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					PORTFOLIO ADDITIONAL
ESTIMATES STATEMENTS
       2002-03




FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
  SERVICES PORTFOLIO
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PART A: USER GUIDE .................................................................................................. 1

       Purpose and Structure ............................................................................................3

       Styles and Conventions ...........................................................................................4

       Appropriation References.......................................................................................4

       Enquiries .................................................................................................................5

PART B: PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW ..................................................................................... 7

       Additional Estimates and Variations - Portfolio Level ............................................9

           Map 1: Structure of Portfolio Outcomes .........................................................10

PART C: DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES ........................................... 11

   SECTION 1: OVERVIEW, VARIATIONS AND MEASURES SINCE 2002–03 BUDGET ........................13

       Department Overview ..........................................................................................13

       Agencies of the Portfolio ......................................................................................13

           Table 1.1: FaCS Appropriations 2002–03 .........................................................15

           Map 2: FaCS Outcomes and Output Groups ....................................................16

       Additional Estimates and Variations to Outcomes ...............................................17

           Table 1.2: Summary of Measures Since the 2002–03 Budget..........................22

       Breakdown of Additional Estimates by Appropriation Bill ...................................24

           Table 1.3: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2002–03 ..................................................24

           Table 1.4: Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2002–03 ..................................................25

       Summary of Staffing Changes ...............................................................................26

           Table 1.5: Average Staffing Level (ASL) – Department of Family and Community

           Services ............................................................................................................26

       Variations to Revenue from Other Sources ..........................................................26

           Table 1.6: Changes to Net Annotated Appropriations (Section 31) Receipts ..26

       Summary of Agency Savings .................................................................................26


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       Table 1.7: Summary of Agency Savings ............................................................26

SECTION 2: REVISIONS TO OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS ..........................................................27

Outcome 1 – Stronger Families .................................................................................27

   Resources ..............................................................................................................27

   Measures ..............................................................................................................27

   Other Variations ...................................................................................................27

   Performance Information .....................................................................................28

       Map 2.1: Outcome 1 and Contributing Output Groups ...................................29

       Table 2.1.1: Detail of Total Resources for Outcome 1 .....................................30

       Table 2.1.2: Summary of Measures Since the 2002–03 Budget for Outcome 134

Outcome 2 – Stronger Communities.........................................................................35

   Resources ..............................................................................................................35

   Measures ..............................................................................................................35

   Other Variations ...................................................................................................35

   Performance Information .....................................................................................36

       Map 2.2: Outcome 2 and Contributing Output Groups ...................................37

       Table 2.2.1: Detail of Total Resources for Outcome 2 .....................................38

       Table 2.2.2: Summary of Measures Since the 2002–03 Budget for Outcome 240

Outcome 3 – Economic and Social Participation ......................................................41

   Resources ..............................................................................................................41

   Measures ..............................................................................................................41

   Other Variations ...................................................................................................42

   Performance Information .....................................................................................42

       Map 2.3: Outcome 3 and Contributing Output Groups ...................................43

       Table 2.3.1: Detail of Total Resources for Outcome 3 .....................................44

       Table 2.3.2: Summary of Measures Since the 2002–03 Budget for Outcome 347

SECTION 3: STATEMENT OF MEASURES SINCE THE 2002–03 BUDGET ...................................49


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   Statement of Post 2002–03 Budget Measures – FaCS .........................................49

       Ex-Gratia Payments for Victims and Family Members of Victims of the Bali

       Terrorist Attacks ...............................................................................................49

       Funding for the Red Cross Appeal for Victims of the Bali Terrorist Attacks.....51

       International Social Security Agreement with Belgium ...................................52

       Improved Flexibility for Family Assistance Payments ......................................53

       Commonwealth State Housing Agreement – Offer to States and Territories .54

       Increased Funding to the Third Commonwealth State Territory Disability

       Agreement ........................................................................................................55

       Extension of the Carer Payment .......................................................................56

       Family Law Legislation Amendment .................................................................57

       Recognising and Improving the Work Capacity of People with a Disability .....58

       Additional Personal Counselling Services for Drought-Affected Communities in

       Rural Regions ....................................................................................................59

   Statement of Delays and Variations to Previous Measures .................................60

       Family and Community Services Legislation Amendment (Special Benefit Activity

       Test) Bill 2002 ...................................................................................................60

       Revised Gifting Rules – Amendment to Previous Budget Measure .................61

   Statement of Other Portfolio Budget Measures Affecting FaCS ..........................62

       Increase in the Parent Migration Intake...........................................................62

       Exceptional Circumstances – Bourke and Brewarrina......................................63

SECTION 4: BUDGETED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS .................................................................65

   Overview ...............................................................................................................65

       Departmental Statements ................................................................................65

       Notes of Administered Activity ........................................................................66

       Table 4.1: Budgeted Departmental Statement of Financial Performance .......67

       Table 4.2: Budgeted Departmental Statement of Financial Position ...............68


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           Table 4.3: Budgeted Departmental Statement of Cash Flows .........................69

           Table 4.4: Departmental Capital Budget Statement ........................................70

           Table 4.5: Departmental Non-Financial Assets – Summary of Movements ....71

           Table 4.6: Note of Budgeted Administered Financial Performance.................72

           Table 4.7: Note of Budgeted Administered Financial Position.........................73

           Table 4.8: Note of Budgeted Administered Cash Flows ...................................74

           Table 4.9: Note of Administered Capital Budget ..............................................75

       Notes to the Financial Statements .......................................................................76

           Accounting Policies ...........................................................................................76

       Commentary – Financial Statements....................................................................76

   Appendix 1: Non-Appropriated Revenue ..................................................................79

           Table A1: FaCS Statement of Non-Appropriated Revenue ..............................79

   Appendix 2: Special Appropriations ..........................................................................80

           Table A2: FaCS Estimates of Expenses from Special Appropriations ...............80

PART D: CENTRELINK ................................................................................................ 83

   SECTION 1: OVERVIEW AND APPROPRIATIONS ....................................................................84

       Overview ...............................................................................................................84

       Appropriations ......................................................................................................84

           Table 1.2: Centrelink Summary of Equity Injections ........................................84

   SECTION 2: OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS .............................................................................85

       Outcomes and Output Groups..............................................................................85

       Centrelink Revenue...............................................................................................85

           Table 2.1: Total Revenue for Centrelink 2001–02 and 2002–03 ......................85

           Chart 2.1: Centrelink Summary of 2002–03 Revenue ......................................86

           Table 2.2: Centrelink Total Revenue for 2003–04 to 2005–06 (estimate) .......86

           Chart 2.2: Trends in Centrelink Total Revenue ................................................87

           Table 2.3: Summary of 2002–03 Additional Estimates Variations ...................87


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   SECTION 3: BUDGETED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS .................................................................90

           Table 3.1: Budgeted Departmental Statement of Financial Performance .......91

           Table 3.2: Budgeted Departmental Statement of Financial Position ...............92

           Table 3.3: Budgeted Departmental Statement of Cash Flows .........................93

           Table 3.4: Departmental Capital Budget Statement ........................................94

           Table 3.5: Departmental Non-Financial Assets – Summary of Movements ....95

       Notes to Financial Statements ..............................................................................96

ABBREVIATIONS ....................................................................................................... 97

GLOSSARY .............................................................................................................. 99

INDEX ................................................................................................................ 105




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PART A: USER GUIDE




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Purpose and Structure

The purpose of these Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) is to inform Senators,
Members and the public of the reasons for inclusion of proposed provisions in Appropriation
Bills (No. 3 and No. 4) 2002–03.

Information in the PAES is presented in four parts.

Part A: User Guide

The User Guide provides an introduction explaining the purpose of the PAES as well as
information in relation to the styles and conventions used.

Part B: Portfolio Overview

The Portfolio Overview provides a summary of additional appropriations being sought,
variations to estimated expenses under special appropriations, and an overview of the
structure of the portfolio.

Part C and D: Agency Additional Estimates Statements

These are statements for the agencies in the portfolio. Part C covers the Department of
Family and Community Services (the department or FaCS) and Part D covers Centrelink.
There is no statement for the Australian Institute of Family Studies, since no variations are
sought for that agency. Each statement contains the following sections.

      Section 1 – Department/Agency Overview

   An overview of the agency’s appropriations, staffing levels, outcomes and outputs, and a
   summary of measures and variations since the 2002–03 Budget.

      Section 2 – Revisions to Outcomes and Outputs

      Detailed information on variations to outcomes and outputs arising from Additional
      Estimates is provided in this section. Included is a detailed explanation of the
      additional funding sought through Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4), and revised
      performance information for the affected outputs. The information in this section is
      presented by outcome showing how it is proposed that funding be split across
      portfolio outcomes and outputs.

      Section 3 – Statement of Measures since the 2002–03 Budget

      A statement detailing each new measure and variations to previously announced
      measures since the 2002–03 Budget is included in this section.

      Section 4 – Budgeted Financial Statements

      Statements detailing revenues and expenses, a statement of assets and liabilities, cash
      flow statements, capital budget statements and a summary of movements in

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      non-financial assets are included in this section. The statements for FaCS, in Part C,
      includes the Child Support Agency (CSA), CRS Australia and the Social Security Appeals
      Tribunal (SSAT).

Glossaries are provided at the end of the document.

Styles and Conventions

Amounts in the tables in this document have been rounded to the nearest thousand dollars.
Figures in text are generally rounded to one decimal place. All totals are the rounded
additions of unrounded figures and, therefore, may not be the strict sum of the figures
presented in the tables or text.

For example, where the end-digit of a figure is less than five, the number would be rounded
down, but would be rounded up where the end-digit is greater than or equal to five.

The following notations have been used:

        -       nil
        na      not applicable (unless otherwise specified)
        $m      $ million
        $b      $ billion

Appropriation References

The financial information provided in these PAES mirror Appropriation Bills (No. 3 and No. 4)
2002–03. For example, departmental and administered annual appropriations, referred to in
the FaCS statements at Part C, are categorised in the Appropriation Bills under the headings
of “Outcome 1” (Stronger Families), “Outcome 2” (Stronger Communities) and “Outcome 3”
(Economic and Social Participation).

Special Appropriations are listed alphabetically in Appendix 2 of the Department of Family
and Community Services Additional Estimates Statements at Part C. These Appropriations
are also mapped against the FaCS Outcome and Output Group structures found in Tables
2.1.1, 2.2.1 and 2.3.1 respectively. The departmental and administered Bill No. 3 and Bill
No. 4 appropriations are reflected in Tables 1.3 and 1.4 respectively.

References to “Total Resources” include administered appropriation, departmental
appropriation, non-appropriated administered expenses and departmental revenue from
other (non-government) sources.

Centrelink is treated similarly within its agency additional estimates statements.




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Enquiries

Enquiries regarding this document may be directed to:

Gary Dunn

Assistant Secretary
Budget Development Branch
Department of Family and Community Services
PO Box 7788
Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610




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