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Outcome 1

Australia's national interests protected and advanced through contributions to international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation

OUTPUT 1.1
Protection and advocacy of Australia's international interests through the provision of policy advice to ministers and overseas diplomatic activity

EFFECTIVENESS
North Asia
South and South-East Asia
Americas and Europe
South Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations
Trade development/policy coordination and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
International organisations, legal and environment
Security, nuclear, disarmament and non-proliferation
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

OUTPUT 1.2
Secure government communications and security of overseas missions

EFFECTIVENESS
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

OUTPUT 1.3
Services to other agencies in Australia and overseas (including Parliament, state representatives, business and other organisations)

EFFECTIVENESS
Parliament in Australia
Services to attached agencies
Services to business
Services to state governments and other agencies overseas and in Australia
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

OUTPUT 1.4
Services to diplomatic and consular representatives in Australia

EFFECTIVENESS
Services to diplomatic and consular corps
Provision of protection advice through liaison with the Protective Security
Coordination Centre
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

ADMINISTERED ITEMS FOR OUTCOME 1

QUALITY AND QUANTITY

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Minister for Trade Mr Mark Vaile co-hosting the fourth Australia–UAE Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting with the United Arab Emirates' Minister for Economy and Planning, Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi. The meeting of the Australia–UAE JMC in Canberra launched negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement. Photo: Michael Jensen
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Australian Ambassador to China Dr Alan Thomas and Chinese Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai sign a memorandum of understanding officially launching negotiations for an Australia–China free trade agreement in the presence of Prime Minister John Howard and Premier Wen Jiabao. Photo: AUSPIC
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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 1

Effectiveness indicators—overall achievement of the outcome

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

TABLE 4. FINANCIAL AND STAFFING RESOURCES SUMMARY FOR OUTCOME 1
Australia's national interests protected and advanced through contributions to international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation
  2004–05 Budget and Supplementary Additional Estimates ($'000) Actual 2004–05 ($'000) Variation (actual less budget) ($'000) Budget 2005–06 ($'000)
Administered expenses
Contributions to international organisations 195 054 170 775 (24 279) 194 050
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation 17 577 27 040 9 463 16 500
Compensation for detriment caused by defective administration 54 1 (53) 54
Rates for foreign government missions 408 403 (5) 408
Pension payments under the North American Pension Scheme 5 500 3 037 (2 463) 5 000
Suppliers 539 56 (483) 539
Total administered expenses 219 132 201 312 (17 820) 216 551
Price of departmental outputs
Output 1.1—Protection and advocacy of Australia's international interests through the provision of policy advice to ministers and overseas diplomatic activity 326 837 343 225 16 388 330 311
Output 1.2—Secure government communications and security of overseas missions 114 439 117 264 2 825 115 963
Output 1.3—Services to other agencies in Australia and overseas (including Parliament, state representatives, business and other organisations) 91 135 87 620 (3 515) 93 061
Output 1.4—Services to diplomatic and consular representatives in Australia 3 841 4 091 250 3 872
Total price of departmental outputs* 536 253 552 201 15 948 543 207
Appropriation from government for departmental outputs 500 429 503 302 2 873 501 917
Revenue from other sources 35 824 48 899 13 075 41 290
Total resourcing for Outcome 1 (Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses) 755 385 753 513 (1 872) 759 758
* Differences between price of output and total price of outputs are due to rounding.
    2004–05 Budget and Supplementary Additional Estimates 2004–05 Actual 2005–06 Estimate
Average staffing level (number)*   2 232 2 251 2 246

* Includes overseas locally engaged staff.

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