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Tuesday, 24 June 2003
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Ms Macklin asked the Minister for Education, Science and Training, upon notice, on 13 May 2003:

Can he provide by institution and in 2001 dollars: (a) a table of university operating surpluses for the financial years ending 30 June 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and (b) an average of university operating surpluses for those years.


Dr Nelson (Minister for Education, Science and Training) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) and (b) Universities provide their annual financial information on a calendar year basis, therefore the figures provided are for the financial years ending on 31 December for 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. The answer to the honourable member's questions is at Attachment A.

Attachment A

Operating Result in 2001 Prices

For all Australian Universities

For the financial years ending on 31 December from 1996-2001

(a) Operating Result ($ 000) in 2001 Prices

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

Charles Sturt University

10,995

10,051

3,628

855

3,136

3,961

Macquarie University

4,176

2,398

-1,123

17,151

24,547

14,036

Southern Cross University

1,448

12,414

3,673

-1,730

4,048

69

University of New England

8,764

2,514

-1,140

-4,499

-5,067

2,356

University of New South Wales

39,491

41,496

29,549

4,065

42,818

28,621

University of Newcastle

12,412

14,618

17,641

9,189

-8,505

-5,654

University of Sydney

49,540

47,011

22,298

23,028

27,347

88,791

University of Technology, Sydney

3,303

15,163

16,636

20,456

26,911

11,103

University of Western Sydney

19,371

19,262

9,097

4,742

15,460

3,470

University of Wollongong

3,038

671

-752

10,128

4,318

3,707

Deakin University

18,807

25,026

22,643

28,161

9,478

15,347

La Trobe University

7,294

19,796

15,621

2,440

-499

-7,813

Monash University

26,084

36,365

24,752

24,126

26,063

21,282

RMIT

11,088

15,296

20,323

32,512

13,391

4,536

Swinburne University of Technology

6,392

6,476

2,439

-798

2,141

14,120

University of Ballarat

4,282

8,119

3,961

4,551

2,674

9,909

University of Melbourne

39,026

40,051

19,157

14,784

49,475

68,208

Victoria University of Technology

7,335

5,603

2,080

2,187

-871

9,171

Central Queensland University

9,567

5,414

2,277

15,148

12,229

17,128

Griffith University

28,271

32,863

18,343

17,006

440

11,511

James Cook University

6,273

1,236

7,745

15,377

18,066

18,453

Queensland University of Technology

9,663

20,388

23,487

8,692

17,623

11,126

University of Queensland

30,231

32,325

32,771

3,265

12,896

36,754

University of Southern Queensland

9,754

7,287

3,163

-1,864

-942

304

University of the Sunshine Coast

7,675

8,720

3,535

4,959

1,134

6,114

Curtin University of Technology

19,054

16,481

6,247

-8,470

-16,416

907

Edith Cowan University

9,699

3,656

5,967

1,830

-5,304

14,882

Murdoch University

15,820

16,184

11,854

3,020

-6,529

688

University of Notre Dame

-

-

-

-

243

242

University of Western Australia

43,971

40,331

32,863

18,060

25,775

20,263

Flinders University

11,380

10,937

-1,460

2,619

6,408

7,523

University of Adelaide

18,725

16,640

5,547

3,532

1,759

-6,365

University of South Australia

636

9,828

10,237

874

1,628

5,231

Australian Maritime College

-1,195

-854

-432

-1,053

-1,997

-2,012

University of Tasmania

11,932

22,359

14,422

5,413

-1,176

-4,842

Batchelor Institute

2,186

1,429

-414

4,374

1,904

1,317

Northern Territory University

2,391

4,718

6,247

-477

5,236

10,724

Australian National University

-1,108

18,411

8,641

7,333

9,165

25,830

University of Canberra

-1,721

1,784

1,481

2,425

3,306

1,959

Australian Catholic University

3,242

3,212

3,845

5,288

5,262

1,018

Sector

509,290

595,682

406,849

298,700

327,576

463,975

(b) Average surplus per university

13,059

15,274

10,432

7,659

8,189

11,599

NOTE: * Only higher education sector information has been included.

* The University of Notre Dame has not been included in the calculation of average surplus for the years 1996-1999.