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Annual Report 2014–15

Volume 1, Part 1 : Defence Overview

Appendix B
Grants and payments

List and description of grants

Defence

Table B.1: Approved grants, 2013–14 and 2014–15

2013–14
actual
$’000[1]

2014–15
actual
$’000[1]

Grants programme

Army History Research Grants Scheme

52

64

Family Support Funding Programme

1,304

1,443

Other grants

Afghan National Army Trust Fund Contribution

42,808

104,398

Australia–Canada Security Cooperation Project

18

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

55

59

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

238

270

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (multi-year grant)

3,196

3,276

Australian Strategic Policy Institute—Africa Dialogue, July 2013

18

Fisher House Foundation (multi-year grant)

25

25

International Institute for Strategic Studies

89

Kokoda Foundation

160

Multinational Force and Observers (multi-year grant)

558

626

Professor Peter Stanley of the University of New South Wales—Indians and
ANZACs on Gallipoli project

18

Royal United Services Institute of Australia

97

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

64

143

Sir Richard Williams Foundation

50

50

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

43

51

Yakannarra Community School

3

Australian Strategic Policy Institute—North East Asia Defence and Security 1.5 Track Forum

136

Australian War Memorial—Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and
Post-Cold War Operations

800

Australian War Memorial—Anzac Centenary Travelling Exhibition

2,727

Defence Science and Technology Organisation Industry Placement Programme 2015

142

United Nations—Department of Peacekeeping Operations review of technologies

102

United Nations research projects

239

Kokoda Foundation—Australia – United States Trilogy Dialogue

130

Kokoda Foundation—Young Leaders Strategic Programme

30

Army and Air Force Canteen Service

400

The Australian Sailor Pty Ltd

150

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology—PhD study

64

University of Melbourne—PhD study

38

Total grants paid

48,796[2]

115,363

Notes

  1. Figures are GST exclusive.
  2. Total may not add due to rounding.

Defence Materiel Organisation

Information on recipients of discretionary grants provided by the DMO during the period 1 July 2014 to
30 June 2015 is available online for the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Programme, the Industry Skilling Enhancement package, the Priority Industry Capability Innovation Programme and the New Air Combat Capability—Industry Support Programme. In 2014–15 more than 140 grants were awarded at a total value of around $14.3 million (GST inclusive).

Table B.2: DMO grants paid, 2013–14 and 2014–15

 

2013–14
actual
$’000

2014–15
actual
$’000

Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry

7,348

3,441

Priority Industry Capability Innovation Programme

3,545

2,083

Industry Skilling Enhancement

1,478

237

New Air Combat Capability—Industry Support Programme

629

1,169

Total

13,000

6,930

Payment of accounts

In 2014–15, Defence paid 1,997,627 or 99.2 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 79 per cent (2013–14, 80 per cent) of all payments, which continues to have a positive effect on the paid-by-due-date result.

Table B.3: Accounts paid by due date, 2012–13 to 2014–15

2012–13

2013–14

2014–15

Number of accounts paid

1,694,617

1,748,114

2,013,583

Accounts paid by due date

1,675,847

1,736,673

1,997,627

Percentage of accounts paid by due date

98.9

99.4

99.2

Tactical payment scheme

The tactical payment scheme was legislated on 1 July 2009, under sections 123H and J of the Defence Act. 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 is critical for maintaining local community support and thereby ensuring the safety of deployed forces.

In 2014–15, six individual payments totalling $1,930 were made under the scheme. All six payments were a consequence of minor damage to property from motor vehicles. Further information is outlined in Note 31 in the Defence financial statements in Volume Two of this report.