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February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly



February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly


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Northern Territory. Auditor-General's Office -- Periodicals; Finance, Public -- Northern Territory -- Accounting -- Periodicals; Northern Territory -- Appropriations and expenditures -- Periodicals

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106 Auditor-General for the Northern Territory February 2008 Report Government Printing Office cont The $186,000 (55%) decrease in the net surplus before income tax and dividends from the prior year is attributable to the larger decrease in revenue of $275,000 (4.2%) as compared to the relative decrease in expenses of $89,000 (1.4%). The most significant factors that contributed to the decrease in revenue and expenses were: $270,000 (4.3%) drop in sales of goods and services due to fewer printing jobs undertaken at GPO during the year as printing demand from the NT Government fell; $94,000 (4%) increase in employee expenses which is consistent with the 3% average wage rate increase and increase in number of employees from 37 employees as at 30 June 2006 to 38 employees as at 30 June 2007; $299,000 (8.5%) decrease in the purchase of goods and services. The 8.5% decrease is in line with the drop in revenue during the financial year; $69,000 (121%) increase in repairs and maintenance expenses which is attributable to the additional downtime in production machines this financial year; and $47,000 (20%) increase in depreciation and amortisation. The 20% increase in line with installation of $753,000 in new plant and equipment during the financial year.

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