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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2003-2004

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Explanation of Additional Estimates 2003-2004
Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISSN 1448-9058

Part C - Agency Additional Estimates Statements (continued)
Australian Greenhouse Office

Section 1 - Additional Estimates Statements

Agency Overview

Since the 2003-04 Portfolio Budget Statements, the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER) became a prescribed agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 on 1 July 2003 and is now reported as an independent agency in these Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements. The 2003-2004 appropriation of $1.506m for the ORER was transferred out of the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) under a Section 32 direction. There have been no other changes to the role or structure of the AGO.

Additional Estimates and Variations to Sub-Outcome - Agency Level

The AGO is seeking an increase of $0.125m in departmental outputs appropriation in 2003-2004. This increase in departmental outputs relates to:

The following changes do not affect the additional estimates but do impact upon the total price of outputs:

Measures Since the 2003-04 Budget

Budget Estimates and Framework Review

The Government will provide additional funding to agencies of $88.5 million over five years (including $0.1 million in 2007-08) to implement the Budget Estimates and Framework Review (BEFR) recommendations. This funding includes capital of $7.4 million over four years.

In the 2003-04 Budget the Government made provision for $78 million over five years to improve the accuracy, responsiveness and effectiveness of agencies’ contribution to the Commonwealth’s budget estimates and framework system and to assist agencies to drive improved financial management and reporting within their organisations. The Government has provided an extra $10.5 million over five years to fund agencies to implement the BEFR recommendations.

The Government will provide additional funding of $0.108m per annum from 2003-04 to the Australian Greenhouse Office.

Other Variations to Appropriations

Additional Estimates and Variations - Other Variations to Appropriations

         

 

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

 

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

Sub-Outcome

       

Variations in departmental appropriations

       

Comcover premium supplementation

17

0

0

0

         

Variations in departmental special appropriations

       

Movement of funds for Alternative Fuels Conversion Program

240

0

0

0

Movement of funds for Greenhouse Gas Abatement Program

0

0

4,534

8,000

Movement of funds for Renewable Energy Commercialisation Program

0

0

1,725

0

         

Variations in administered special appropriations

       

Movement of funds for Photovoltaic Rebate Program

(1,772)

0

0

0

Movement of funds for Renewable Remote Power Generation Program

0

(3,109)

0

0

 

Table 1.1 Summary of Measures Since the 2003-04 Budget
   

Output

Departmental Appropriations

   

Groups

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Measure

Outcome

Affected

       
     

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

             

Budget Estimates and Framework Review

1

1.2

108

108

108

108

 

Table 1.2 Outcomes and Output Groups
   

DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS

ADMINISTERED APPROP

   

Revised Total Price of Outputs

 

Variation to Price of Outputs

 

Revised

Outputs Approp

 

2003-04 Additional Estimate

 

Revised Admin Approp

 

2003-04 Additional Estimates

   

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

               

AUSTRALIAN GREENHOUSE OFFICE

107,157

365

107,157

125

14,337

 
               

Outcome 1 - Sub-Outcome

Australians working together to meet

the challenge of climate change

           
           

1.1

Leading the agenda

7,818

1

7,818

1

   

1.2

Taking early action

53,039

116

53,039

116

   

1.3

Promoting sustainable energy

*36,997

246

*36,997

6

14,337

 

1.4

Enhancing the Land

2,673

1

2,673

1

   

1.5

Staying on track

6,630

1

6,630

1

   

TOTAL SUB-OUTCOME

107,157

365

107,157

125

14,337

 
* The 2003-04 Budget and Revised Total Price of Outputs have been reduced to reflect the Section 32 transfer of $1.506m to the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER).

 

Table 1.3 Appropriation Bill (no. 3) 2003-2004
     

2003-2004

2003-2004

2003-2004

 

2002-2003

2003-2004

Revised

Additional

Reduced

 

Actual

Budget

Budget

Estimates

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS

         
           

Sub-Outcome

         

Australians working together to meet the challenge of climate change

29,144

(1) 3,106

3,231

125

0

           

TOTAL DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS

29,144

3,106

3,231

125

0

           
           

TOTAL APPROPRIATION BILL NO. 3

29,144

3,106

3,231

125

0

(1) The departmental outputs appropriation for the 2003-04 budget was originally $4,612. The reduction of $1.506m represents the transfer of appropriation to ORER.

 

Table 1.4 Staff Years – Average Staffing Level (ASL)
 

2003-04

2003-04

 
 

Budget

Revised

Variation

 

sy

sy

Sy

Sub-Outcome

     

Australians working together to meet the challenge of climate change

162.0

174.0

12.0

TOTAL

162.0

174.0

12.0

 

Table 1.5 Changes to Net Annotated Appropriation (Section 31)
Receipts
 

Price of Outputs

Receipts

Receipts

 
 

Approp

Approp

from other

from other

Variation in

 

2003-04

2003-04

Sources

Sources

Non-Govt

 

(Budget)*

(Revised)*

(Budget)

(Revised)

Revenue

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Sub-Outcome

         

Australians working together to meet the challenge of climate change

108,298

107,157

0

0

0

TOTAL

108,298

107,157

0

0

0

Note: These columns (*) include Appropriation Bills 1 and 3 and Special Appropriations included in the Price of Departmental outputs.

 

Table 1.6 Revenue from Independent Sources
   
There has been no change to receipts from independent sources for the Australian Greenhouse Office since the 2003-04 Budget.
   

 

Table 1.7 Estimates of Expenses from Special Appropriations
   

2003-2004

2003-2004

 

Outcome

Budget

Revised

 

affected

Estimate

Estimate

   

$'000

$'000

       

Appropriation (Supplementary Measures)
Act (No. 2) 1999

1

119,795

118,263

       

TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSE

 

119,795

118,263

 

Table 1.8 - Estimated Special Account Flows
There are no special accounts for the Australian Greenhouse Office in 2003-04.