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Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory Electoral Commission



Annual Report 2010-2011 Northern Territory Electoral Commission

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NORTHERN TERRITORY ELECTORAL COMMISSION NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS For the year ended 30 June 2011 42 Treasury to state treasuries, in a manner similar to arrangements for GST payments. These payments are received by Treasury on behalf of the Central Holding Authority and then on-passed to the relevant agencies as Commonwealth Appropriation. Revenue in respect of Appropriations is recognised in the period in which the Agency gains control of the funds. Sale of Goods Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised (net of returns, discounts and allowances) when: the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have transferred to the buyer; the Agency retains neither continuing managerial involvement to the degree usually associated with ownership nor effective control over the goods sold; the amount of revenue can be reliably measured; it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the Agency; and the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably. Rendering of Services Revenue from rendering services is recognised by reference to the stage of completion of the contract. The revenue is recognised when: the amount of revenue, stage of completion and transaction costs incurred can be reliably measured; and it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the entity. Interest Revenue Interest revenue is recognised as it accrues, taking into account the effective yield on the financial asset. Goods and Services Received Free of Charge Goods and services received free of charge are recognised as revenue when a fair value can be reliably determined and the resource would have been purchased if it had not been donated. Use of the resource is recognised as an expense. Disposal of Assets A gain or loss on disposal of assets is included as a gain or loss on the date control of the asset passes to the buyer, usually when an unconditional contract of sale is signed. The gain or loss on disposal is calculated as the difference between the carrying amount of the asset at the time of disposal and the net proceeds on disposal. Refer also to note 5. Contributions of Assets Contributions of assets and contributions to assist in the acquisition of assets, being non-reciprocal transfers, are recognised, unless otherwise determined by Government, as gains when the Agency obtains control of the asset or contribution. Contributions are recognised at the fair value received or receivable. j) Repairs and Maintenance Expense Funding is received for repairs and maintenance works associated with Agency assets as part of Output Revenue. Costs associated with repairs and maintenance works on Agency assets are expensed as incurred. k) Depreciation and Amortisation Expense Items of property, plant and equipment, including buildings but excluding land, have limited useful lives and are depreciated or amortised using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives. Amortisation applies in relation to intangible non-current assets with limited useful lives and is calculated and accounted for in a similar manner to depreciation. Assets are depreciated or amortised from the date of acquisition or from the time an asset is completed and held ready for use. l) Interest Expense Interest expenses include interest and finance lease charges. Interest expenses are expensed in the period in which they are incurred. m) Cash and Deposits For the purposes of the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement, cash includes cash on hand, cash at bank and cash equivalents. Cash equivalents are highly liquid short-term investments that are readily convertible to cash. Cash