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Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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Treasury: Program Funding

(Question No. 1200)


Senator Cormann asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 13 September 2011:

(1) What was the total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training for each of the following:

(a) The Department of the Treasury;

(b) Australian Bureau of Statistics;

(c) Australian Competition and Consumer Commission;

(d) Australian Office of Financial Management;

(e) Australian Prudential Regulation Authority;

(f) Australian Securities and Investments Commission;

(g) Australian Taxation Office;

(h) Commonwealth Grants Commission;

(i) Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee;

(j) Inspector General of Taxation;

(k) National Competition Council;

(l) Office of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board;

(m) Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board;

(n) Productivity Commission; and

(o) Royal Australian Mint.

(2) What is the budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training for each of the following:

(a) The Department of the Treasury;

(b) Australian Bureau of Statistics;

(c) Australian Competition and Consumer Commission;

(d) Australian Office of Financial Management;

(e) Australian Prudential Regulation Authority;

(f) Australian Securities and Investments Commission;

(g) Australian Taxation Office;

(h) Commonwealth Grants Commission;

(i) Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee;

(j) Inspector General of Taxation;

(k) National Competition Council;

(l) Office of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board;

(m) Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board;

(n) Productivity Commission; and

(o) Royal Australian Mint.


Senator Wong: The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Treasury

(1) The Department of Treasury 2010-11 financial year expenditure on staff education and training was $4.9 million.

(2) The Department of Treasury 2011-12 financial year budgeted total expenditure on staff education and training is $5.1 million.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

(1) The total 2010-11 expenditure for staff education and training for the ABS was $7.875 million.

(2) The budgeted 2011-12 expenditure for staff education and training for the ABS is $7.905 million.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

(1) ACCC expenditure on learning and development for 2010-11 totalled $3,680,911.

(2) The ACCC budget for learning and development for 2011-12 is $3,496,990. However, overall expenditure for this period is expected to be increased when salary costs for staff attending courses are taken into account at the end of the financial year, as they have been in the overall expenditure figure for 2010-11.

Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM)

(1) The total 2010-11 expenditure for staff education and training for the AOFM was $121,097.09.

(2) The budgeted 2011-12 expenditure for staff education and training for the AOFM is $160,000.

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

APRA expenditure on staff education and training during the 2010/11 financial year was $1,375,000.

(2) APRA budgeted expenditure for staff education and training during the 2011/12 financial year is $1,403,000.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

(1) The total expenditure on staff education and training for the 2010-11 financial year for ASIC was $3.787 million.

(2) The budgeted total expenditure on staff education and training for the 2011-12 financial year for ASIC is $3.853 million.

Australian Tax Office

(1) The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) including the Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) and the Australian Valuation Office (AVO) incurred $68.2 million on staff education and training expenses in 2010-11. A detailed breakdown of this expenditure is provided in the table below:

Description

2010-11 Actual

$m

2011-12 Budget

$m

Design, develop and deliver internal learning and development

$35.5m

$35.0m

Purchase of external courses

$7.7m

$8.1m

Tuition Assistance Program - payment of university fees for approved students.

$2.2m

$2.7m

Scholarships - payment of fees and salaries for approved scholarship holders

$0.3m

$0.6m

Graduate Program - salaries to graduates and cost to design, develop and deliver Graduate Program

$20.7m

$28.3m

Other Development Programs - includes IT apprentices, IT Cadets and Indigenous Cadets

$1.8m

$1.5m

TOTAL

$68.2

$76.2

(2) The 2011-12 budget for staff training and education is set out in the table above. Note that this budget is subject to change.

Commonwealth Grants Commission

(1) The total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training for the Commonwealth Grants Commission was $47,624 (GST excl.)

(2) The budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training for the Commonwealth Grants Commission is $36,000 (GST excl.)

Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC)

(1) CAMAC's total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training was $5,654.56.

(2) CAMAC's budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training is $5,000.

Inspector-General of Taxation (IGT)

(1) The total 2010-11 expenditure for staff education and training for the IGT was $11,654.

(2) The budgeted 2011-12 expenditure for staff education and training for the IGT is $20,000. Note that the question (2) figure is projected given that budgeting for 2011-12 is yet to be finalised.

National Competition Council

(1) The total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training for the National Competition Council was $19,306.

(2) The budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training for the National Competition Council is $19,500.

Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

(1) The total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training for the AASB was $31,179.

(2) The budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training for the AASB is $35,979.

Office of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB)

(1) The total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training for the AUASB was $11,857.

(2) The budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training for the AUASB is $18,274

Productivity Commission

(1) The Productivity Commission's expenditure on staff education and training in the 2010-11 financial year was $236,647 (1.6 per cent of annual budget).

(2) The Productivity Commission's annual expenditure on staff education and training is usually between 1.5 - 2.0 per cent of total annual budget, and we expect the same level of spending in financial year 2011-12.

Royal Australian Mint

(1) The Royal Australian Mint's total expenditure for the 2010-11 financial year on staff education and training was $157,113.

(2) The Royal Australian Mint's budgeted total expenditure for the 2011-12 financial year on staff education and training is $300,000.