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Budget Paper No.2 Fiscal and Economic Outlook 2008-2009

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Title

Budget Paper No.2 Fiscal and Economic Outlook 2008-2009

Other title

Tabled paper 1293

Collection

Tabled papers for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2008-05-06

Description

Tabled By Delia Lawrie

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/283912

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/410393

Page content

9 Fiscal Position and Outlook This chapter presents the updated financial projections for 2007-08 through to 2011-12, and an explanation of changes since the May 2007 Budget. It also includes the identification of possible risks to the Territorys Budget and Forward Estimates and the Territorys contingent liabilities, as required by the Fiscal Integrity and Transparency Act (FITA). The key fiscal aggregates for the Territory are presented in Table 2.1. 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Estimate Budget Forward Estimates $M $M $M $M $M GENERAL GOVERNMENT Operating Statement Revenue 3 678 3 778 3 942 4 062 4 203 Expenses 3 596 3 667 3 767 3 893 4 040 Net Operating Balance 81 111 174 170 163 Net acquisition of non financial assets 148 192 221 200 158 Fiscal Balance - 67 - 81 - 47 - 31 6 Cashflow Statement Operating receipts 3 667 3 784 3 931 4 058 4 187 Operating payments 3 314 3 399 3 502 3 632 3 787 Net capital payments 295 375 408 389 349 Assets acquired under finance leases 33 Contribution for infrastructure/ superannuation 20 Cash Surplus 5 9 21 37 50 NON FINANCIAL PUBLIC SECTOR Balance Sheet Assets 8 226 8 581 8 950 9 339 9 673 Liabilities 5 491 5 635 5 761 5 913 6 003 Net Worth 2 735 2 946 3 189 3 426 3 671 Net Debt 1 477 1 578 1 637 1 687 1 676 Net Debt + Employee Liabilities 4 203 4 382 4 510 4 623 4 663 Source: Northern Territory Treasury During 2007-08, the Territorys fiscal position in all years has improved significantly. This is primarily due to increased revenue in 2007-08 and estimated for future years with an increasing share of these additional revenues being allocated to capital rather than operating initiatives. Consistent with this, as shown in Table 2.1, the net operating balance is significantly in surplus in all years. By comparison, the fiscal balance, which adjusts the operating balance by the net investment in capital spending, remains in deficit through much of the forward estimates but is expected to improve to a net surplus of $6 million by 2011-12. In line with the estimates in the 2007-08 Budget, the fiscal balance deficit is greatest in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Chapter 2 Table 2.1: Key Fiscal Aggregates Fiscal Outlook


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