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Report on Financial Performance 2018-19

At year-end, the balance of appropriations remaining was $3,058,745 and $1,557,518 for Departmental and Administered, respectively. These balances included 2018-19 appropriations, as well as unspent amounts from prior years.

Activities during the financial year resulted in an expenditure of $6,788,586 for Departmental and $3,390,282 for Administered. Compared to the budget, this resulted in an under spend of approximately 14% in Departmental and an under spend of approximately 11% in Administered. The Commission is in the process of adjusting budget to align with the work program.

NMHC Resource Statement 2018-19

Actual

available

appropriation

for 2018-19

$'000

Payments

made

2018-19

$'000

Balance

remaining

2018-19

$’000

(a)

(b)

(a) – (b)

Ordinary annual services1

Departmental appropriation2

9,965

7,045

2,920

Total

9,965

7,045

2,920

Administered expenses

Outcome 1

6,378

4,828

1,557

Total

6,378

4,828

1,557

Total ordinary annual services

16,343

11,873

4,477

Departmental non-operating

Equity injections

150

12

138

Total other services

150

12

138

Total available annual appropriations and payments

16,493

11,885

4,615

1 Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2018-19. This also includes prior-year departmental appropriations and section 74 retained revenue receipts.

2 Includes an amount of $24,000 in 2018-19 for the departmental capital budget, along with prior-year capital balances. For accounting purposes, this amount has been designated as ‘contributions by owners’

Expenses for Outcome 1

Outcome 1:

Budget*

Actual expenses

Variation

Provide expert advice to the Australian Government and cross-sectoral leadership on the policy, programmes, services and systems that support mental health in Australia, including through administering the Annual National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, undertaking performance monitoring and reporting, and engaging consumers and carers1

2018-19

$'000

2018-19

$'000

2018-19

$'000

(a)

(b)

(a) – (b)

Program 1: National Mental Health Commission

Administered expenses

Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act No. 1)

3,785

3,390

395

Departmental expenses

Departmental appropriation2

7,851

6,788

1,063

Total for Program 1

11,636

10,178

1,458

Total expenses for Outcome 1

11,636

10,178

1,458

2018-19

Average staffing level (number)

23

1 National Mental Health Commission only had one Outcome and Program during the 2018-19 year.

2 Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos. 1, 3 and 5) and retained revenue receipts under section 74 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.