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Appendix C: Grants and payments


List and description of Defence grants

Information on grants awarded by the Department of Defence during the period 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 is available at www.defence.gov.au/Publications.

Table C.1: Grants paid, 2012–13 and 2013–14

 

2012–13

Actual[1]

$’000

2013–14

Actual[1]

$’000

Grants program

Army Military History Research Grants Scheme

82

52

Family Support Funding Program

1,278

1,304

Other grants

Afghan National Army Trust Fund Contribution

38,700

42,808

Australia – Canada Security Cooperation Project

18

Australian Member Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (multi-year grant)

52

55

Australian National University—Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies position (multi-year grant)

238

Australian National University Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament

400

Australian National University National Centre for Indigenous Studies

300

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (multi-year grant)

3,118

3,196

Australian Strategic Policy Institute Australia – Africa Diaolgue, July 2013

18

Fisher House Foundation (multi-year grant)

25

25

International Institute for Strategic Studies

84

89

Kokoda Foundation

100

160

Multinational Force and Observers (multi-year grant)

494

558

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Office of Environment and Heritage

525

Professor Jeffrey Grey—University College, ADFA (multi-year grant)

200

Professor Peter Stanley of the University of New South Wales—Indians and Anzacs on Gallipoli Project

18

Royal United Services Institute of Australia (multi-year grant)

95

97

Sir Arthur Tagne Defence PhD Scholarships (multi-year grant)

58

Strategic and Defence Centre Post Doctoral Fellowship (multi-year grant)

174

64

The Sir Richard Williams Foundation

50

50

United Nations—Peace Operations Training Institute e-Learning for African Peace Keepers

43

United Nations Trust Fund in Support of the African-led International Support Mission in Mali

5,000

Yakanarra Community School

3

Total grants paid

50,736[2]

48,796[2]

Notes

  1. All figures are exclusive of GST.
  2. Total may not add due to rounding.

Defence Materiel Organisation

Payment of accounts

In 2013–14, Defence paid 1,736,673 or 99.4 per cent of all payment transactions by their due date. This result is ahead of the 90 per cent government benchmark. The volume of payments through Defence Purchase and Travel Cards represents more than 80 per cent (2012–13, 79 per cent) of all payments, which continues to have a positive effect on the paid-by-due-date result.

Table C.2: Accounts paid by due date, 2011–12 to 2013–14

 

2011–12

2012–13

2013–14

Number of accounts paid

2,269,781

1,694,617

1,748,114

Accounts paid by due date

2,160,900

1,675,847

1,736,673

Percentage of accounts paid by due date

95.2

98.9

99.4

Tactical payment scheme

The tactical payment scheme was legislated on 1 July 2009 under sections 123H and J of the Defence Act 1903.

The scheme was introduced in 2009–10 to provide a means for making expeditious non-liability payments resulting from military actions by deployed forces. This scheme continues to provide mechanisms for maintaining local community support and thereby contributing to the safety of deployed forces.

In 2013–14, 67 individual payments totalling $16,034.64 were made under the scheme. Further information is outlined in Note 36 of the Defence financial statements in Volume Two of this report.