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Monday, 25 June 2001
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Senator Cook asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 9 October 2000:

(1) For the financial year ended 30 June 2000, what was the total of monies expended by the department and each of its agencies on fuel purchased for motor vehicles which the department and its agencies are responsible for maintaining (please provide a breakdown by each month of the financial year).

(2) What has been the total amount of monies expended to date for the 2000-01 financial year on fuel for motor vehicles which the department and its agencies are responsible for maintaining (please provide a breakdown for each month up to and including September 2000).

(3) Has the department and its agencies budgeted for fuel bills; if so: (a) what is the budget for the current financial year; and (b) how much has been spent to date.

(4) How does this year's fuel expenditure budget compare to last year's fuel expenditure budget for the department and each of its agencies?

(5) How did the last financial year's fuel expenditure budget compare to the actual outcome for the financial year for the department and each of its agencies?

(6) (a) What is this financial year's fuel expenditure budget for both the department and each of its agencies; and (b) how much has been spent to date.


Senator Kemp (Assistant Treasurer) —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Department of Treasury

(1) Total expenditure on fuel for financial year ending 30 June 2000:

July $5,299.20

August $5,396.38

September $6,078.78

October $4,347.70

November $2,776.29

December $4,446.51

January $8,348.12

February $5,272.14

March $4,670.97

April $7,536.53

May $6,143.56

June $6,512.16

TOTAL $66,828.34

(2) Total expenditure on fuel for the 2000-01 financial year to the date of the question:

July $ 1,587.73

August $ 9,135.09

September $ 7,434.27

TOTAL $18,157.09

(3a) Treasury does not have a separate budget allocation for fuel costs. The amount allocated for fuel is included in the Departmental overall budget allocation for Executive (SES)Vehicles.

(3b) Refer to (2).

(4) N/A

(5) N/A

(6a) N/A

(6b) Refer to (2)

Royal Australian Mint

Total monies expended on fuel in 1999/2000

July $543.14

August $570.41

September $912.89

October $595.07

November $656.57

December $219.91

January $894.17

February $610.61

March $313.20

April $713.05

May $780.71

June $964.52

Total $7,774.25

(2) Total monies expended on fuel in 2000/01 to the date of the question:

July $ 239.02

August $1,242.94

September $ 855.69

Total $2,337.65

(3a) Yes - However, we budget for total motor vehicle costs inclusive of fuel. We have no agency need for separate fuel costs. Current year budget to September is $3,500

(3b) Current year actual to September is $2,337.65

(4) The total motor vehicle budget for this year is lower than last years budget by $10,000

(5) Last years total vehicle budget was $37,000 compared to an actual cost of $31,191

(6a) This years budget for total vehicle costs is $27,000

(6b) $2,337.65

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Total monies expended on fuel in 1999/2000 for leased vehicles $230,367.44

July $11,646.58

August $15,102.16

September $17,170.21

October $20,201.89

November $17,021.06

December $13,803.46

January $30,937.49

February $18,560.78

April $28,183.77

May $23,047.84

June $24,126.24

TOTAL $230,367.44

(2) Total monies expended on fuel 2000/2001 for leased vehicles to the date of the question:

July $ 4,785.87

August $27,353.50

September $24,647.65

TOTAL $56,787.02

(3a) The ABS does not budget for fuel usage specifically as this is incorporated in the Corporate Administration Budget. The ABS, as a client driven agency, monitors fuel usage at a cost centre and project level against historical usage. Budget estimates are incorporated in quotations for services to clients.

(3b) $56,787.02

(4) Expenditure to date for the same period is above last year's by approximately 22%.

(5) The ABS does not budget for fuel usage specifically as this is incorporated in the Corporate Administration Budget. The ABS, as a client driven agency, monitors fuel usage at a cost centre and project level against historical usage. Budget estimates are incorporated in quotations for services to clients

(6a) The ABS does not budget for fuel usage specifically as this is incorporated in the Corporate Administration Budget. The ABS, as a client driven agency, monitors fuel usage at a cost centre and project level against historical usage. Budget estimates are incorporated in quotations for services to clients

(6b) $56,787.02

Australian Taxation Office

(1) Total expenditure on fuel for financial year ending 30 June 2000:

July $ 75,588.75

August $ 86,353.86

September $ 85,170.76

October $ 83,379.49

November $ 92,796.23

December $ 89,293.79

January $ 77,137.66

February $155,398.84

March $232,942.64

April $211,454.25

May $287,107.47

June $265,240.78

Total $1,741,864.52

(2) Dasfleet are unable to supply these figures at this point in time due to system upgrades currently being introduced.

(3a) Yes. $3,594,696

(3b) See above, figures not currently available

(4) An increase of $146,183 per month for the last 5 months of the year ending 30 June 00 reflects a fleet increase of 1400 vehicles. This financial year we have factored in a further 600 vehicles at an average monthly cost of $69,129.

(5) The budget for fuel was $1.8 million and we came in slightly under on $1.741 million.

(6a) $3,594,696

(6b) These figures are currently unavailable

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

(1) Total monies expended on fuel in 1999/2000 financial year $528.54

July $ 0

August $ 0

September $ 0

October $ 0

November $ 0

December $ 44.46

January $ 0

February $ 60.72

March $ 48.03

April $ 73.69

May $135.67

June $165.97

TOTAL $528.54

Total monies expended on fuel to date for the 2000/01 financial year to the date of the question: $227.45

July $ 94.30

August $133.15

September $ 0

TOTAL $227.45

(3a) Yes, $2,000

(3b) $227.45

(4) N/A (Lease commenced in December 1999)

(5) N/A

(6a) $2,000

(6b) $227.45

Productivity Commission

Total monies expended on fuel in 1999/2000

July $3,539.67

August $2 ,913.11

September $3,632.49

October $2,798.61

November $2,592.16

December $3,839.48

January $3,395.44

February $3,484.54

March $5,575.65

April $3,565.13

May $3,698.04

June $3,620.25

TOTAL $41,654.57

(2) Total monies expended on fuel in 2000/01 to the date of the question:

July $3,962.12

August $3,993.84

September $2,999.89

TOTAL $10,955.85

(3a) Yes. $40,000.00

(3b) $10,955.85

(4) Budget 00/01 $40,000.00

Budget 99/00 $33,000.00

(5) Budget 99/00 = $33,000.00

Actual 99/00 = $ 41,654.57

(6a) $40,000.00

(6b) $10,955.85

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

(1) Total expenditure 1999-2000

July $4,251.82

August $4,600.71

September $5,026.58

October $4,003.65

November $3,236.38

December $2,586.11

January $8,523.84

February $4,599.45

March $2,211.49

April $7,047.71

May $5,861.74

June $6,212.78

TOTAL $58,162.26

Total expenditure 2000-2001 to the date of the question:

July $1,642.16

August $8,429.72

September $7,117.73

TOTAL $17,189.61

(3a) Yes. $60,000

(3b) $17,189.61

(4) Similar level to previous years expenditure.

(5) Did not have separate fuel budget in Financial Year 1999-2000. Fuel was included in Vehicle Expenses budget.

(6a) Budget for 2000-01 is $60,000

(6b) $17,189.61 has been expended YTD for 2000-01 financial year.

Australian Securities and Investment Commission

(1) Total monies expended on fuel in 1999/2000

July $ 7,316

August $ 9,013

September $10,150

October $ 7,192

November $ 6,389

December $ 5,759

January $14,894

February $ 9,682

March $ 5,878

April $13,580

May $10,591

June $11,220

TOTAL $111,664

(2) Total expenditure 2000-2001 to the date of the question:

July $ 2,696

August $14,170

September $11,537

TOTAL $28,404

(3a) ASIC does not have a specific corporate budget for fuel costs. These costs are budgeted for as part of the budget for Motor Vehicle expenses. Fuel expenses represent 0.07% of ASIC's total expenses budget.

(3b) Refer to (2)

(4) N/A.

(5) ASIC's Motor Vehicle expenditure for the financial year 1999/2000 was 6.7% over budget. The outcome cannot be accurately attributed to fuel costs.

(6a) N/A

(6b) From 1 July 2000 to 30 September 2000, ASIC's expenditure on fuel was $28,404.

Australian Office of Financial Management

(1) Total expenditure 1999-2000

July $195.46

August $111.97

September $188.63

October $226.14

November $142.47

December $184.51

January $197.59

February $181.99

March $202.60

April $248.95

May $174.39

June $226.55

TOTAL $2,281.25

(2) Total expenditure 2000-2001 to the date of the question:

July $233.23

August $220.12

September $ 53.02

TOTAL $506.37

(3a) The AOFM does not budget at this level; as a result the AOFM does not have an allocated budget specifically for fuel. Because of the small amount of funds spent on fuel, it is incorporated into the Agencies total vehicle costs.

(3b) N/A

(4) N/A

(5) N/A

(6a) N/A

(6b) $506.37

National Competition Council

(1) Nil

(2) Nil

(3) N/A

(4) N/A

(5) N/A

(6) Nil

Companies and Securities Advisory Committee

Fuel charges for 1999/2000

July $ 62.12

August $107.84

September $ 96.54

October $155.80

November $ 78.46

December $ 111.71

January $ 158.30

February $ 120.19

March $ 92.34

April $ 141.26

May $ 160.42

June $ 110.39

TOTAL $1,395.37

(2) Fuel charges for 2000/2001 to the date of the question - $326.39

July $ 38.16

August $178.85

September $109.38

TOTAL $326.39

(3a) Yes - the fuel budget for the current year is $2000.

(3b) $326.39 has been spent to date.

(4) The same as last year.

(5) Fairly close to the budgeted amount, though less fuel was consumed than the budgeted amount.

(6a) $2000

(6b) $326.39