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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Note 3: Expenses

2012
2011
$’000
$’000
Note 3A: Employee Benefits
Wages and salaries
326,702
317,448
Superannuation:
Defined contribution plans
16,103
18,513
Defined benefit plans
36,719
32,918
Leave and other entitlements
49,485
30,041
Separation and redundancies
5,659
3,048
Other Employee Expenses
9,035
9,726
Total employee benefits
443,703
411,694
Note 3B: Supplier
Goods and services
Passport Expenses
81,395
87,295
Property Related Expenses (excluding rent)
73,179
70,350
Information and Communication Technology
57,938
49,071
Staff Related Expenses
38,697
37,720
Security Expenses
59,349
47,872
Travel Expenses
28,116
29,288
Office Expenses
17,288
19,484
Legal and Other Professional Services
8,355
8,530
Other Expenses
22,490
17,264
Total goods and services
386,807
366,874
Goods and services are made up of:
Provision of goods – external parties
56,274
59,888
Rendering of services – related entities
24,328
23,967
Rendering of services – external parties
306,205
283,019
Total goods and services
386,807
366,874
Other supplier expenses
Operating lease rentals
Minimum lease payments
89,000
88,615
Workers compensation expenses
1,993
1,669
Total other supplier expenses
90,993
90,284
Total supplier expenses
477,800
457,158
Note 3C: Grants
Private sector:
Non-profit organisations
2,439
3,392
Overseas
782
11,349
Total grants
3,221
14,741
Note 3D: Depreciation and Amortisation
Depreciation:
Infrastructure, plant and equipment
36,278
35,233
Buildings and Leasehold Improvements
50,064
53,005
Total depreciation
86,342
88,238
Amortisation:
Intangibles - computer software
5,245
4,755
Total amortisation
5,245
4,755
Total depreciation and amortisation
91,587
92,993
Note 3E: Finance Costs
Unwinding of discount
2,620
882
Total finance costs
2,620
882
Note 3F: Write-Down and Impairment of Assets
Asset write-downs and impairments from:
Net revaluation decrement - Buildings and infrastructure, plant and equipment
-
16,662
Impairment of non-current assets held for sale
4
10
Impairment of Land & Buildings
1,034
-
Impairment of financial assets
156
253
Total write-down and impairment of assets
1,194
16,925
Note 3G: Foreign Exchange Losses
Non-speculative
2,051
1,293
Total foreign exchange losses
2,051
1,293
Note 3H: Losses from Asset Sales
Land and buildings:
Proceeds from sale
(770)
-
Carrying value of assets sold
760
-
Selling expense
50
-
Infrastructure, plant and equipment:
Proceeds from sale
(747)
-
Carrying value of assets sold
3,192
-
Selling expense
-
-
Intangibles:
Proceeds from sale
-
-
Carrying value of assets sold
3,408
-
Selling expense
-
-
Leasehold Improvements:
Proceeds from sale
-
-
Carrying value of assets sold
198
-
Selling expense
-
-
Total losses from asset sales
6,091
-
Note 3I: Other Expenses
Other expense
70
114
Total other expenses
70
114

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