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Thursday, 4 February 2010
Page: 616


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Deregulation, upon notice, on 23 November 2009:

For the 2008-09 financial year, what is the department’s top 5 program:

(a) overspends and their costs; and (b) underspends and their costs.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Minister for Finance and Deregulation has supplied the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

In response to your question, my Department has provided data from the 2008-09 financial year.

Finance had four defined programs in 2008-09:

  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Ministerial and Parliamentary Services
  • Property and Construction
  • Superannuation

A full breakdown of each program budget, actual and overspend/underspend is as follows:

2008-09 $000’s

Program

Actual

Budget

Variance ($)

Variance (%)

Insurance and Risk Management

183,909

151,713

32,196

21.2%

Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

337,183

332,869

4,314

1.3%

Property Management

204,577*

54,407

150,170

276.0%

Superannuation

5,317,170

5,316,932

238

0.0%

* Includes unrealised investment property revaluation decrement of $143.4m.