Section 1: Resources for 2009-10

Budget Statements

1.1 Appropriations and other resources

The total appropriation for the department in the 2009-10 Budget is $36.2m (compared with $35.0m in 2008-09).

Table 1.1 on the following page shows the total resources from all origins. The table summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and by administered and departmental classification.

The department draws on special appropriations for the payment of senators' salaries and allowances; superannuation; and postage and freight expenses.

  • The department’s total resources are $47.2m, of which 76% ($35.7m) is contributed by total budget year appropriations. The majority of the balance of $10.9m (23%) represents an estimate of prior year appropriations available at the commencement of the 2009-10 budget year. Revenue from sales of goods and services ($0.53m) are less than 1% of total resources.
  • There are no significant adjustments against the 2009-10 budget year.

1.2 Resource statement

Table 1.1 summarises how resources will be applied by outcome and by administered and departmental classification.

Table 1.1: Resource statement Budget estimates for 2009-10 as at Budget May 2009

1.3 Transition from outcomes and outputs to outcomes and programs

From the 2009-10 Budget, all Commonwealth departments and agencies will be reporting on a program basis.

The change for the department has not been a significant one. The department continues to have the one outcome, which changed from:

Effective provision of services to support the functioning of the Senate as a House of the Commonwealth Parliament

to:

Advisory and administrative support services to enable the Senate and Senators to fulfil their representative and legislative duties.

The department manages two programs:

  • Other Departmental; and
  • Parliamentarians Remuneration and Entitlements (administered).

‘Other Departmental’ consists of its five offices which correspond directly to the five output groups it used in the previous budgeting framework.

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