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Expenses and resources

Budgeted expenses for NHMRC

The 2019–20 agency PBS outline NHMRC’s budgeted expenses and resources (Table 4).

Table 4: Portfolio Budget Statements — NHMRC expenses and resources, 2019–20

Expenses for Outcome 1

Outcome 1: Improved health and medical knowledge, including through funding research, translating research findings into evidence-based clinical practice, administering legislation governing research, issuing guidelines and advice for ethics in health and the promotion of public health.

Budget
2019–20
$’000
(a)

Actual Expenses
2019–20
$’000
(b)

Variation
2019–20
$’000
(a) – (b)

Program 1.1: Health and medical research

Administered expenses

Ordinary annual services

854,712

854,712

to the Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA)

(842,766)

(846,554)

3,788

Special accounts

Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA)

868,575

901,447

(32,872)

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation1

42,609

42,098

511

Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year2

2,508

5,542

(3,034)

Total for Program 1.1

925,638

957,245

(31,607)

Total expenses for Outcome 1

925,638

957,245

(31,607)

2018–19

2019–20

Average staffing level (number)

176

181

5

1 Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act No. 1) and revenue from independent sources (section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013).

2 Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year comprise depreciation expenses, amortisation expenses and audit fees.

Expenditure by broad research area

Table 5: NHMRC expenditure by broad research area, 2015–16 to 2019–20

Broad research area

2015–16 ($)

2016–17 ($)

2017–18 ($)

2018–19 ($)

2019–20 ($)

Basic science

339,711,638

326,513,258

332,233,704

358,472,639

363,312,278

Clinical medicine and science

284,280,055

293,765,578

295,388,527

309,399,525

307,393,276

Public health

110,969,617

114,773,175

117,670,602

126,384,582

130,206,801

Health services research

52,559,386

49,891,734

52,277,215

55,696,549

59,633,121

Other1

37,530,283

35,546,331

36,530,956

39,357,705

40,891,500

Total

825,050,979

820,490,076

834,101,004

889,311,000

901,436,976

1 Equipment Grants and Independent Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Scheme (IRIISS) Grants