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Annual Report 2013-14

Volume 1, Part 2 : Performance

Chapter 4: Outcome 2


Photograph of an Afghan boy smiling towards the camera and leaning against a tree while two Australian soldiers in full combat gear  survey a valley.

An Afghan child happily chats with Warrant Officer Class One Marc Williamson from Mentoring Task Force One in the Mirabad Valley green zone.

The advancement of Australia’s strategic interests through the conduct of military operations and other tasks as directed by Government

Summary

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) advances Australia’s strategic interests by planning for, and developing and maintaining, the capability to deter and defeat armed attacks on Australia and by planning for, conducing, controlling and evaluating Defence and/or coalition contributions to Government-directed operations. These operations include those that contribute to the security of the immediate neighbourhood (Program 2.1) and those that support wider interests (Program 2.2). Their objectives in relation to this outcome and current status are detailed in this chapter. The ADF has contributed to maintaining a stable security environment where national programs focus on peace, reconciliation, economic recovery, law and order and good governance across all ADF operations.

All deliverables and key performance indicators for Outcome 2 were met.

Table 4.1: Total cost for Outcome 2

2013–14
budget
estimate[1] $’000

2013–14
revised
estimate[2] $’000

2013–14
actual
result

$’000

Variation
$’000

%

Program 2.1: Operations Contributing to the Security of the Immediate Neighbourhood

Revenue from other sources

91

91

Departmental outputs

16,685

41,641

20,617

–21,024

–50

Program 2.2: Operations Supporting Wider Interests

Revenue from other sources

10,739

10,785

17,869

7,084

66

Departmental outputs

884,936

981,186

597,642

–383,542

–39

Total resourcing

Total departmental outputs

901,621

1,022,827

618,260

–404,567

–40

Total departmental revenue from other sources

10,739

10,785

17,960

7,175

67

Equity injection

Total resources for Outcome 2

912,360

1,033,612

636,220

–397,392

–38

Notes

This table excludes capital payments for outcomes.

  1. As published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14, Table 35.
  2. As published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15, Table 37.

Table W4.1: Departmental cost summary for outcome 2

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


Variation
$'000



%
Expenses
Employees 136,116 179,010 156,103 (22,907) (13)
Suppliers 727,151 805,509 437,292 (368,217) (46)
Grants 39,093 39,093 42,808 3,715 10
Depreciation and amortisation -   -   -   -   -  
Finance cost -   -   -   -   -  
Write-down of assets and impairment of assets 10,000 10,000 -   (10,000) (100)
Net losses from sale of assets -   -   -   -   -  
Other expenses -   -   15 15 -  
Total expenses 912,360 1,033,612 636,218 (397,394) (38)
Income
Revenue
Goods and services 10,739 10,785 17,960 7,175 67
Other revenue -   -   -   -   -  
Total revenue 10,739 10,785 17,960 7,175 67
Gains
Reversals of previous asset write-downs -   -   -   -   -  
Net gains from sale of assets -   -   -   -   -  
Other gains -   -   -   -   -  
Total gains -   -   -   -   -  
Total income 10,739 10,785 17,960 7,175 67
Departmental cost summary for outcome 2 901,621 1,022,827 618,258 (404,569) (40)
Comment
This table excludes capital payments for outcomes.

Notes

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

Table 4.2: Net additional cost of operations

 

2013–14
budget
estimate[1]
$m

2013–14 estimated
actual[2]
$m

2013–14
actual
result

$m

Variation
$m

Operation Astute

5.4

5.4

3.8

–1.6

Operation Slipper[3]

874.9

970.9

735.3

–235.6

Operation Resolute[4]

9.9

41.4

25.0

–16.4

Operation Anode

11.3

11.3

8.8

–2.5

Support to 2014 G20 Summit

7.1

7.1

0.1

–6.9

Operation Southern Indian Ocean

25.0

10.8

–14.2

Enhanced Force Protection in Afghanistan[3,5]

10.0

10.0

10.0

Total net additional costs

918.5

1,071.0

793.8

–277.2

Notes

  1. As published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14, Table 4.
  2. As published in the Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15, Table 4.
  3. Government supplementation for Enhanced Force Protection in Afghanistan costs have been captured against Operation Slipper.
  4. Includes funding for expanded activities under Operation Sovereign Borders.
  5. Government supplementation for Enhanced Force Protection in Afghanistan costs is captured against Outcomes 1 and 2.

Table 4.3: Net additional cost of operations from 1999–2000 to 2017–18

1999–00
to 2012–13
actual
result

$m

2013–14
actual
result

$m

2014–15 budget
estimate

$m

2015–16 forward
estimate

$m

2016–17 forward
estimate

$m

2017–18 forward
estimate

$m

Total

$m

Operation Astute

4,308.1

3.8

4,311.9

Operation Bel Isi

47.7

47.7

Operation Slipper

6,189.5

735.3

240.8

121.9

103.9

7,391.4

Operation Manitou

52.0

2.9

1.7

56.6

Operation Accordion

57.0

1.7

58.6

Operation Resolute[1]

150.0

25.0

59.7

0.6

235.3

Operation Catalyst

2,364.5

2,364.5

Operation Anode

346.4

8.8

0.1

355.3

Operation Sumatra Assist

44.5

44.5

Operation Acolyte

10.5

10.5

Operation Deluge

6.7

6.7

Operation Pakistan Assist

9.8

9.8

Operation Outreach

14.6

14.6

Operation Kruger

45.3

45.3

Operation Southern Indian Ocean

10.8

3.0

13.7

Enhanced Force Protection in Afghanistan

530.0

10.0

16.2

556.2

Defence support to 2014 G20 Summit

0.1

8.0

8.2

Total net additional costs

14,067.7

793.8

436.8

127.0

105.6

15,530.9

Sources of funding for operations

Government supplementation

12,459.7

771.0

412.4

127.0

105.6

13,875.8

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

9.1

9.1

Department of Defence (absorbed)

1,599.0

22.8

24.3

1,646.1

Total cost

14,067.7

793.8

436.8

127.0

105.6

15,530.9

Notes

  1. Includes funding for expanded activities under Operation Sovereign Borders.