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Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly



Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly

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DLA Annual Report 2016-17 Page 21 Financial Statement Overview For the Year Ended 30 June 2017 OVERVIEW The 2016-17 financial statements and notes for the Department of the Legislative Assembly have been prepared on an accrual basis in accordance with the Northern Territory Financial Management Framework and the Australian Accounting Standards. The Departments financial performance in 2016-17 and comparatives for 2015-16 are reported in four financial statements: the Comprehensive Operating Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Changes in Equity and Cash Flow Statement. Comprehensive Operating Statement The comprehensive operating statement provides information on the financial performance of the Department for the financial year. 201617 $000 201516 $000 Variation $000 Operating Income 28,408 25,983 2,425 Operating Expenses 31,433 29,046 2,387 Net Operating Surplus/(Deficit) 25,821 (13,110) 38,931 (3,025) (3,063) 38 Other Comprehensive Income 28,884 28,884 Comprehensive Surplus/(Deficit) (3,025) 25,821 22,796 For the year ended 30 June 2017, the Department reported a net operating deficit of $3.025 million. The operational deficit for the year was largely attributed to $3.549 million in depreciation being non-cash in nature and unfunded expenditure under the annual appropriation, offset by the under expenditure of $0.496 million against the Repairs and Maintenance budget. The Departments total income in 2016-17 was $28.408 million, an increase of $2.425 million primarily due to increased Output Appropriation resulting from increased of Members entitlements following the annual review of the Remuneration Tribunal Determination and resettlement allowance payment for Members of the Legislative Assembly and termination payments for Electorate Officers following the August 2017 General Election. The Department also recognises notional revenue of $2.34 million for goods and services received free of charge, which includes Information Technology, Procurement and Payroll. This income is offset by notional expenditure to the same value. Expenditure of $31.433 million in 2016-17 is $2.387 million higher than the 2015-16 expenditure predominantly due to a $1.9 million increase in entitlements and salaries for Members of the Legislative Assembly and a $0.6 million increase in repair and maintenance expense.