA is exempt from all forms of taxation except Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Events after the reporting period
There are no known events occurring after the reporting period that could impact on the financial statements.
Revenue from Government
Amounts appropriated for departmental ordinary annual services for the year (adjusted for any formal additions and reductions) are recognised as Revenue from Government when DTA gains control of the appropriation, except for certain amounts that relate to activities that are reciprocal in nature, in which case revenue is recognised only when it has been earned. Appropriations receivable are recognised at their nominal amounts.