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Annual Report 2013-14

Volume 1, Part 2 : Performance

Chapter 5: Outcome 3


Outcome 3: Support for the Australian community and civilian authorities as requested by Government

Outcome 3 focuses on the ability of the ADF to contribute to national support tasks in Australia (Program 3.1) where directed by the Government, both in emergency and non-emergency situations.

Emergency assistance in Australia is provided and managed using the Government emergency management plans and arrangements maintained by Emergency Management Australia. The ADF has developed standing plans for short-notice Defence contribution to national support tasks, and continues to train and exercise to maintain selected force elements at preparedness levels should these plans be activated.

All deliverables and key performance indicators for Outcome 3 were met.

Table 5.1: Total cost for Outcome 3

 

2013–14
budget
estimate[1]

$’000

2013–14 revised estimate[2]

$’000

2013–14
actual
result

$’000

Variation

$’000

%

Program 3.1: Defence Contribution to National Support Tasks in Australia

Revenue from other sources

Departmental outputs

16,933

54,097

28,879

–25,218

–47

Total resourcing

Total departmental outputs

16,933

54,097

28,879

–25,218

–47

Total departmental revenue from other sources

Total resources for Outcome 3

16,933

54,097

28,879

–25,218

–47

Notes

This table excludes capital payments for outcomes.

  1. As published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14, Table 38.
  2. As published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15, Table 40.

Table W5.1: Departmental cost summary for outcome 3

  2013–14
budget
estimate[1]
$'000
2013–14
revised
estimate[2]
$'000
2013–14 actual
result
$'000


Variation
$'000



%
Expenses  
Employees 3,852 13,631 6,226 (7,405) (54)
Suppliers 13,081 40,466 22,653 (17,813) (44)
Grants -   -   -   -   -  
Depreciation and amortisation -   -   -   -   -  
Finance Cost -   -   -   -   -  
Write-down of assets and impairment of assets -   -   -   -   -  
Net losses from sale of assets -   -   -   -   -  
Other expenses -   -   -   -   -  
Total expenses 16,933 54,097 28,879 (25,218) (47)
Income          
Revenue          
Goods and services - - - - -
Other revenue - - - - -
Total revenue - - - - -
Gains
Reversals of previous asset write-downs - - - - -
Net gains from sale of assets - - - - -
Other gains - - - - -
Total gains - - - - -
Total Income - - - - -
Departmental cost summary for outcome 3 16,933 54,097 28,879 (25,218) (47)
Comment         -
This table excludes capital payments for outcomes.          

Notes

  1. Total aggregation of outcome 3 programmes as published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2013-14.
  2. Total aggregation of outcome 3 programmes as published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2014-15.

Program 3.1 Defence Contribution to National Support Tasks in Australia

National support tasks undertaken by the ADF can include the security of the Australian coastline against illegal immigration, smuggling, quarantine evasion and other intrusions to Australian sovereignty, counter-terrorism responses, search and rescue, and natural disaster relief.

The ADF contributes to Border Protection Command, providing maritime surveillance and response assets that are routinely tasked in accordance with the Government’s direction.

Pressures that may arise from sustained deployments of major force elements are addressed by closely monitoring ADF concurrency to ensure that the ADF retains flexible response options in support of the Government’s priorities.

Table 5.2: Program 3.1 deliverables

Deliverable

Status

Operation

Commenced

Objective

Resolute

2006

Contribute to the whole-of-government maritime surveillance and response

Met

Southern Indian Ocean

2014

Contribute to the whole-of-government search for missing aircraft,
Mh470

Met

Landscape

2013

Contribute to Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s establishment of additional temporary accommodation at offshore immigration processing centre at Manus Island

Met

Parapet

2013

Support to the whole-of-government effort as host of the G20 Summit in 2014

Met

NSW Bushfire Assist

2013

Defence assistance to recovery efforts in NSW following the October 2013 bushfires

Met

Table 5.3: Program 3.1 key performance indicators

Key performance indicator

Status

Defence’s contribution to national support tasks in Australia meets government directives

Met

Defence’s response to requests for Defence Force aid to the civil authority is effectively managed,
sustained and reported

Met

Defence’s response to requests for Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC) is effectively
managed, sustained and reported

Met