Section 1: Resources for 2011-12

Budget Statements

1.1 Appropriations and other resources

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, in relation to administered resources, reference to the relevant authorised department.

The total appropriation for the department in the 2011-12 Budget is $21.6m (compared with $20.5m originally appropriated in 2010-11). This is an increase from previous budget periods due to additional departmental appropriation received for one new initiative, the establishment of the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform. Appropriation for this initiative was approved for the 2010-11 budget period however this amount ($0.3m) is included in the 2011-12 Budget appropriation amount. More information is provided in Table 1.2.

The department will continue to have third party access to special appropriations to drawdown the funds  for the payment of senators' salaries and allowances; superannuation; and postage and freight expenses. The resourcing of these special appropriations is detailed in the statements prepared by the relevant authorised departments.

  • The department’s total resources are $32.9m, of which 65.7% ($21.6m) is contributed by total budget year appropriations. The majority of the balance of $10.7m (32.5 %) represents an estimate of prior year appropriations available at the commencement of the 2011-12 budget year.  Revenue from sales of goods and services ($0.6 m) is 1.8% of total resources.

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 2011-12
as at Budget May 2011

Table 1.1: Resource statement — Budget estimates for 2011-12

1.3     Budget Measures

Budget measures relating to the Department of the Senate are detailed in Budget Paper No. 2 and are summarised below in Table 1.2.

Table 1.2 Agency 2011-12 Budget Measures

Table 1.2 Agency 2011-12 Budget Measures

The Commonwealth has agreed to provide funding for the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform established on 29 September 2010. The funding for 2010-11 has been included together with the 2011-12 amount. Total appropriation to be received in 2011-12 for this measure will equate to $0.841m.  

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