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Outcome 4

Efficient management of the Commonwealth overseas owned estate

OUTPUT 4.1
OUTPUT 4.2
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Minister for Trade, Mr Simon Crean, at the official opening of the new chancery of the Australian High Commission in New Delhi on 18 January 2008. L-R: Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr John McCarthy AO; India’s Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Mr N Ravi; Minister for Trade, Mr Simon Crean. © AVAS Photos Pvt. Ltd
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The department makes extensive use of contracted services in managing its overseas property estate. The department signed a new outsourced property services contract with United Group Services (UGS) on 1 April 2008. L-R (seated): Ms Elizabeth Whitelaw, partner, Minter Ellison; Mr Peter Davin, Executive Director, Overseas Property Office (OPO); Mr Robin Silvester, Chief Executive UGS. (standing): Ms Pria O’Sullivan, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison; Mr Philip Moran, the then Assistant Secretary, OPO; Mr Keith Gardner, Property Operations and Alliance Management Branch, OPO; Mr Barry Jackson, Executive General Manger, UGS.
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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 4

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 15. FINANCIAL AND STAFFING RESOURCES SUMMARY FOR OUTCOME 4
Efficient management of the Commonwealth overseas owned estate
2007–08
Budget and
Additional
Estimates
($’000)
2007–08
Actual
($’000)
Variation
(actual
less
budget)
($’000)
2008–09
Budget
($’000)**
Administered expenses
Total administered expenses
0
0
0
0
Price of departmental outputs
Output 4.1—Property management
52 725
54 332
1 607
49 882
Output 4.2—Contract management
0
0
0
0
Total price of departmental outputs
52 725
54 332
1 607
49 882
Appropriation from government for departmental outputs
0
0
0
0
Revenue from other sources
52 725
54 332
1 607
49 882
Total resourcing for Outcome 4
(Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses)
52 725
54 332
1 607
49 882
2007–08
Budget and
Additional
Estimates
2007–08
Actual
2008–09
Estimate**
Average staffing level (number)**
24
24
28
Australia-based staff
24
24
28
Locally engaged employees overseas
0
0
0

** 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 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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