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5519.0.55.001 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, Quarterly, Electronic Delivery, Mar 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2006   
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ABOUT THIS ELECTRONIC RELEASE

This electronic release presents quarterly government finance statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non-financial corporations sector.

Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous year are presented.


RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE
Table
Sept 05
Dec 05
Mar 06
Table 1 All levels of Government - General Government
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Table 2 All Levels of Government - Public Non-Financial Corporations
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Table 3 Commonwealth Government
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Table 4 Total State & Local
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Table 5 New South Wales
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Table 6 Victoria
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Table 7 Queensland
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Table 8 South Australia
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Table 9 Western Australia
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Table 10 Tasmania
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Table 11 Northern Territory
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Table 12 Australian Capital Territory
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The June quarter 2006 issue is expected to be released on 5 September 2006 and the September quarter 2006 issue on 5 December 2006, one day before the release of the June quarter 2006 and September quarter 2006 National Accounts publications respectively. Users should check the ABS Release Advice closer to the date for confirmation of the release date.

The contact officer for this release is Jonathan Sim on Canberra (02) 6252 5735.


MARCH QUARTER 2006 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

December quarter 2005 to March quarter 2006 movements -
  • In original terms, taxation revenue decreased by $1918 m to $74303m.
  • The General government GFS Net operating balance, in original terms, increased by $3940m to $10789m.
  • In original terms, the General government GFS Net lending position increased by $4787m, from $5016m to $9803m.
GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL

Dec qtr 2005
Mar qtr 2006
% change Dec qtr 2005 to Mar qtr 2006
$m
$m
%

Current prices
Taxation revenue
General government
76221
74303
-2.5
Total revenue
General government
90145
91358
1.3
Public Non-Financial corporations
18271
17206
-5.8
Total expenses
General government
83297
80570
-3.3
Public Non-Financial corporations
16081
17672
9.9
GFS Net operating balance
General government
6849
10789
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Public Non-Financial corporations
2189
-466
..
GFS Net lending(+)/borrowing(-)
General government
5016
9803
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Public Non-Financial corporations
32
-2366
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QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES

The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the March quarter 2006 from the forthcoming national accounts publication. The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted for current prices and in chain volume terms.
  • In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, total general government final consumption expenditure decreased by 0.3% in March quarter 2006.
  • General government gross fixed capital formation, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, increased by 3.0% in March quarter 2006.

QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Dec qtr 2006
Mar qtr 2006
% change Dec qtr 2005 to Mar qtr 2005
$m
$m
%

Current Prices
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
4018
4002
-0.4
National - non-defence
13845
13397
-3.2
Total national
17863
17399
-2.6
State and local
25240
25591
1.4
Total general government final consumption expenditure
43103
42989
-0.3
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
245
296
20.6
National - non-defence
833
689
-17.2
Total national
1078
985
-8.6
State and local
3654
3928
7.5
Total general government
4732
4914
3.8
Public corporations
Commonwealth
1125
1298
15.4
State and local
2887
3173
9.9
Total public corporations
4012
4470
11.4
Total public gross fixed capital formation
8743
9384
7.3
Memorandum item
-65
-313
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Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
Chain Volume (b)
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
3890
3873
-0.4
National - non-defence
12600
12312
-2.3
Total national
16490
16185
-1.8
State and local
23453
23652
0.8
Total general government final consumption expenditure
39943
39838
-0.3
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
284
345
21.6
National - non-defence
840
699
-16.8
Total national
1123
1044
-7.1
State and local
3504
3720
6.2
Total general government
4627
4764
3.0
Public corporations
Commonwealth
1142
1294
13.3
State and local
2719
2935
7.9
Total public corporations
3862
4229
9.5
Total public gross fixed capital formation
8489
8993
5.9
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-60
-309
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(a) See paragraph 35 of the Explanatory Notes for the relationship between general government final consumption expenditure and GFS aggregates.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2003-04.

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