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Financial Overview

Defence's Cash Position

ADF Operations

The Government provided $278.4m in the 2004-05 Budget for the net additional costs of current ADF operations. Funding levels were increased by $83.0m to $361.4m in the 2004-05 Additional Estimates, mainly due to the ADF's contribution to Operation Sumatra Assist. Further adjustments were made in the 2005-06 Budget process (see Projected Result) to provide initial funding for the deployment of the Al Muthanna Task Group to Iraq and for costs in relation to increased force protection requirements for the existing commitment to Operation Catalyst.

Actual expenditure was $388.9m or $18.1m less than the projected result as shown in Table 1.9. An explanation of these variations follows Table 1.9.

Table 1.9 Net Additional Cost of Operations
2004-05
Budget
Estimate
Revised
Estimate
Projected Result Actual Expenditure Variation
$m $m $m $m $m
Operations in Timor-Leste 27.1 27.1 27.1 27.4 0.3
Operations in Iraq 212.5 227.1 272.7 284.9 12.2
Anode 22.2 39.7 39.7 27.6 -12.1
Relex II 16.0 16.0 16.0 11.9 -4.1
Sumatra Assist - 50.9 50.9 37.0 -13.9
Acolyte 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 -0.5
Total 278.4 361.4 407.0 388.9 -18.1

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