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3. People and relationships

This section describes a range of employment and post-employment benefits provided to our people and our relationships with other key people.

3.1 Employee Provisions





Note 3.1A: Employee Provisions




Total employee provisions



Accounting policy

Liabilities for ‘short-term employee benefits’ (as defined in AASB 119 Employee Benefits) and termination benefits due within twelve months of the end of reporting period are measured at their nominal amounts.

Other long-term employee benefits are measured as net total of the present value of the defined benefit obligation at the end of the reporting period minus the fair value at the end of the reporting period of plan assets (if any) out of which the obligations are to be settled directly.


The liability for employee benefits includes the provision for annual leave and long service leave. The leave liabilities are calculated on the basis of employees’ remuneration at the estimated salary rates that will be applied at the time the leave is taken, including FSANZ’s employer superannuation contribution rates to the extent that the leave is likely to be taken during service rather than paid out on termination. The liability for long service leave has been determined by reference to the shorthand method as prescribed by the FRR. The estimate of the present value of the liability takes into account attrition rates and pay increases through promotion and inflation.

Separation and Redundancy

Provision is made for separation and redundancy benefit payments. FSANZ recognises a provision for termination when it has developed a detailed formal plan for the terminations and has informed those employees affected that it will carry out the terminations. FSANZ had no provision as at the 30 June 2020.


FSANZ staff are members of the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme (CSS), the Public Sector Superannuation Scheme (PSS) or the PSS accumulation plan (PSSap) or a complying superannuation fund.

The CSS and PSS are defined benefit schemes for the Australian Government. The PSSap and other complying superannuation funds are a defined contribution scheme. The liability for defined benefits is recognised in the financial statements of the Australian Government and is settled by the Australian Government in due course. This liability is reported in the Department of Finance’s administered schedules and notes.

FSANZ makes employer contributions to the employees' defined benefit superannuation scheme at rates determined by an actuary to be sufficient to meet the current cost to the Government. FSANZ accounts for the contributions as if they were contributions to defined contribution plans.

The liability for superannuation recognised as at 30 June represents outstanding contributions for the final pay of the year.

3.2 Key Management Personnel Remuneration

Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of FSANZ, directly or indirectly, including any director (whether executive or otherwise) of FSANZ. FSANZ has determined the key management personnel to be the Chief Executive Officer, Branch General Managers and Board of Directors. Key management personnel remuneration is reported in the table below:

Key Management Personnel Remuneration for the reporting period





Short-term employee benefits2



Post-employment benefits



Other long-term employee benefits



Termination benefits



Total key management personnel remuneration expenses1



3.3. Related Party Disclosures

Related party relationships

FSANZ is an Australian Government controlled entity. Related parties to FSANZ are key management personnel including the portfolio minister and other Australian Government Entities.

Transactions with related parties:

Given the breath of Government activities, related parties may transact with the government sector in the same capacity as ordinary citizens. Such transactions include the payment or refund of taxes. These transactions have not been separately disclosed in this note.

Significant transactions with related parties can include:

  • the payments of grants or loans;
  • purchases of goods and services;
  • asset purchases, sales transfers or leases;
  • debt forgiven; and
  • guarantees.

Giving consideration to relations with related entities, and transactions entered into during the reporting period by FSANZ, it has been determined that there are no related party transactions to be separately disclosed.