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Outcome Five: Strategic Policy

Cost to Government

The overall cost to Government of Outcome Five was $245.6m. This was $32.8m higher than the 2004-05 revised additional estimate of $212.8m, representing an increase of 15 per cent.

Table 4.16 Outcome Five - Strategic Policy for the Defence of Australia and its Interests
Budget
Estimate(1)
Revised
Additional
Estimate(2)
Actual Result Variation(3) Variation
2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05
$'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 %
Operating Expenses
Employees - Military 65,815 42,063 48,686 6,623 16
Employees - Civilian 39,728 45,418 39,956 -5,462 -12
Sub-Total Employees 105,543 87,481 88,642 1,161 1
Suppliers expense 137,277 125,610 153,130 27,520 22
Grants 16 70 21 -49 -71
Depreciation and amortisation 5,340 6,481 6,445 -36 -1
Value of assets sold 439 433 1,111 678 157
Write-down of assets 314 -1,270 14,105 15,375 -1,211
Borrowing costs 256 248 490 242 98
Other expenses 20 -29 181 210 -723
Total Operating Expenses from Ordinary Activities 249,205 219,025 264,125 45,101 21
Revenues
Sale of goods and services -4,157 -4,074 -8,292 -4,218 104
Interest - - - - -
Revenue from sale of assets -439 -661 -1,076 -415 63
Net foreign exchange gains - - -312 -312 -
Assets now recognised - -612 -7,645 -7,033 1,149
Other revenues(4) -2,052 -897 -1,232 -335 37
Total Own Source Revenues -6,648 -6,245 -18,557 -12,313 197
Cost to Government for Outcome Five 242,556 212,780 245,568 32,788 15

Notes

  1. Budget Estimates are consistent with the Portfolio Budget Statements 2004-05 (p. 183).
  2. The Revised Additional Estimate column shows the full year budget in the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2004-05 including the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements.
  3. The Variation figures are the difference between the Actual Result and the Revised Additional Estimate.
  4. The Actual Result figure for 'Other revenues' includes interest and dividends, net foreign exchange gains/losses, and resources received free of charge.

Explanations for the variations from the revised additional estimate to the actual result are contained in Table 4.26. Outcome Five output level detail is provided in Table 4.17 below.

Table 4.17 Cost Summary of Outputs for Outcome Five - Strategic Policy for the Defence of Australia and its Interests
Budget
Estimate(1)
Revised
Additional
Estimate(2)
Actual Result Variation(3) Variation
2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05 2004-05
$'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 %
Output 5.1 - International Policy, Activities and Engagement 195,030 173,958 209,681 35,723 21
Output 5.2 - Strategic Policy and Military Strategy 47,526 38,821 35,887 -2,934 -8
Cost to Government for Outcome Five 242,556 212,780 245,568 32,789 15

Notes

  1. Budget Estimates are consistent with the Portfolio Budget Statements 2004-05 (p. 182).
  2. The Revised Additional Estimate column shows the full year budget in the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2004-05 including the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements.
  3. The Variation figures are the difference between the Actual Result and the Revised Additional Estimate.
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