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Note 3: Expenses

 
2010
$’000
2009
$’000
Note 3A: Employee Benefits    
Wages and salaries 296,607 288,502
Superannuation:    
    Defined contribution plans 16,633 14,796
    Defined benefit plans 27,553 29,961
Leave and other entitlements 32,007 28,527
Separation and redundancies 5,810 3,557
Other employee expenses 11,599 12,950
Total employee benefits 390,209 378,293
     
Note 3B: Suppliers
Goods and services
Passport Expenses 82,101        69,328
Property Related Expenses (excluding rent) 69,658        71,530
Information and Communication Technology 56,014        54,892
Staff Related Expenses 34,589        33,250
Security Expenses 28,586        23,547
Travel Expenses 27,083        21,117
Office Expenses 21,768        22,661
Legal and Other Professional Services 8,622          6,231
Other Expenses 23,364        23,963
Total goods and services 351,785 326,519
     
Goods and services are made up of:    
Provision of goods – external parties 61,237 56,794
Rendering of services – related entities 23,453 18,911
Rendering of services – external parties 267,095 250,814
Total goods and services 351,785 326,519
     
Other supplier expenses    
Operating lease rentals:    
    Minimum lease payments 77,474 80,507
Workers compensation expenses 1,498 1,392
Total other supplier expenses 78,972 81,899
Total supplier expenses 430,757 408,418
     
Note 3C: Grants    
Public sector:    
    Non-profit organisations 2,569 1,341
Overseas 2,674 1,699
Total grants 5,243 3,040
     
Note 3D: Depreciation and Amortisation    
Depreciation:    
    Other infastructure, plant and equipment 30,328 30,760
    Buildings 50,741 45,999
Total depreciation 81,069 76,759
     
Amortisation:    
    Assets held under finance leases 148 658
    Intangibles - computer software: 3,735 4,050
Total amortisation 3,883 4,708
Total depreciation and amortisation 84,952 81,467
 
Note 3E: Finance Costs    
Finance leases 461 696
Other interest payments 4 4
Unwinding of discount 987 1,014
Total finance costs 1,452 1,714
     
Note 3F: Write-Down and Impairment of Assets    
Asset write-downs and impairments from:    
    Bad and doubtful debts expense 99 293
    Revaluation decrement - Property, plant and equipment 17 1,755
Total write-down and impairment of assets 116 2,048
     
Note 3G: Losses from Asset Disposals  
Land and buildings:    
    Proceeds from sale (6,162) (8,233)
    Carrying value of assets sold 5,684 9,350
    Selling expense 265 163
Infastructure, plant and equipment:    
    Proceeds from sale (436) (163)
    Carrying value of assets sold 1,279 601
    Selling expense  -  -
Intangibles:    
    Proceeds from disposal  -  -
    Carrying value of assets disposed 2 5
    Selling expense  -  -
Leasehold improvement    
    Proceeds from sale (18)  -
    Carrying value of assets sold 947 1,670
    Selling expense  -  -
Total losses from asset sales 1,561 3,393
   
 
Note 3H: Other Expenses
Other expense 129 83
Total other expenses 129 83

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