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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)
Bureau of Meteorology

Section 1 - Additional Estimates Statements

Agency Overview

There have been no changes to the role or structure of the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology since the 2003-04 Portfolio Budget Statements.

Additional Estimates and Variations to Outcome - Agency Level

The Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology is seeking an increase of $5.234m in departmental outputs appropriation. The increase relates to the following items:

Further details of these variations are provided in Section 2.

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 Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology.

Other Variations to Appropriations

Additional Estimates and Variations – Other Variations to Appropriations

         

 

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

 

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

($'000)

Outcome 1

       

Variations in administered appropriations

0

0

0

0

         

Variations in departmental appropriations

       

Indexation

 

(563)

(1,146)

(1,602)

COMCOVER Supplementation

503

     

Capital Use Funding Adjustment

123

     

Appropriation Advance

 4,500

 (4,500)

 

 

 

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

1.1

108

108

108

108

 

Table 1.2 Outcomes and Output Groups
   

DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS

   

 

Revised Total Price of Outputs

 

Variation to Price of Outputs

 

Revised Outputs Approp

 

2003-04 Additional Estimate

   

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

           

BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY

213,463

5,559

197,664

5,234

           

Outcome 1 -

Australia benefits from meteorological and

Related science and services

       
       

1.1

Meteorological and Related Data and Products

129,659

3,489

128,542

3,146

1.2

Meteorological and Related Research

10,082

290

8,695

292

1.3

Meteorological and Related Services

71,050

1,736

57,755

1,752

1.4

International Meteorological Activities

2,672

44

2,672

44

TOTAL OUTCOME

213,463

5,559

197,664

5,234

 

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

         
           

Outcome 1

         

Australia benefits from meteorological and related science and services

163,431

192,430

197,664

5,234

0

           

TOTAL DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS

163,431

192,430

197,664

5,234

0

           

TOTAL APPROPRIATION BILL NO. 3

163,431

192,430

197,664

5,234

0

* Actual figures for 2002-03 are for the period 12 September 2002 to 30 June 2003 as the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology became a prescribed agency under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 on 12 September 2002. Prior to becoming a Prescribed Agency, the Bureau reported as Outcome 2 under the Department of the Environment and Heritage.

 

Table 1.4 Staff Years – Average Staffing Level (ASL)
 

2003-04

2003-04

 
 

Budget

Revised

Variation

 

sy

sy

sy

Outcome 1

     

Australia benefits from meteorological and related science and services

1,440.0

1,441.0

1.0

       

TOTAL

1,440.0

1,441.0

1.0

 

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

           

Outcome 1

         

Australia benefits from meteorological and related science and services

192,430

197,664

15,474

15,799

325

TOTAL

192,430

197,664

15,474

15,799

325

Note: These columns (*) include Appropriation Bills 1 and 3 and Special Appropriations included in the Departmental Price of Outputs. The increased revenue in 2003-04 represents revenue recognised from the sale of assets.

 

Table 1.6 Revenue From Independent Sources
 

2003-2004

2003-2004

 

Budget

Revised

 

Estimate

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENTAL REVENUES

   

Receipts from Other Sources

15,474

15,799

Total non-appropriation departmental revenue

15,474

15,799

     

ADMINISTERED REVENUES

   

Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology – Miscellaneous Revenue

10

10

Meteorological Services Recoverable

15,880

15,880

Total non-appropriation administered revenue

15,890

15,890

     

TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE

31,364

31,689

 

Table 1.7 - Estimates of Expenses from Special Appropriations
There are no special appropriations for the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology in 2003-04.

 

Table 1.8 - Estimated Special Account Flows
There are no special accounts for the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology in 2003-04