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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission



Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

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0 8 7 n o rth e rn te rrito ry le g a l a id c o m m issio n a n n u a l re p o rt 2 0 2 0 /2 1 Fair value at 30 June 2021 Fair value at 30 June 2020 Valuation technique(s) Inputs used Description $$ $$ Freehold land 420,000 420,000 Market approach using recent observable market data for similar properties - Price per square metre; market borrowing rate Buildings 349,323 436,659 Capitalisation on an assumed income based on comparative properties - Price per square metre; market borrowing rate Plant and equipment 128,414 167,415 Depreciated replacement cost - Market buying / selling price - Useful lives of 5 years - Replacement cost based on comparable price of modern equivalents Leasehold improvements 9,988 22 Depreciated replacement cost - Useful lives of 2 to 6 years - Replacement cost based on comparable price of modern equivalents Right of use buildings and motor vehicles 7,297,366 8,258,923 Depreciated replacement cost - Market leasing price - Useful lives of 5 to 10 years The fair value of the Commissions owner occupied property as at 30 June 2021 has been determined and approved by the Board on the basis of an independent valuation obtained from Integrated Valuation Services dated 10 May 2017. Such valuations are performed on an open market, being the amounts for which the assets could be exchanged between a knowledgeable willing buyer and a knowledgeable willing seller in an arms length transaction at the valuation date. The Commission engages an independent valuer to undertake a valuation of the property at least every five years. The fair value measurement for the freehold land and building has been categorised as Level 2 fair value based on the valuation technique noted above. For those leasehold improvements and plant and equipment that are carried at cost, their cost approximates their fair market value. 21. Auditors Remuneration The auditor of the Commission is the Auditor-General for the Northern Territory. 20212021 2020 $$ $ Remuneration of the Auditor General for the Northern Territory, for: - auditing or reviewing the financial statements 17,00017,000 24,999 17,00017,000 24,999 22. Related Parties The following disclosures are for the Commissions key management personnel. Governing Board Key management personnel of the Commission are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of Commission. The Commissioners of the Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission during the financial year were: (i) Transactions with Commissioners During the year, grants of aid has been allocated to legal firms, including those in which Commissioners also hold executive positions. All applications for grants of aid are on an arms length basis and are assessed in accordance with the Commissions Guidelines. Name Position From To Duncan McConnel Chairperson 28/10/2019 Current Suzan Cox QC Commissioner ex officio ex officio Current Samantha Byrne Commissioner 01/07/2013 Current Ali Nur Commissioner 25/07/2016 Current Chrissy McConnell Staff Elected Commissioner 10/05/2017 Current Tessa Czislowski Commissioner 09/11/2018 Current Alecia Brimson Commissioner 01/11/2019 18/02/2021 Hugh Bond Commissioner 23/04/2021 Current

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