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Performance information for Outcome 2

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Effectiveness indicators-Overall achievement of the Outcome

Indicators to assist in assessing the success of the department's achievement of this outcome are:

  • Delivery of comprehensive, responsive, high-quality consular and passport services.
  • Effectiveness of activities to improve awareness among Australian travellers of potential trouble spots and an understanding of the extent of assistance that the Australian Government can provide.
  • Responsiveness to international crises or natural disasters to help Australians affected by them.

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Outcome 2: Financial and staffing resources summary (Table 10)

Australians informed about and provided access to consular and passport services in Australia and overseas

  Budget[*] 2001-2002 ($'000) Actual expenses 2001-2002 ($'000) Variation (expenses less budget) ($'000) Budget[**] 2002-2003 ($'000)

Administered expenses

Emergency advances to Australian travellers 200 [Note 1]
0
(200) 200
Total administered expenses 200 0 (200) 200
Price of departmental outputs
Output 2.1-Consular and passport services 132 508 129 433 (3 075) 136 425
Revenue from government (appropriation) for departmental outputs 132 508 129 433 (3 075) 136 425
Revenue from other sources 7 068 7 948 880 6 699
Total price of departmental outputs 139 576 137 381 (2 195) 143 124
Total resourcing for Outcome 2
(Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses)
139 776 137 381 (2 395) 143 324

* Full-year budget, including additional estimates.

** Budget prior to additional estimates.

1 Emergency advances consist of travellers' emergency loans, costs for repatriations and prisoner loans. Reporting on the administered item for Outcome 2 (see page 148) covers only travellers' emergency loans. All outstanding advances (receivables) are recorded in the department's Statement of Financial Position to assist ongoing recording and recovery of these debts.

2001-2002 (Actual) 2002-2003 (Estimate)
Average staffing level (number)[*] 625.5 639.0

*Includes overseas locally engaged staff.

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