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Outcome 1

Australia’s national interests protected and advanced through contributions to international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation

OUTPUT 1.1
Protection and advocacy of Australia's international interests through the provision of policy advice to ministers and overseas diplomatic activity

EFFECTIVENESS
North Asia
South and South-East Asia
Americas and Europe
South Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations
Trade development/policy coordination and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
International organisations, legal and environment
Security, nuclear, disarmament and non-proliferation
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

OUTPUT 1.2
Secure government communications and security of overseas missions

EFFECTIVENESS
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

OUTPUT 1.3
Services to other agencies in Australia and overseas (including Parliament, state representatives, business and other organisations)

EFFECTIVENESS
Parliament in Australia
Services to attached agencies
Services to business
Services to state governments and other agencies overseas and in Australia
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

OUTPUT 1.4
Services to diplomatic and consular representatives in Australia

EFFECTIVENESS
Services to diplomatic and consular corps
Provision of protection advice through liaison with the Protective Security
Coordination Centre
QUALITY AND QUANTITY

ADMINISTERED ITEMS FOR OUTCOME 1

QUALITY AND QUANTITY

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Murray McLean OAM, then First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division, led Australia’s delegation to Pyongyang in February 2004 for talks on the North Korean nuclear issue with North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun (right) and other officials.
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Minister for Trade, Mr Mark Vaile, and United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Zoellick, shake hands after signing the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement in May 2004 in Washington DC. Also pictured are the Secretary, Dr Ashton Calvert AC (left) and Deputy United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Josette Sheeran Shiner. Photo: Peter Cutts.
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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 1

Effectiveness indicators—overall achievement of the outcome

Indicators to assist in assessing the success of the department's contribution to the achievement of this outcome are:

TABLE 4. FINANCIAL AND STAFFING RESOURCES SUMMARY FOR OUTCOME 1
Australia's national interests protected and advanced through contributions to international security, national economic and trade performance and global cooperation
  Budget*
2003–2004
($'000)
Actual
2003–2004
($'000)
Variation
(actual less budget)
($'000)
Budget**
2004–2005
($'000)
Administered expenses
Contributions to international organisations 158 733 120 891 (37 842) 153 236
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation1 17 100 611 320 594 220 14 300
Compensation for detriment caused by defective administration 54 11 (43) 54
Rates for foreign government missions 250 331 81 250
Pension payments under the North American Pension Scheme 2 867 2 546 (321) 6 000
Suppliers 0 0 0 896
Total administered expenses 179 004 735 099 556 095 174 736
Price of departmental outputs
Output 1.1—Protection and advocacy of Australia's international interests through the provision of policy advice to ministers and overseas diplomatic activity 314 777 316 871 2 094 305 782
Output 1.2—Secure government communications and security of overseas missions 107 545 108 261 716 104 472
Output 1.3—Services to other agencies in Australia and overseas (including Parliament, state representatives, business and other organisations) 80 358 80 893 535 78 062
Output 1.4—Services to diplomatic and consular representatives in Australia 3 753 3 777 24 3 645
Appropriation from government for departmental outputs 506 433 509 802 3 369 491 961
Revenue from other sources 37 221 36 898 (322) 45 852
Total price of departmental outputs 543 654 546 700 3 047 537 813
Total resourcing for Outcome 1
(Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses)
722 658 1 281 799 559 142 712 549

* Full-year budget, including additional estimates

** Budget prior to additional estimates

  2003–2004
Budget
2003–2004
Actual
2004–2005
Estimate
Average staffing level (number)* 2 249 2 240 2 227

* Includes overseas locally engaged staff

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