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The Court's outcome and program structure

Table 1.1: Outcome 1: Federal Court of Australia

Outcome 1: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Federal Court of Australia and parties in the National Native Title Tribunal through the resolution of matters according to law and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court and Tribunal.

Budget 2018–19 ($’000)

Actual 2018–19 ($’000)

Variation ($’000)

Program 1.1 – Federal Court of Australia

Administered expenses

Special appropriations

600

459

141

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation1

72,808

69,499

3,309

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

16,639

20,435

–3,796

Total for Program 1.1

90,047

90,393

–346

Total expenses for outcome 1

90,047

90,393

–346

Average staffing level (number)

343

308

1 Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos 1 and 3) and retained revenue receipts under section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Table 1.2: Outcome 2: Family Court of Australia

Outcome 2: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Family Court of Australia through the resolution of family law matters according to law, particularly more complex family law matters and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court.

Budget 2018–19 ($’000)

Actual 2018–19 ($’000)

Variation ($’000)

Program 2.1 – Family Court of Australia

Administered expenses

Special appropriations

100

28

72

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation1

33,314

33,969

–655

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

11,639

13,238

–1,599

Total for Program 2.1

45,053

47,235

–2,182

Total expenses for outcome 2

45,053

47,235

–2,182

Average staffing level (number)

92

86

1 Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos 1 and 3) and retained revenue receipts under section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Table 1.3: Outcome 3: Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Outcome 3: Apply and uphold the rule of law for litigants in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia through more informal and streamlined resolution of family law and general federal law matters according to law, through the encouragement of appropriate dispute resolution processes and through the effective management of the administrative affairs of the Court.

Budget 2018–19 ($’000)

Actual 2018–19 ($’000)

Variation ($’000)

Program 3.1 – Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Administered expenses

Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act No.1)

880

807

73

Special appropriations

200

431

–231

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation1

93,582

96,717

–3,135

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

2,351

3,010

–659

Total for Program 3.1

97,013

100,965

–3,952

Total expenses for outcome 3

97,013

100,965

–3,952

Average staffing level (number)

526

504

1 Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos 1 and 3) and retained revenue receipts under section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Table 1.4: Outcome 4: Commonwealth Courts Corporate Services

Outcome 4: Improved administration and support for the resolution of matters according to law for litigants in the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and parties in the National Native Title Tribunal through efficient and effective provision of shared corporate services.

Budget 2018–19 ($’000)

Actual 2018–19 ($’000)

Variation ($’000)

Program 4.1 – Commonwealth Courts Corporate Services

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation1

68,996

64,673

4,323

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

57,721

57,017

704

Total for Program 4.1

126,717

121,690

5,027

Total expenses for outcome 4

126,717

121,690

5,027

Average staffing level (number)

123

131

1 Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos 1 and 3) and retained revenue receipts under section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.