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4. Managing uncertainties

This section analyses how the Food Standards Australia New Zealand manages financial risks within its operating environment.

4.1. Contingent Assets and Liabilities

FSANZ did not have any contingent assets or liabilities to report as at 30 June 2020 (2019: Nil).

Accounting Policy

Contingent liabilities and contingent assets are not recognised in the statement of financial position but are reported in the notes. They may arise from uncertainty as to the existence of a liability or asset or represent an asset or liability in respect of which the amount cannot be reliably measured. Contingent assets are disclosed when settlement is probable but not virtually certain and contingent liabilities are disclosed when settlement is greater than remote.

4.2. Financial Instruments

2020

$'000

2019

$'000

Note 4.2A: Categories Of Financial Instruments

Financial Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

2,669

5,150

Trade and other receivables

1,145

322

Investments

11,000

8,000

Total financial assets stated at fair value

14,814

13,472

Total financial assets

14,814

13,472

Financial Liabilities

Financial liabilities measured at amortised cost

Trade creditors

200

444

Total financial liabilities measured at amortised cost

200

444

Total financial liabilities

200

444

Financial Instruments are stated at fair value.

Accounting Policy

Financial Assets

FSANZ classifies its financial assets in the following categories as financial assets at fair value through profit or loss.

Financial assets are classified depending on the nature and purpose of the financial assets and determined at the time of initial recognition. Financial assets are recognised and derecognised upon trade date.

Trade receivables and other receivables that have fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market are classified as ‘receivables’.

Impairment of Financial Assets

Financial assets are assessed for impairment at the end of each reporting period.
Financial assets held at amortised cost - if there is objective evidence that an impairment loss has been incurred for loans and receivables, the amount of the loss is measured as the difference between the asset’s carrying amount and the present value of estimated future cash flows discounted at the asset’s original effective interest rate. The carrying amount is reduced by way of an allowance account. The loss is recognised in the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

Financial liabilities

Financial liabilities are classified as other financial liabilities.

Financial liabilities are recognised and derecognised upon ‘trade date’.

Supplier and other payables are recognised at amortised cost. Liabilities are recognised to the extent that the goods or services have been received (and irrespective of having been invoiced).

2020

$'000

2019

$'000

Note 4.2B: Net Gains Or Losses From Financial Assets

Receivables

Interest revenue

161

224

Foreign exchange gains/(losses)

(3)

1

Net gains/(losses) on receivables

158

225

Net gains on financial assets

158

225

4.3. Fair Value Measurement

Fair value measurements at the end of the reporting period

2020

$'000

2019

$'000

Non-financial assets:

Leasehold improvements

11,164

2,773

Other property, plant and equipment

476

633

Total fair value measurements of assets in the statement of financial position

11,640

3,406

Accounting Policy

FSANZ procured valuation services from Pickles Valuation Services (PVS) in 2016, 2017 and 2020 relied on valuation models provided by PVS. FSANZ’s asset policy requires that a formal independent valuation process is conducted at least once every three to four years. In years when an independent valuation is not conducted, an assessment is performed by management to ensure that the fair value criterion is reasonable. This assessment normally focuses on ‘indicators’ to determine whether there has been a material movement in the carrying amount of the assets since the last reporting date. PVS provided written assurance to FSANZ that the model developed is in compliance with AASB 13.

No change in valuation technique occurred during the period. The highest and best use of all non-financial assets are the same as their current use.