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Annual Report 2007-08 Performance Reports - Outcome 3


Chapter 7

Outcome 3

Assisting regions to manage their own futures

Overview

The administrative and policy functions transferred to the Department under the Administrative Arrangements Order of 3 December 2007 and established under the new Outcome 3 in the Department with effect from 24 January 2008, were the administration of the Territories and natural disaster relief and mitigation functions.

The Department contributes to the achievement of Outcome 3 by providing advice and assistance to Territories in managing their own futures. This includes the self-governing Territories—the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island; the non–self governing Territories—Indian Ocean Territories (Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands) and Jervis Bay Territory; and the uninhabited Territories—Ashmore-Cartier Island and the Coral Sea Islands. The programs and policy development are designed to promote good governance and community well being in Australia’s Territories.

In addition, through its relief and mitigation programs, the Department assists communities in recovering from the cost and social impact of natural disasters.

During 2007–08, we made significant and substantial progress towards achieving Outcome 3, including the assistance provided in North Queensland to prevent and aid recovery from flood damage, workshops held on Christmas Island to develop plans to boost the economic sustainability of the Indian Ocean Territories and the commencement of work to refurbish government-owned buildings, including the removal of asbestos.

Performance reports for each output contributing to Outcome 3 are presented in this chapter.

Resource summary

Outcome 3—Assisting regions to manage their own futures
  (1)
Budget * 2007–08 $’000
(2)
Actual
expenses
2007–08
$’000
Variation
(column 2
minus
column 1)
$’000
Budget 2008–09 $’000
Administered Expenses (including third party outputs)

 

199,128

 

102,372

 

(96,756)

 

300,006

 

Special appropriations

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

Total administered expenses

 

199,128

 

102,372

 

(96,756)

 

300,006

 

Price of departmental outputs

 

Output 3.1 Services to territories

 

4,044

 

4,587

 

543

 

7,695

 

Output 3.2 Natural disaster relief and mitigation

 

1,107

 

831

 

(276)

 

2,712

 

Total price of outputs

 

5,151

 

5,418

 

267

 

10,407

 

Revenue from government (Appropriation) for Departmental Outputs

 

5,148

 

5,148

 

0

 

10,400

 

Revenue from other sources 3

 

38

 

35

 

7

 

Total departmental revenue 5,151

 

5,186

 

35

 

10,407

 

Total for Outcome 3 (total price of outputs and administered expenses)

 

204,279

 

107,790

 

(96,489)

 

310,413

 

 
  2007–08

 

2008–09

 

Average staffing levels

 

45

 

88

 

* Full-year budget, including additional estimates.

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