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Thursday, 24 November 2011
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Immigration and Citizenship: Outcome and Program Structure

(Question No. 550)


Mr Morrison asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in writing, on 23 August 2011:

(1) In respect of his department's outcome and program structure in 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, how many programs exist(ed) under each outcome of his department.

(2) In the same period, what (a) sum was/is allocated to, (b) number of staff were/are in, and (c) regulations relate(d) to, each program in part (1).

(3) In the same period, for each outcome and program, what sum was/is allocated to (a) advertising, (b) travel (including the breakdown of domestic and international business and economy classes), (c) hospitality and entertainment, (d) information and communication technology, (e) contractors and consultants, (f) education and training of staff, (g) external (i) accounting, (ii) auditing, and (iii) legal, services, and (h) membership grants paid to affiliate organisations.


Mr Bowen: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The Department's outcome and program structure for 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, as reported in the Portfolio Budget Statements for the Immigration and Citizenship Portfolio, has not changed across the financial years and is as follows:

Outcome 1 - 1 program

Outcome 2 - 1 program

Outcome 3 - 1 program

Outcome 4 - 4 programs

Outcome 5 - 1 program

Outcome 6 - 1 program

For further information on the Department's outcome and program structure, please refer to the Immigration and Citizenship Portfolio's 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements.

(2) (a) and (b) The 2009-10 and 2010-11 expenses are the actual departmental expenses incurred and are reported in the Department's annual financial statements. The

2009-10 and 2010-11 average staffing levels are the actual staffing levels for those years. Both the expenses and average staffing levels are published in the Department's annual report. For 2011-12, the estimated expenses and average staffing levels are as reported in the Immigration and Citizenship Portfolio's 2011-12 Portfolio Budget Statements.

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

 

Actual

Actual

Budget

Actual

Actual

Budget

 

Expense



$'000

Expense



$'000

Expense



$'000

Average Staffing Level

Average Staffing Level

Average Staffing Level

Program 1.1: Visa and Migration

540,096

551,309

539,823

3,760

3,698

3,685

Program 2.1: Refugee and Humanitarian Assistance

82,309

68,453

72,224

474

481

432

Program 3.1: Border Management

182,576

153,741

150,485

827

779

758

Program 4.1: Visa Compliance and Status Resolution

131,124

143,958

117,101

876

999

1,198

Program 4.2: Onshore

Detention Network

36,119

29,403

26,267

140

140

168

Program 4.3: Offshore

Asylum Seeker Management

81,310

202,908

233,253

257

888

1,065

Program 4.4: Foreign Fishers

5,416

2,147

2,744

18

11

14

Program 5.1: Settlement Services for Migrants and Refugees

102,390

71,763

106,092

440

399

400

Program 6.1: Multicultural

and Citizenship Services

80,977

71,387

78,039

549

489

472

Total

1,242,318

1,295,069

1,326,028

7,341

7,884

8,191

 

 

        2009-10

 

Advert - ising

Travel

Dom - estic

Travel

Interna - tional

Hospitality

and

Entertain - ment

Informa tion

and

Communi - cation

Technology

Contrac - tors a nd

Consul - tants

Educa - t i on

and

Train -

in
g of

Staff

Audit -i ng

Legal

Member - ship Grants to

Affiliate

Organisa - tions

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Program 1.1: Visa and Migration

221

4,238

4,376

67

61,773

49,841

2,514

753

6,342

0

Program 2.1: Refugee and Humanitarian Assistance

99

577

746

14

8,006

4,817

344

167

7,179

0

Program 3.1: Border Management

47

1,486

1,769

21

24,726

19,298

942

191

1,721

0

Program 4.1: Visa Compliance and Status Resolution

40

4,204

973

11

10,480

8,037

1,488

152

1,822

0

Program 4.2: Onshore Detention Network

7

844

35

9

1,495

5,994

332

154

681

0

Program 4.3: Offshore Asylum Seeker Management

10

8,873

1,164

28

5,415

3,015

283

99

186

0

Program 4.4: Foreign Fishers

1

153

(14)

1

136

193

45

79

24

0

Program 5.1: Settlement Services for Migrants and Refugees

125

679

250

7

15,021

26,652

468

594

1,132

0

Program 6.1: Multicultural and Citizenship Services

984

768

234

7

9,510

5,996

401

212

771

0

Total

1,534

21,821

9,532

165

136,561

123,842

6,817

2,400

19,858

0

 

2010-11

 

Advert - ising

Travel

Dom - estic

Travel

Interna - tional

Hospitality

and


Entertain - ment

Informa tion

and

Communi-cation


Technology

Contrac -tors and

Consul - tants

Educa-tion

and

Train -

ing of


Staff

Audit-i ng

Legal

Member-ship Grants to

Affiliate

Organisa - tions

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Program 1.1: Visa and Migration

512

4,093

4,835

43

62,632

62,619

3,203

307

10,428

0

Program 2.1: Refugee and Humanitarian Assistance

107

523

933

7

7,406

3,508

282

38

1,277

0

Program 3.1: Border Management

100

1,277

2,871

19

12,595

23,459

420

63

2,090

0

Program 4.1: Visa Compliance and Status Resolution

153

2,894

3,091

11

13,461

6,126

862

121

1,405

0

Program 4.2: Onshore Detention Network

4

740

87

(1)

4,052

4,329

187

381

611

0

Program 4.3: Offshore Asylum Seeker Management

102

18,239

3,035

28

13,400

38,713

1,146

427

989

0

Program 4.4: Foreign Fishers

0

58

6

0

267

200

11

2

4

0

Program 5.1: Settlement Services for Migrants and Refugees

210

498

181

3

8,829

14,596

269

(13)

1,676

0

Program 6.1: Multicultural and Citizenship Services

724

790

297

6

8,426

3,343

192

45

1,494

0

Total

1,912

29,113

15,333

115

131,067

156,895

6,571

1,370

19,974

0

 

 

In reviewing the financial information provided in the above tables in response to question 3 (a) to (h), the following notes need to be considered:

The negative expense amounts reported against some programs are due to minor prior year accounting adjustments. Depending on the nature of the adjustment and if the adjustment crosses two financial years, this can result in a negative balance against an expense account;

The expenses reported in relation to travel include airfares, accommodation and allowances. The airfares were not able to be disaggregated into economy and business class. According to the DIAC travel policy, most international travel is business class and most domestic travel is economy class;

No accounting services were able to be specifically identified through the Department’s general ledger accounts and the Department is reporting auditing and legal services expenses only; and

No membership grants to affiliate organisations were identified from departmental funding. DIAC does make a small number of contributions to organisations such as the International Organisation for Migration through Administered funding.

For 2011-12, the internal budget is not allocated at the disaggregated level sought and therefore estimates cannot be provided.