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Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Note 18: Expenses Administered on Behalf of Government

 
2010
$'000
2009
$'000
EXPENSES    
     
Note 18A. Employee Benefits    
Wages and salaries 1,119 818
Superannuation:    
    Defined contribution plans 4  -
    Defined benefit plans 154 169
Leave and other entitlements 141 142
North American Pension Scheme - transfers and payments 4,649 4,554
Other 526 411
Total employee benefits expense 6,593 6,094
     
Note 18B. Suppliers    
Goods and services    
Professional Services 33,145 40,369
Australia Network 19,251 18,823
Other Suppliers 2,007 2,442
Total goods and services 54,403 61,634
     
Goods and services are made up of:    
Rendering of services – related entities 19,251 18,823
Rendering of services – external parties 35,152 42,602
Total goods and services 54,403 61,425
     
Other supplier expenses    
Operating lease rentals - external parties:    
    Minimum lease payments 192 209
Total other supplier expenses 192 209
Total suppliers expenses 54,595 61,634
     
Note 18C. Grants and Contributions    
Private sector:    
    Non-profit organisations - external 4,778 4,722
    Overseas 259,902 290,130
    Other 12 48
Total grants and contributions 264,692 294,900
     
The nature of grants and contributions are as follows:    
International organisations 97,391 136,690
UN peacekeeping 162,511 153,440
Non-profit institutions 4,778 4,722
Other 12 48
Total grants and contributions 264,692 294,900
     
Note 18D. Write-Down and Impairment of Assets    
Asset write-downs and impairments from:    
    Impairment on financial instruments - NIA loans1 9,652  -
    Impairment on financial instruments - receivables2 228 351
Total write-down and impairment of assets 9,880 351
1for further disclosure on the impairment of financial instruments see note 24C & 24E.  
2for further disclosure on the impairment of receivables see note 19B & 24B.    
     
Note 18E. Foreign Exchange Loans    
Non-speculative - NIA  - 2,936
Non-speculative - other  - 5,236
Total foreign exchange losses  - 8,172
     
Note 18F. Other Expenses    
NIA - Interest 7,006 6,949
EFIC - administration costs 2,521 2,739
EFIC - other financial costs 341 987
VAT and fee refunds 735 967
Total other expenses 10,603 11,642

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