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Outcome 2

Australians informed about and provided access to consular and passport services in Australia and overseas

Output 2.1
Consular and passport services
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The Prime Minister Mr John Howard and Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia David Ritchie inspect medical supplies provided by the Australian Government on board a C-130 Hercules ready to depart Medan for Banda Aceh in February 2005. The supplies formed part of Australia's tsunami relief. Photo: AUSPIC/David Foote
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Douglas Wood, held hostage for 47 days in Iraq, visiting the DFAT Crisis Centre established to coordinate the Government's efforts for his release. From left to right: Chelsey Martin, Consular Branch; Simeon Gilding, Assistant Secretary, Consular Branch; Douglas Wood; Nick Warner, Deputy Secretary and Head of the Emergency Response Team; Gillian Bird, Deputy Secretary; Rod Smith, First Assistant Secretary, Public Diplomacy, Consular and Passports Division; and Colin Rigby, Senior Staff Counsellor.
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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 2

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 10. FINANCIAL AND STAFFING RESOURCES SUMMARY FOR OUTCOME 2
  2004–05 Budget and
Supplementary Additional Estimates
($'000)
Actual 2004–05
($'000)
Variation
(actual less budget)
($'000)
Budget 2005–06 ($'000)
Administered expenses
Suppliers* 14 742 13 157 (1 585) 0
Emergency advances to Australian travellers** 500 208 (292) 500
Passport and consular refunds under s.28 Special Appropriation 500 412 (88) 500
Total administered expenses 15 742 13 777 (1 965) 1 000
Price of departmental outputs        
Output 2.1—Consular and passport services 149 366 150 224 858 150 231
Total price of departmental outputs 149 366 150 224 858 150 231
Appropriation from government for departmental outputs 149 366 150 224 858 149 810
Revenue from other sources 0 0 0 421
Total resourcing for outcome 2 (Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses) 165 108 164 001 (1 107) 151 231

* Tsunami related expenses.

** The total amount of loans provided under this item by the department in 2004–05 was $0.229m. These loans are reported as receivables and not expenses as it is expected they will be fully repaid in the future.

    2004–05 Budget and Supplementary Additional Estimates 2004–05 Actual 2005–06 Estimate
Average staffing level (number)* 666 672 670

* Includes overseas locally engaged staff

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