Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2015-16
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D e p t. o f C o r p o r a t e a n D in f o r m a t io n se r v iC e s 106 Department of Corporate anD InformatIon ServICeS | AnnuAl RepoRt 2015-16 Judgments and estimates that have significant effects on the financial statements are disclosed in the relevant notes to the financial statements. Notes that include significant judgments and estimates are: Employee Benefits Note 2(v) and Note 12: Non-current liabilities in respect of employee benefits are measured as the present value of estimated future cash outflows based on the appropriate government bond rate, estimates of future salary and wage levels and employee periods of service. Property, Plant and Equipment Note 2(q): The fair value of land, building, infrastructure and property, plant and equipment are determined on significant assumptions of the exit price and risks in the prospective market participant, using the best information available. Contingent Liabilities Note 18: The present value of material quantifiable contingent liabilities are calculated using a discount rate based on the published 10-year government bond rate. Allowance for Impairment Losses Note 2(o), Note 7: Receivables and Note 16: Financial Instruments. The allowance represents debts that are likely to be uncollectible and are considered doubtful. Debtors are grouped according to their aging profile and history of previous financial difficulties. Depreciation and Amortisation Note 2(l), Note 8: Property, Plant and Equipment, and Note 10. i) Goods and Services Tax (GST) Income, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST incurred on a purchase of goods and services is not recoverable from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). In these circumstances the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense. Receivables and payables are stated with the amount of GST included. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO is included as part of receivables or payables in the Balance Sheet. Cash flows are included in the Cash Flow Statement on a gross basis. The GST components of cash flows arising from investing and financing activities, which are recoverable from, or payable to, the ATO are classified as operating cash flows. Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable or payable unless otherwise specified. j) Income Recognition Income encompasses both revenue and gains. Income is recognised at the fair value of the consideration received, exclusive of the amount of GST. Exchanges of goods or services of the same nature and value without any cash consideration being exchanged are not recognised as income. Grants and Other Contributions Grants, donations, gifts and other non-reciprocal contributions are recognised as revenue when the agency obtains control over the assets comprising the contributions. Control is normally obtained upon receipt. Contributions are recognised at their fair value. Contributions of services are only recognised when a fair value can be reliably determined and the services would be purchased if not donated. Appropriation Output appropriation is the operating payment to each agency for the outputs they provide and is calculated as the net cost of agency outputs after taking into account funding from agency income. It does not include any allowance for major non-cash costs such as depreciation. Commonwealth appropriation follows from the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations, resulting in Specific Purpose Payments (SPPs) and National Partnership (NP)
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