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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-East Asia
Americas
Europe
South and West Asia, Middle East and Africa
Pacific
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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Special Coordinator, Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Mr Tim George (centre), with former Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Mr†Manasseh Sogavare (left) and Solomon Islands Government Special Envoy to RAMSI, Mr Michael Maina (right), at the Premierís Conference in Renbel Province, September 2007. Photo: RAMSI Participating Police Force
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The then Australian Ambassador to Burma, Mr Bob Davis, and Director General Myint Tun, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, with 30†tonnes of emergency relief supplies delivered by Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster to Burmese victims of Cyclone Nargis on 13 May 2008.
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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:

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

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
 
2007–08
Budget and Additional Estimates
($’000)
2007–08 Actual ($’000)
Variation
(actual less budget)
($’000)
2008–09 Budget
($’000)**
Administered expenses
Contributions to international organisations
214 471
205 414
(9 057)
258 941
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation*
12 679
18 910
6 231
10 600
Compensation for detriment caused by defective administration
54
3
(51)
54
Rates for foreign government missions
370
786
416
476
Pension schemes
2 200
4 141
1 941
1 813
Suppliers
606
518
(88)
514
Total administered expenses
230 380
229 772
(608)
272 398
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
352 397
403 183
50 786
375 792
Output 1.2—Secure government communications and security of overseas missions
123 944
137 750
13 806
104 927
Output 1.3—Services to other agencies in Australia and overseas (including Parliament, state representatives, business and other organisations)
99 803
102 926
3 123
85 943
Output 1.4—Services to diplomatic and consular representatives in Australia
4 132
4 806
674
3 459
Total price of departmental outputs
580 276
648 665
68 389
570 121
Appropriation from government for departmental outputs
534 476
592 151
57 675
522 094
Revenue from other sources
45 800
56 514
10 714
48 027
Total resourcing for Outcome 1
(Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses)
810 656
878 437
67 781
842 519

* Includes the write-off of the balance of the National Interest Account loan to the Solomon Islands Government under a debt relief agreement executed in 2007–08.

2007–08
Budget and
Additional Estimates
2007–08
Actual
2008–09 Estimate**
Average staffing level (number)
2 346
2 338
2 033
Australia-based staff
1 354
1 352
1 109
Locally engaged employees overseas
992
986
924

** ASL figures reflect the average number of employees receiving salary or wages over the financial year, with adjustments for casual and part-time staff, to show the full-time equivalent. This also includes locally engaged staff overseas. 2008–09 resourcing and average staffing level (ASL) estimates reflect the implementation of a new methodology for allocation of resources between outcomes and across outputs. As a result of the new methodology numbers in 2007–08 and 2008–09 cannot be directly compared. (See page 17 for explanation of the new methodology.)

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