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Note 4: Expenses

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2015 2014
Notes $'000 $'000
 

4A: Employee benefits

Wages and salaries 136,094 132,815
Superannuation
Defined benefit plans 25,969 25,617
Defined contribution plans 321 389
Leave and other entitlements 15,604 15,025
Separation & redundancies 3,082 8,772
Other employee benefit expenses
Recruitment and security vetting expenses 2,465 1,129
Health & wellbeing payments to staff 747 587
Other employee expenses 1,276 1,208
Total employee benefits 185,558 185,542

4B: Suppliers

Goods and services supplied or rendered
Accommodation expenses 5,694 5,624
Consultants 3,011 2,357
Contractors 6,366 4,841
Travel 8,093 5,816
Information technology and communications 10,783 9,484
General office 14,103 10,710
Auscheck expenditure 6,990 7,977
Legal fees 7,023 14,150
Audit fees - external 470 470
Audit fees - internal 385 369
Defence Abuse Response Taskforce expenses 1
Defence Abuse Response Taskforce outcome payments 2 34,325 31,540
Contractors 534 2,564
Information technology and communications 132 746
Legal fees 702
General office 4,611 1,636
Payments and contributions to external bodies 8,878 8,014
Total goods and services supplied or rendered 111,398 107,000
Goods supplied in connection with
Related parties 107 246
External parties 4,028 3,172
Total goods supplied 4,135 3,418
Services rendered in connection with
Related parties 32,565 27,114
External parties 74,698 76,468
Total services rendered 107,263 103,582
Total goods and services supplied or rendered 111,398 107,000
Other suppliers
Operating lease rentals in connection with
External parties
Minimum lease payments 22,224 25,798
Workers compensation expenses 1,990 1,832
Total other suppliers 24,214 27,630
Total suppliers 135,612 134,630

4C: Grants 3

Public sector
State and Territory Governments 798 1,384
Local government 45
Private sector
Non-profit organisations 2,963 995
Other private sector 992 160
Overseas 356 80
Other grants
Other grants 759 250
Total grants 5,913 2,869

4D: Depreciation and amortisation

Depreciation
Buildings and leasehold improvements 8C 7,734 8,403
Property, plant and equipment 8C 6,439 9,007
Total depreciation 14,173 17,410
Amortisation
Intangibles: computer software 8E 9,803 8,615
Total amortisation 9,803 8,615
Total depreciation and amortisation 23,976 26,025

4E: Write-down and impairment of assets and other expenses

Impairment of property, plant and equipment 16 1,852
Impairment of financial instruments 46 20
Defective administration scheme payments
Unwinding of makegood expense 10B 4 (317)
Total write-down and impairment of assets and other expenses 66 1,555

1 On 26 November 2012 the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce was established within the Attorney-General’s Department, as part of the Government’s response to the DLA Piper Review into allegations of sexual and other abuse in Defence. All costs are to be reimbursed by the Department of Defence. The increase in expenditure for 2014-15 reflects the Taskforce expenses that were invoiced to the Department of Defence.

2 Defence Abuse Response Taskforce outcome payments assist in implementing the national programmes relating to the Repatriation Scheme; Restorative Engagement Programme and the nationwide Defence Abuse Counselling Scheme.

3 The increase in 2014-15 is primarily attributable to grant payments being made to the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Cultural Fund, and National Association of Community Legal Centres. In addition grants were made under the Countering Violence Extremism programme.

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