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Portfolio Budget Statements 2003-2004

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Budget Initiatives and Explanations of Appropriations 2003-2004
Budget Related Paper No. 1.7
Commonwealth of Australia 2003
ISSN 1448 - 1219 (Online), 1448 - 1200 (Print)

Part C - Agency Budget Statements (continued)
Australian Greenhouse Office

Section 1 - Overview, Appropriations and Budget Measures

OVERVIEW

The Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) is the lead Commonwealth agency on greenhouse issues. It is responsible for promoting a whole of government position on greenhouse issues to the broader domestic and international community. Its integrated, balanced approach will facilitate the realisation of both economic and environmental benefits for Australia from the opportunities arising from greenhouse response actions.

The AGO has a focus on consultation with stakeholders, both government and non-government. Its aim is to ensure that Australia's national interests are promoted; that jobs and industry are protected; and that Australia plays its part in the world effort needed to reduce greenhouse emissions.

A new statutory agency, the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER), which commenced operations on 12 February 2001, is included under the Australian Greenhouse Office. The ORER is expected to become a prescribed agency from 1 July 2003 and will report independently from that date.

APPROPRIATIONS AND RESOURCING

The total appropriation for the AGO in 2003-2004 is $124.407 million. This includes Special Appropriations of $119.795 million under the Appropriation (Supplementary Measures) Act (No. 2) 1999, for Measures for a Better Environment.

Table 1.1 on the following page shows the revenues for the AGO for 2003-2004.

TABLE 1.1 - APPROPRIATIONS AND OTHER REVENUE FOR 2003-2004 ($'000)
  DEPARTMENTAL PRICE OF OUTPUTS ADMINISTERED  
  Revenue from Government
(Appropriations)
    Revenue from Government (Appropriations)  
Revenue Total  
    Special   from other Price of   Special   Total
  Bill 1 Approp Total Sources (1) Outputs (2) Bill 2 Approp Total Approps
  A B C=A+B D E=C+D F G H=F+G I=C+H
Outcome 1                  
Sub-outcome                  
Australians working                  
together to meet the                  
challenge of climate                  
change 4,612 103,686 108,298 0 108,298 0 16,109 16,109 124,407
      100% #            
TOTAL 4,612 103,686 108,298 0 108,298 0 16,109 16,109 124,407
(1) Revenue from other sources includes other revenue from Government (resources free of charge) and revenue from other sources (for example, sales of goods and services). Refer Table 1.3 - Receipts from Independent Sources.

(2) Refer to Table 3.1 - Budgeted Departmental Statement of Financial Performance for application of agency revenue.

# Percentage figure indicates the percentage contribution of revenue from Government (departmental output appropriations) to the total price of outputs. The overall percentage for the Australian Greenhouse Office is 100%.

TABLE 1.2 - SUMMARY OF MEASURES CONTAINED IN THE 2003-04 BUDGET
There are no measures for the Australian Greenhouse Office in the 2003-04 Budget.

TABLE 1.3 - RECEIPTS FROM INDEPENDENT SOURCES
  2002-2003 2003-2004
  Estimated Estimated
  Revenue Revenue
  $'000 $'000
DEPARTMENTAL REVENUE    
     
Interest 419 0
     
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE 419 0

TABLE 1.4 - ESTIMATES OF EXPENSES FROM SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
    2002-2003 2003-2004
  Outcome Estimated Estimated
  affected Expense Expense
    $'000 $'000
       
Appropriation (Supplementary Measures)
Act (No. 2) 1999
1 64,191 119,795
       
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENSE   64,191 119,795

TABLE 1.5 - ESTIMATES OF SPECIAL ACCOUNT FLOWS AND BALANCES
There are no special accounts for the Australian Greenhouse Office in the 2003-04 Budget.

ADMINISTERED CAPITAL AND DEPARTMENTAL EQUITY INJECTIONS AND LOANS

The Australian Greenhouse Office has not been appropriated any administered capital for 2003-04 and will not receive any departmental equity injections or loans in 2003-04.