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Note 1.1: Expenses

2019

2018

$'000

$'000

Note 1.1A - Employee Benefits

Wages and salaries

26,197

27,062

Superannuation:

Defined contribution plans

2,404

2,353

Defined benefit plans

3,162

3,428

Leave and other entitlements

4,189

2,760

Separation and redundancies

87

128

Other employee benefits

217

248

Total employee benefits

36,256

35,979

Accounting policy

Accounting policies for employee related expenses is contained in the People and Relationships section.

2019

2018

$'000

$'000

Note 1.1B - Suppliers

Goods and services supplied or rendered

Access to external databases and records

387

383

Building services

3,613

3,274

Collection preservation

127

113

Communications

106

207

Computer services and supplies

1,887

1,692

Contractors and consultants

5,071

3,465

Cost of goods sold

1,398

1,253

Freight and postage

639

266

Insurance

362

348

Magazine and newspaper subscriptions

1,929

2,202

Non asset furniture and equipment

111

155

Non asset software

15

9

Other

725

592

Promotion of library services

1,475

654

Promotional publications

68

82

Stationery, printing and office machine consumables and repairs

398

333

Training

365

272

Travel and subsistence

391

310

Total goods and services supplied or rendered

19,067

15,610

Other suppliers

Operating lease rentals

848

825

Workers compensation expenses

300

326

Total other suppliers

1,148

1,151

Total suppliers

20,215

16,761

Leasing commitments

The NLA in its capacity as lessee has operating leases for a warehouse for housing of the NLA collection, which expired in May 2019 and reverted to hold over on a month by month basis; a lease of office space within the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, which expires 30 June 2022; and an agreement for the provision of a motor vehicle.

A new lease for a warehouse for housing of the NLA collection was entered into on 3 July 2019 for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. As no commitment had been entered into at 30 June 2019 no commitment for this lease was recorded.

2019

2018

$'000

$'000

Commitments for minimum lease payments in relation to non-cancellable operating leases commitments

Within 1 year

61

819

Between 1 to 5 years

117

176

More than 5 years

-

-

Total operating lease commitments

178

995

Accounting policy

Operating lease payments

Operating lease payments are expenses on a straight-line basis, which is representative of the pattern of benefits derived from the leased assets.

2019

2018

$'000

$'000

Note 1.1C - Grants

Private sector:

Non-profit organisations

367

171

Individuals

39

288

Public sector:

Australian Government entities (related parties)

-

41

State and Territory Governments

-

96

Local Governments

-

117

Total grants

406

713

Grants are provided to non-profit organisations that support Australian community organisations to preserve significant documentary heritage collections. Grants to individuals are provided to scholars and writers to work on materials held in the National Collection.

2019

2018

$'000

$'000

Note 1.1D - Impairment Loss Allowance on Financial Assets

Impairment on trade and other receivables

38

2

Impairment on loans

-

-

Impairment on debt instruments

-

-

Total impairment on financial instruments

38

2

2019

2018

$'000

$'000

Note 1.1E - Write-Down and Impairment of Assets

Write-down - Inventory

136

138

Write-down - Plant and equipment

162

17

Write-down - Intangibles

240

2

Total write-down and impairment of assets

538

157