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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Schedules of commitments

as at 30 June 2010

 
2010
$’000
2009
$’000
BY TYPE    
Commitments receivable    
Sublease rental income (148,988) (106,830)
GST recoverable on commitments (44,541) (29,858)
Total commitments receivable (193,529) (136,688)
     
     
Commitments payable    
Capital commitments    
Infrastructure, plant and equipment 49,359 47,467
Total capital commitments 49,359 47,467
     
Other commitments    
Operating leases1 321,511 253,054
Other2 280,810 293,601
Total other commitments 602,321 546,655
Net commitments by type 458,151 457,434
     
BY MATURITY    
Commitments receivable    
Sublease rental income    
One year or less (41,161) (34,101)
From one to five years (77,602) (53,247)
Over five years (30,225) (19,482)
Total Sublease income (148,988) (106,830)
     
GST commitments receivable    
One year or less (33,207) (13,436)
From one to five years (10,990) (16,140)
Over five years (344) (282)
Total GST commitments receivable (44,541) (29,858)
     
Commitments payable    
Capital commitments    
One year or less 29,297 31,861
From one to five years 20,003 15,606
Over five years 59  -
Total capital commitments 49,359 47,467
     
Operating lease commitments    
One year or less 120,702 81,982
From one to five years 168,160 141,419
Over five years 32,649 29,653
Total operating lease commitments 321,511 253,054
     
Other Commitments    
One year or less 165,181 138,213
From one to five years 114,038 154,884
Over five years 1,591 504
Total other commitments 280,810 293,601
Net commitments by maturity 458,151 457,434

NB: Commitments are GST inclusive where relevant.

1 Operating leases included are effectively non-cancellable and comprise:

Property leases for residential, compound and chancery properties at overseas posts and office property in Canberra and all state offices in Australia
The leased estate consists of properties leased by the Department from private landlords.  The terms and conditions of these leases overseas are negotiated at post and vary based on local market conditions.

Agreements for the provision of motor vehicles to senior executive officers
No contingent rentals exist.  There are no renewal or purchase options available to the Department.

Leases for computer equipment
The lessor typically provides all computer equipment and software as necessary in the supply contract for 3 years, with instalments paid quarterly.

Leases for office equipment
All overseas lease terms and conditions are negotiated at posts and vary based on local market conditions.

2 Includes passport, property and maintenance, IT services and security services contracts.

The above schedule should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

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