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Heritage and Wildlife Division - budget

Estimates & Committees
Scott Ludlam 15 Jan 2013

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications
Legislation Committee
Answers to questions on notice
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities portfolio
Supplementary Budget Estimates, October 2012
Program: Division or Agency: 5.1: HWD Question
No:
126
Topic: Heritage and Wildlife Division - budget

Senator Ludlam asked:

1. How has the department been affected by the efficiency dividend.

2. In particular, please outline the number of staff, programs or line items that have been cut?

3. Please provide a history of funding to Heritage since 2000 to date, including FTEs, changes to the operating budget, and grants.

Answer:
1. The impact of the efficiency dividend on the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (the department) is $17,141 million in 2012/13.

2. The department budgets on the basis of its total resources. As the total resources available is impacted by a number of factors including Australian Government policy and priorities and general cost increases, it is not possible to identify the number of staff and programs that have been cut as a direct result of the application of the efficiency dividend.

3. The table below outlines the history of funding from the year 2000. The 2012/13 budget and staff numbers includes the total for the Heritage and Wildlife Division as a whole.

Financial Year
Departmental
Appropriation
Administered
Appropriation
Total
Appropriation
Staffing
ASL

000

 

000

 

000
2012/13 16,308 12,992 29,300 147
2011/12 13,280 12,997 26,277 83
2010/11 19,051 14,233 33,284 107
2009/10 14,774 59,282 74,056 115
2008/09 19,234 20,045 39,279 117
2007/08 21,009 9,508 30,517 100
2006/07 22,778 13,924 36,702 102
2005/06 22,210 20,754 42,964 105
2004/05 22,385 5,235 27,620 108
2003/04 9,204 1,739 10,943 72
2002/03 11,404 10,554 21,958 63
2001/02 10,968 16,102 27,070 74
2000/01 7,010 5,230 12,240 71
2
The figures have been extracted from the department's Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) and therefore reflect initial budget allocations for each year. For comparative purposes, the departmental appropriation excludes revenues from independent sources, given the variable and unpredictable nature of these funding sources. An allocation for the Kokoda Initiative of $4.5 million has been provided by AusAid, which is not reflected in the PBS figures.

 

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