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Budget 2016 Home Page The Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations and Supporting Information 2015/16

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Operations, Information and Advisory Services (M78)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide administrative and support services to the House of Representatives and to members of Parliament, and making Parliament publicly accessible.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Building and Operations Management
This category is limited to the provision of building maintenance and operational services for the parliamentary precincts.
Parliamentary Information Communications and Technology Services
This category is limited to computing facilities, information sharing and telecommunication services and associated advisory services on the Parliamentary networks.
Parliamentary Library
This category is limited to research, collections and information management services through the Parliamentary Library.
Personnel, Accounting and Advisory Services to Members and Other Parliamentary Agencies
This category is limited to bureau accounting and payroll services for members and other parliamentary agencies and the setting, administering and delivery of members' entitlements.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

54,9511,57956,530

Departmental Output Expenses

Building and Operations Management27,68524827,933
Parliamentary Information Communications and Technology Services14,0731,73615,809
Parliamentary Library4,738-4,738
Personnel, Accounting and Advisory Services to Members and Other Parliamentary Agencies8,455(405)8,050

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

48,8721,31550,187
Building and Operations Management26,38745626,843
Parliamentary Information Communications and Technology Services9,6671,24110,908
Parliamentary Library4,738-4,738
Personnel, Accounting and Advisory Services to Members and Other Parliamentary Agencies8,080(382)7,698

Revenue from Others

6,0792646,343
Building and Operations Management1,298(208)1,090
Parliamentary Information Communications and Technology Services4,4064954,901
Personnel, Accounting and Advisory Services to Members and Other Parliamentary Agencies375(23)352

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Building and Operations Management

The parliamentary precinct and out-of Parliament (OOP) offices are safe and secure (see Notes 1 and 2)

Security incidents on the precinct resolved successfully with detailed accurate post-incident reporting submitted within 12 hours of any incident

New measureNew measure95%

The public has access to the parliamentary precinct via tours, education, visits and the public gallery (see Note 3)

75,000-80,000 people75,000-80,000 people75,000-80,000 people

Note 1 - The Service is aligning with the Government mandate to adhere to the new Protective Security Requirements (PSR) which sets minimum standards for personnel, property and information security. An action plan resulting from a self-review of the maturity of our services along with the updating of the Service's threat assessment will inform a set of deliverables to be implemented over future years commencing in 2015/16.

Note 2 - The Service has a standard that security incidents on the precinct are responded to within seven minutes of notification. The revised budget standard reports upon the degree to which incidents on the precinct have been resolved successfully, with detailed accurate post-incident reporting submitted within 12 hours of any incident.

Note 3 - Budget standard as measured by the number of people taking a parliamentary tour and education visitors.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation by $1.579 million for 2015/16 is a result of a combination of an expense transfer of $1.054 million from 2014/15 to 2015/16, an overall increase by $1.125 million due to departmental and other revenues streams offset by a retention of underspend of $600,000 from 2015/16 to 2016/17.

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