Year in review

AEC overview

Report on performance: Outcome 1

Report on performance: Outcome 2

Report on performance: Outcome 3

Management and accountability

Financial performance and future operations

Appendices

References

Appendix A - Resources

Updated: 6 December 2010

This appendix provides details of the AEC's resources and expenses in 2008–09, as required by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies, June 2009.

The tables in this appendix correspond to tables in the Portfolio Budget Statements or Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements for 2008–09:

  • the Agency Resource Statement, which provides information about the various funding sources that the AEC was able to draw on during the year (Table 34)
  • tables showing the detail of Budget appropriations and total resourcing for each of the AEC's outcomes (Table 35, Table 36 and Table 37).
Table 34 Agency Resource Statement, 2008–09
  Actual available
appropriations for
2008–09
(a)
Payments made
in 2008–09
$'000
(b)
Balance
remaining
(a – b)
Ordinary annual services 1
Departmental appropriation        
  Prior year departmental appropriation   15 219 15 219
  Departmental appropriation   92 500 72 942 19 558
  Section 31 relevant agency receipts 3   16 697 16 697
  Total   124 416 104 858 19 558
Total ordinary annual services A 124 416 104 858 19 558
Other services 2
Departmental non-operating        
  Prior year departmental non-operating appropriation   6 261 2 076  
  Equity injections   2 197  
  Previous year's outputs   740 740  
  Total   9 198 2 816  
Total other services B 9 198 2 816  
Total available annual appropriations   133 614 107 674  
Special appropriations
Special appropriations limited by criteria/entitlement        
  Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (A)     477  
  Special appropriations limited by amount        
  Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (D)     9 000  
Total special appropriations C   9 477  
Special Accounts
  Opening balance   3    
  Non-appropriation receipts to Special Accounts   9    
  Repayments from the special account     6  
  Cash – transferred to Official Public Account     6  
  Closing balance       0
Total resourcing and payments D 133 626 117 163  

1 Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2008–09 and Appropriation Bill (No.3) 2008–09.

2 Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2008–09 and Appropriation Bill (No.4) 2008–09.

Table 35 Outcome 1 – an effective electoral roll
  Budget1
2008–09
$'000
(a)
Actual expenses
2008–09
$'000
(b)
Variation
$'000
(a – b)
Output Group 1.1: Electoral Roll Management
Special Appropriations:      
  Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 9 000 9 000 0
Departmental Outputs      
  Output 1.1.1 Electoral roll management 49 812 44 943 4 869
  Output 1.1.2 Support services for electoral redistributions 1 493 1 649 –156
Revenues from other sources (s. 31) for      
  Output 1.1.1 Electoral roll management 9 952 10 470 –518
  Output 1.1.2 Support services for electoral redistributions 0
Subtotal for Output Group 1.1 70 257 66 062 4 195
Total for Outcome 1 70 257 66 062 4 195
Average staffing level (number)   430  

1 Full-year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2008–09 Budget.

Table 36 Outcome 2 – an impartial and independent electoral system
  Budget1
2008–09
$'000
(a)
Actual expenses
2008–09
$'000
(b)
Variation
$'000
(a – b)
Output Group 2.1: Elections, ballots and referendums
Administered Items:      
Special Appropriations:      
  Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 477 477
Departmental Outputs      
  Output 2.1.1 Federal elections, by-elections and referendums 18 269 15 213 3 056
  Output 2.1.2 Party registrations 410 461 –51
  Output 2.1.3 Funding and disclosure services 2 376 1 209 1 167
  Output 2.1.4 Fee-for-service elections 1 255 –1 255
  Output 2.1.5 Industrial and Torres Strait Regional Authority elections 5 036 4 490 546
  Output 2.1.6 Advice and assistance in overseas elections 742 1 358 –616
Revenue from other sources (s. 31) for      
  Output 2.1.1 Federal elections, by-elections and referendums 11 –11
  Output 2.1.2 Party registrations 2 2
  Output 2.1.3 Funding and disclosure services
  Output 2.1.4 Fee-for-service elections 990 2 381 –1 391
  Output 2.1.5 Industrial and Torres Strait Regional Authority elections 143 440 –297
  Output 2.1.6 Advice and assistance in overseas elections 1 840 1 525 315
Subtotal for Output Group 2.1 30 285 28 820 1 465
Total for Outcome 2 30 285 28 820 1 465
  Departmental 29 808 28 343 1 465
  Administered 477 477 0
Average staffing level (number)   184  

1 Full-year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2008–09 Budget.

Table 37 Outcome 3 – an informed community
  Budget1
2008–09
$'000
(a)
Actual expenses
2008–09
$'000
(b)
Variation
$'000
(a – b)
Output Group 3.1 Electoral education
Departmental Outputs      
  Output 3.1.1 Electoral education centres 2 392 2 842 –450
  Output 3.1.2 School and community programs 5 061 8 416 –3 355
  Output 3.1.3 Communication strategies and services 6 904 6 416 488
Revenues from other sources (s. 31) for      
  Output 3.1.1 Electoral education centres 56 –56
  Output 3.1.2 School and community programs 57 1 56
  Output 3.1.3 Communication strategies and services 5 –5
  Subtotal for Output Group 3.1 14 414 17 736 –3 322
Total for Outcome 3 14 414 17 736 –3 322
Average staffing level (number)   116  

1 Full-year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2008–09 Budget.