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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 2019–20 ($’000)

ACTUAL 2019–20 ($’000)

VARIATION ($’000)

Program 1.1 – Federal Court of Australia

Administered Expenses

Special appropriations

600

209

391

Departmental Expenses

Departmental appropriation1

67,031

62,359

4,672

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

17,413

22,091

-4,678

Total for Program 1.1

85,044

84,659

385

Total expenses for outcome 1

85,044

84,659

385

Average staffing level (number)

272

253

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 2019–20 ($’000)

ACTUAL 2019–20 ($’000)

VARIATION ($’000)

Program 2.1 – Family Court of Australia

Administered Expenses

Special appropriations

100

24

76

Departmental Expenses

Departmental appropriation1

34,244

31,884

2,360

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

11,906

14,212

-2,306

Total for Program 2.1

46,250

46,120

130

Total expenses for outcome 2

46,250

46,120

130

Average staffing level (number)

93

87

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 2019–20 ($’000)

ACTUAL 2019–20 ($’000)

VARIATION ($’000)

Program 3.1 – Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Administered Expenses

Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act No.1)

880

726

154

Special appropriations

200

113

87

Departmental Expenses

Departmental appropriation1

67,803

66,981

822

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

2,367

2,949

-582

Total for Program 3.1

71,250

70,769

481

Total expenses for outcome 3

71,250

70,769

481

Average staffing level (number)

265

243

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 2019–20 ($’000)

ACTUAL 2019–20 ($’000)

VARIATION ($’000)

Program 4.1 – Commonwealth Courts Corporate Services

Departmental Expenses

Departmental appropriation1

78,467

73,281

5,186

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year

57,636

54,228

3,408

Total for Program 4.1

136,103

127,509

8,594

Program 4.2 – Commonwealth Courts Registry Services

Departmental Expenses

Departmental appropriation

30,367

29,298

1,069

Total for Program 4.2

30,367

29,298

1,069

Total expenses for outcome 4

166,470

156,807

9,663

Average staffing level (number)

470

451

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.