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Outcome 3

Public understanding in Australia and overseas of Australia's foreign and trade policy and a positive image of Australia internationally

OUTPUT 3.1
EFFECTIVENESS
Public information and media services on Australia's foreign and trade policy
Projecting a positive image of Australia internationally
Freedom of information and archival research and clearance
QUALITY AND QUANTITY
ADMINISTERED ITEMS FOR OUTCOME 3
QUALITY AND QUANTITY
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Australian Consul-General to Ho Chi Minh City, Mr Mal Skelly and Consul, Ms Kim Debenham, speaking with a student using a new sewing machine provided by the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program in Ho Chi Minh City on 19 December 2007.
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Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr William (Billy) Williams, watching a student of the Axim Girls Senior High School in Ghana’s Western Region at her first ever computer experience, during the launch of the Direct Aid Program-funded project on 25 June 2008.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Stephen Smith, at Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition, by a well-known Indigenous artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, at the National Arts Centre, Tokyo on 26 June 2008. The exhibition is supported by the Australia International Cultural Council and the Australia–Japan Foundation. L–R: Director, National Arts Centre, Tokyo (NACT), Mr Hideki Hayashida; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith; NACT curator, Ms Hanako Nishino; Australian Ambassador to Japan, Mr Murray McLean OAM.
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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 3

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:

Public understanding in Australia and overseas of Australia’s foreign and trade policy and a positive image of Australia internationally

TABLE 12. FINANCIAL AND STAFFING RESOURCES SUMMARY FOR OUTCOME 3
2007–08
Budget and
Additional
Estimates
($’000)
2007–08
Actual
($’000)
Variation
(actual
less
budget)
($’000)
2008–09
Budget
($’000)**
Administered expenses
Grants and contributions
8 041
7 974
(67)
4 741
Asia-Pacific television service
18 737
18 715
(22)
18 831
Australia’s participation in the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China
1 500
1 500
0
10 000
Total administered expenses
28 278
28 189
(89)
33 572
Revenue from other sources*
0
0
0
22 000
Resourcing for administered expenses
28 278
28 189
(89)
55 572
Price of departmental outputs
Output 3.1—Public information services and public diplomacy
54 260
59 802
5 542
56 557
Total price of departmental outputs
54 260
59 802
5 542
56 557
Appropriation from government for departmental outputs
53 563
58 942
5 379
55 826
Revenue from other sources
697
860
163
731
Total resourcing for Outcome 3
(Price of departmental outputs plus administered expenses)
82 538
87 991
5 453
112 129

* The Government is seeking an additional $22 million through corporate sponsorships and partnerships with the states and territories towards Australia’s participation in the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai (PBS 2008–09).

2007–08
Budget and
Additional Estimates
2007–08
Actual
2008–09
Estimate**
Average staffing level (number)
226
229
465
Australia-based staff
133
132
264
Locally engaged employees overseas
93
97
201

** ASL figures reflect the average number of employees receiving salary or wages over the financial year, with adjustments for casual and part-time staff, to show the full-time equivalent. This also includes locally engaged staff overseas. 2008–09 resourcing and average staffing level (ASL) estimates reflect the implementation of a new methodology for allocation of resources between outcomes and across outputs. As a result of the new methodology numbers in 2007–08 and 2008–09 cannot be directly compared. (See page 17 for explanation of the new methodology.)

The 2007–08 figures are based on the results of a costing model developed in 1999–2000 and adjusted in subsequent years to reflect staffing changes. The 2008–09 estimate is based on a 2007 survey. Attributions between outcomes such as Outcome One and Outcome Three can involve complementary and overlapping work activity.

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