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Administered schedule of comprehensive income

for the period ended 30 June 2020

2020

2019

Original Budget

Notes

$’000

$’000

$’000

NET COST OF SERVICES

Expenses

Travel - Parliamentary entitlements

16,126

26,550

32,246

Travel - Parliamentary staff

26,152

34,762

35,727

Fringe benefits tax

1,050

1,252

-

Total expenses

43,328

62,564

67,973

Net (cost of) services

(43,328)

(62,564)

(67,973)

Total comprehensive (loss)

(43,328)

(62,564)

(67,973)

The above schedule should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Budget Variances Commentary

The following commentary provides a comparison of the original budget as presented in the 2019-20 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) to the 2019-20 actuals.

Schedule of Comprehensive Income

Travel

Travel expenditure for parliamentarians and their staff is variable and is driven by usage. Variance reflects lower than budgeted levels of travel activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.