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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2004–2005

Environment and Heritage Portfolio
Explanation of Additional Estimates 2004–2005
Commonwealth of Australia 2005
ISSN 1448 – 9058 (Online)

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Part C - Agency Budget Statements (continued)
Bureau of Meteorology

Section 1 - Agency Overview

There have been no changes to the role or structure of the Bureau of Meteorology since the 2004-05 Portfolio Budget Statements.

ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES AND VARIATIONS TO OUTCOMES

ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS

The Bureau of Meteorology is seeking a net increase of $0.308m in departmental outputs appropriation. The increase relates to the following items:

The Bureau of Meteorology will also receive a departmental equity injection through Appropriation Bill (No.4) 2004-05 of $0.300m representing funds for replacement of assets for the National Tidal Centre. This funding will be fully offset through contributions from portfolios and agencies which benefit from the National Tidal Centre’s services.

Further details of these variations are provided in Section 2.

MEASURES SINCE THE 2004-05 BUDGET
National Tidal Centre - additional funding
  2004–05
$' 000
2005–06
$' 000
2006–07
$' 000
2007–08
$' 000
Bureau of Meteorology
762 762 762 412
Australian-United States Free Trade Agreement
  2004–05
$' 000
2005–06
$' 000
2006–07
$' 000
2007–08
$' 000
Bureau of Meteorology
128 0 0 0
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES VARIATIONS
Additional Estimates and Variations - Measures
  2004–05
($'000)
2005–06
($'000)
2006–07
($'000)
2007–08
($'000)
Outcome 1
       
Variations in departmental appropriations
       
National Tidal Centre *
462 462 462 412
Australian-United States Free Trade Agreement
128      
Measures in departmental appropriations for Outcome 1 Appropriation Bill 3
590 462 462 412
Equity Injections – National Tidal Centre
300 300 300 0
Measures in departmental appropriations for Outcome 1 Appropriation Bill 4
300 300 300 0
TOTAL VARIATIONS MEASURES FOR OUTCOME 1 (a)
890 762 762 412

* Appropriations for the Bureau have increased for this measure, however the National Tidal Centre is a cross portfolio measure with no fiscal impact across the Commonwealth as it is fully offset through contributions from portfolios and agencies which benefit from the National Tidal Centre's services (Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Attorney-General's, Defence, Education, Science and Training, Environment and Heritage, Industry, Tourism and Resources, Transport and Regional Services)

OTHER VARIATIONS TO APPROPRIATIONS
Additional Estimates and Variations - Other Variations to Appropriations
  2004–05
($'000)
2005–06
($'000)
2006–07
($'000)
2007–08
($'000)
Outcome 1
       
Variations in departmental appropriations
       
Comcover Premium Supplementation Clawback
(282)      
Indexation
  888 1,214 1,472
Updated estimates of depreciation expense
  1,427 1,585 1,226
Other Variations in departmental appropriations for Outcome 1 Appropriation Bill 3
(282) 2,315 2,799 2,698
TOTAL OTHER VARIATIONS FOR OUTCOME 1 (b)
(282) 2,315 2,799 2,698
TOTAL VARIATIONS (a + b)
608 3,077 3,561 3,110
OUTCOME AND OUTPUT GROUPS FOR THE AGENCY
Outcome and output groups for the agency
 
DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS
Revised Total
Price of Outputs
$'000
Variation
to Price of Outputs
$'000
Revised
Outputs Approp
$'000
2004–05
Additional Estimate
$'000
BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
207,997 2,713 190,755 308
Outcome 1  –  Australia benefits from meteorological and related science and services
       
1.1
Meteorological and Related Data
118,881 174 116,509 (95)
1.2
Meteorological and Related Research
10,997 1,890 10,058 (6)
1.3
Meteorological and Related Services and Products
75,570 674 61,639 411
1.4
International Meteorological Activities
2,549 (25) 2,549 (2)
TOTAL OUTCOME
207,997 2,713 190,755 308
Table 1.1    Summary of measures since the 2004–05 budget
Measure
Outcome Output
Groups
Affected
Departmental Appropriations
2004–05
$'000
2005–06
$'000
2006–07
$'000
2007–08
$'000
National Tidal Centre *
1 1.3 762 762 762 412
Australian-United States Free Trade Agreement
1 All 128 0 0 0

*  Appropriations for the Bureau have increased for this measure through Appropriations Bills 3 and 4.  The National Tidal Centre is a cross-portfolio measure with no fiscal impact across the Commonwealth as it is fully offset through contributions from portfolios and agencies which benefit from the National Tidal Centre’s services (Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Attorney-General’s, Defence, Education, Science and Training, Environment and Heritage, Education, Science and Training, Industry, Tourism and Resources, Transport and Regional Services)

Table 1.2   Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2004–05
  2003–04
Available
$'000
2004–05
Budget
$'000
2004–05
Revised
$'000
2004–05
Additional
Estimates
$'000
2004–05
Reduced
Estimate
$'000
DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS
         
Outcome 1  –  Australia benefits from
meteorological and related science and services
197,664 190,447 190,755 308 0
TOTAL DEPARTMENTAL OUTPUTS
197,664 190,447 190,755 308 0
TOTAL APPROPRIATION BILL NO. 3
197,664 190,447 190,755 308 0
Table 1.3   Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2004–05
  2003–04
Available
2004–05
Budget
$'000
2004–05
Revised
Budget
$'000
2004–05
Additional
Estimates
$'000
2004–05
Reduced
Estimate
$'000
SPECIFIC PAYMENTS TO THE STATES AND TERRITORIES
         
Outcome 1  –  Australia benefits from
Meteorological and related science and services
         
TOTAL
0 0 0 0 0
Non-Operating
         
Equity injections
6,300 9,100 9,400 300 0
TOTAL CAPITAL
6,300 9,100 9,400 300 0
TOTAL APPROPRIATION BILL NO. 4
6,300 9,100 9,400 300 0
Table 1.4   Staff years – Average Staffing Level (ASL)
  2004–05
Budget
sy
2004–05
Revised
sy
Variation
sy
Outcome 1  –  Australia benefits from
meteorological and related science and services
1,401.0 1,413.0 12.0
TOTAL 1,401.0 1,413.0 12.0
SUMMARY OF AGENCY SAVINGS 2004-05

There are no savings for the Bureau of Meteorology in 2004-05.

VARIATIONS TO REVENUE FROM OTHER SOURCES THROUGH NET ANNOTATED (SECTION 31) RECEIPTS
Table 1.5   Changes to net annotated appropriations (Section 31) Receipts
  Price of outputs Receipts
from Independent
Sources
(Budget)
$'000
Receipts
from Independent
Sources
(Revised)
$'000
Variation
in Non-Govt
Revenue
$'000
Approp
2004–05
(Budget)
$'000
Approp
2004–05
(Revised)
$'000
Outcome 1  –  Australia benefits from meteorological and related science and services
190,447 190,755 14,837 17,242 2,405
TOTAL
190,447 190,755 14,837 17,242 2,405
Table 1.6   Revenue from independent sources
  2004–05
Budget
Estimate
$'000
2004–05
Revised
Estimate
$'000
DEPARTMENTAL REVENUE
   
Receipts from Other Sources
14,837 17,242
Total non-appropriation departmental revenue
14,837 17,242
ADMINISTERED REVENUE
   
Meteorological Services – Recoveries
16,100 16,100
Total non-appropriation administered revenue
16,100 16,100
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE
30,937 33,342
Table 1.7   Estimates of expenses from Special Appropriations
There are no special appropriations for the Bureau of Meteorology in 2004-05.
Table 1.8   Estimates of Special Account Flows and Balances
There are no special accounts for the Bureau of Meteorology in 2004-05.

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