Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Note 3: Expenses

 

  2011
$'000
2010
$'000
Note 3A: Employee Benefits    
Wages and salaries 317,448 296,607
Superannuation:    
      Defined contribution plans 18,513 16,633
      Defined benefit plans 32,918 27,553
Leave and other entitlements 30,041 32,007
Separation and redundancies 3,048 5,810
Other employee expenses 9,726 11,599
Total employee benefits 411,694 390,209
     
Note 3B: Suppliers    
Goods and services    
Passport Expenses 87,295 82,101
Property Related Expenses (excluding rent) 70,350 69,658
Information and Communication Technology 49,071 56,014
Staff Related Expenses 37,720 34,589
Security Expenses 47,872 28,586
Travel Expenses 29,288 27,083
Office Expenses 19,484 21,768
Legal and Other Professional Services 8,530 8,622
Other Expenses 17,264 23,364
Total goods and services 366,874 351,785
     
Goods and services are made up of:    
Provision of goods – external parties 59,888 61,237
Rendering of services – related entities 23,967 23,453
Rendering of services – external parties 283,019 267,095
Total goods and services 366,874 351,785
     
Other supplier expenses    
Operating lease rentals    
      Minimum lease payments 88,615 77,474
Workers compensation expenses 1,669 1,498
Total other supplier expenses 90,284 78,972
Total supplier expenses 457,158 430,757
     
Note 3C: Grants    
Private sector:    
      Non-profit organisations 3,392 2,569
      Overseas 11,349 2,674
Total grants 14,741 5,243
     
Note 3D: Depreciation and Amortisation    
Depreciation:    
      Infrastructure, plant and equipment 35,233 30,328
      Buildings 53,005 50,741
Total depreciation 88,238 81,069
     
Amortisation:    
      Assets held under finance leases - 148
     Intangibles - computer software: 4,755 3,735
Total amortisation 4,755 3,883
Total depreciation and amortisation 92,993 84,952
     
Note 3E: Finance Costs    
Finance leases - 461
Other interest payments - 4
Unwinding of discount 882 987
Total finance costs 882 1,452
     
Note 3F: Write-Down and Impairment of Assets    
Asset write-downs and impairments from:    
      Revaluation decrement - Infrastructure, plant and equipment 16,662 17
      Impairment of non-current assets held for sale 10 -
      Bad and doubtful debts expense 253 99
Total write-down and impairment of assets 16,925 116
     
Note 3G: Foreign Exchange Losses    
Non-speculative 1,293 -
Total foreign exchange losses 1,293 -
     
Note 3H: Losses from Asset Sales    
Land and buildings:    
      Proceeds from sale - (6,162)
      Carrying value of assets sold - 5,684
      Selling expense - 265
Infrastructure, plant and equipment:    
      Proceeds from sale - (436)
      Carrying value of assets sold - 1,279
      Selling expense - -
Intangibles:    
      Proceeds from sale - -
      Carrying value of assets sold - 2
      Selling expense - -
Leasehold Improvements:    
      Proceeds from sale - (18)
      Carrying value of assets sold - 947
      Selling expense - -
Total losses from asset sales - 1,561
     
Note 3I: Other Expenses    
Other expense 114 129
Total other expenses 114 129

 

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