Part 3: Report on Performance - 3.6 Discussion and analysis of financial performance

Report on performance

For the financial year ending 30 June 2014, ARPANSA reported an operating deficit of $1.26m. This deficit is attributed to $2.27m depreciation and amortisation expense not requiring appropriation. The underlying result is therefore a surplus of $1.0m; which is a solid result for the Agency.

Revenue for the year remained unchanged from the previous year of $25.1m, 55% of which is appropriated by government. The remaining amounts related to regulatory licence fees and charges and from the sale of goods and services.

ARPANSA's expenses totalled $26.4m, which was a $1.0m reduction on the previous year. Approximately 65% of the Agency's expenses are attributable to Employee benefits. The component of Non-Employee benefits is the area where greatest reduction occurred; with an across the board decrease in discretionary expenditure.

The Agency will continue to implement initiatives it commenced during this financial year to ensure the ongoing efficiency and effectiveness by which it delivers its program, to ensure it operates within its financial resource base.

Table 2: ARPANSA Expenses for Outcome 1
Outcome 1:
Protection of people and the environment through radiation protection and nuclear safety research, policy, advice, codes, standards, services and regulation

$'000 (a)
Actual Expenses
$'000 (b)

$'000 (a)-(b)
Program 1.1: (Radiation protection and nuclear safety)   
Departmental Expense   
   Departmental appropriation²13 81313 813-
   Special Accounts10 04610 277(231)
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year2 1712 273(102)
Operating Loss214-214
Subtotal for Program 1.126 24426 363(119)
Total for Outcome26 24426 363(119)
Average staffing level (FTE)142125 
* Full year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2012–13 Budget.



Table 3: ARPANSA Resource Statement – 2013–14
 Actual Available
for 2013–14
Ordinary Annual Services1
Department appropriation
   Prior year departmental appropriation21 0861 086-
   Departmental appropriation315 75714 1131 644
   Total 16 84315 1991 644
Total ordinary annual services 16 84315 199 
Other services4
Departmental non-operating
   Equity injections2 5001 2751 225
   Total 2 5001 2751 225
Total other services 2 5001 275 
Special Accounts5     
   Opening balance1 000  
   Appropriation receipts616 474  
   Non-appropriation receipts to Special Accounts11 126  
   Payments made 27 205 
Total Special Account28 60027 2051 395
Total resourcing47 94343 679 
   Less departmental appropriations and equity
   injections drawn from the above and
   credited to special accounts
(16 474)(16 474) 
Total net resourcing for ARPANSA31 46927 205 
1Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2013–14 and Appropriation Bill (No.5) 2013–14.
2 Balance carried from previous year for annual appropriations.
3Includes an amount of $1.944 million in 2013–14 for Departmental Capital Budget. For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as 'contributions by owner'.
4Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2013–14.
5Does not include 'Special Public Money' held in accounts like Other Trust Monies accounts. Services for other Government and Non-agency Bodies accounts, or Services for Other Entities and Trust Moneys Special accounts.
6Appropriation receipts from ARPANSA's annual and special appropriations for 2013–14 included above.

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