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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Contents >> Government Finance >> General government, all Australian governments combined

This section sets out the Operating Statement, Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet for the general government sector for all Australian governments combined.


Operating Statement

Table 27.8 provides an Operating Statement for the general government sector for 1999-2000.

For 1999-2000 the GFS Net Operating Balance (NOB) for the general government sector for all Australian governments combined was $16,782m. The two largest components of this figure were the NOBs for the Commonwealth and the State Governments, $12,244m and $4,498m respectively.

GFS Net Lending for the general government sector for all Australian governments combined was $14,206m for 1999-2000. The Commonwealth Government and the State Governments contributed $13,469m and $1,819m respectively to this aggregate.


27.8 ALL AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS, General Government, Operating Statement - 1999-2000

Commonwealth

$m
Multi-
jurisdictional(a)

$m
State

$m
Local

$m
All Australian governments(b)

$m

GFS Revenue
- Taxation revenue
152,576
-
37,820
6,002
196,224
- Current grants and subsidies
-
4,312
33,612
2,051
71
- Sales of goods and services
2,996
3,976
8,897
5,141
19,593
- Interest from public non-financial corporations
61
. .
185
1
247
- Interest from public financial corporations
509
33
565
38
1,146
- Interest from other
397
214
2,133
366
2,769
- Dividend income
6,212
40
3,427
3
9,683
- Other
3,865
519
8,881
2,528
12,710
- Total
166,617
9,094
95,520
16,130
242,443
less
GFS Expenses -
Gross operating expenses -
- Depreciation
1,451
641
4,831
3,341
10,264
- Employee expenses
17,864
5,053
38,523
4,359
65,786
- Other operating expenses
27,532
2,746
24,127
6,531
60,634
- Total
46,847
8,440
67,481
14,232
136,684
Nominal superannuation interest expenses
3,448
-
2,693
-
6,140
Other interest expenses
6,878
21
(c)3,217
424
(c)10,274
Other property expenses
-
-
-
-
-
Current transfers
- Grant expenses to State Governments
33,050
. .
26
. .
26
- Grant expenses to the private sector
4,961
12
7,550
19
12,542
- Grant expenses to universities
3,990
. .
94
. .
-
- Grant expenses to local governments
205
. .
1,642
. .
-
- Grant expenses n.e.c.
283
. .
64
. .
283
- Subsidy expenses to public corporations
301
. .
3,836
. .
4,137
- Subsidy expenses to other
1,849
7
533
. .
2,376
- Other current transfers
49,880
303
1,045
138
50,891
Capital transfers
- Grant expenses to public non-financial corporations
-
. .
1,362
. .
1,362
- Grant expenses to public financial corporations
-
. .
26
. .
26
- Grant expenses to other levels of government
2,431
. .
775
. .
-
- Grant expenses n.e.c.
84
-
515
19
618
- Other capital transfers
167
1
163
9
301
Total
154,373
8,785
91,022
14,841
225,661
equals
GFS Net Operating Balance
12,244
308
4,498
1,289
16,782
less
Net acquisition of non-financial assets
- Gross fixed capital formation
1,820
949
7,579
3,957
14,276
- less Depreciation
1,451
641
4,831
3,341
10,264
- plus Change in inventories
16
1
-10
8
16
- plus Other transactions in non-financial assets
-1,611
25
-58
151
-1,452
Total
-1,225
334
2,680
776
2,576
equals
GFS Net Lending(+)/Borrowing(-)
13,469
-25
1,819
513
14,206

(a) The multi-jurisdictional sector currently contains only universities.
(b) The sums of individual levels of government may not agree with total figures for all Australian governments due to transfers between levels of government.
(c) Nominal superannuation interest expenses for the Australian Capital Territory are included in other interest expenses.

Source: Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 1999-2000 (5512.0).


Cash Flow Statement

Table 27.9 provides a Cash Flow Statement for 1999-2000 for the general government sector for all Australian governments combined.

The cash surplus for all Australian governments for 1999-2000 was $14,155m, the result of a Commonwealth surplus of $12,671m and a surplus of $2,224m for State Governments. Local governments had a small surplus partly offset by a deficit for universities.


27.9 ALL AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS, General Government, Cash Flow Statement - 1999-2000

Commonwealth

$m
Multi-
jurisdictional(a)

$m
State

$m
Local

$m
All Australian governments(b)

$m

CASH FLOW STATEMENT

Cash receipts from operating activities
- Taxes received
150,695
-
37,673
5,898
194,212
- Receipts from sales of goods and services
3,265
3,361
9,126
5,174
19,761
- Grants and subsidies received
. .
4,469
36,025
2,678
989
- Interest received from public non-financial corporations
55
-
194
-
249
- Interest received from public financial corporations
-
14
582
81
676
- Interest from other
940
210
2,190
307
3,494
- Other receipts
8,550
1,106
8,335
1,383
19,293
- Total
163,505
9,159
94,124
15,521
238,676
Cash payments for operating activities
- Payments for goods and services
-43,637
-6,961
-64,580
-10,449
-125,061
- Grants and subsidies paid to State Governments
-35,449
. .
-17
. .
. .
- Grants and subsidies paid to the private sector
-6,224
. .
-8,367
-35
-14,627
- Grants and subsidies paid to universities
-4,020
. .
-64
. .
. .
- Grants and subsidies paid to local governments
-206
. .
-1,880
. .
-51
- Grants and subsidies paid to public corporations
-333
. .
-5,201
. .
-5,535
- Interest paid
-7,321
-25
-3,116
-426
-10,642
- Other payments
-53,182
-1,301
-1,132
-494
-55,978
- Total
-150,373
-8,288
-84,358
-11,403
-211,894
Net cash flows from operating activities
13,132
872
9,766
4,118
26,782
Net cash flows from investments in non-financial assets
- Sales of non-financial assets
2,323
83
1,131
683
4,220
- Purchases of new non-financial assets
-2,784
-1,054
-8,656
-4,332
-16,810
- Purchases of secondhand non-financial assets
-
-
-6
-5
-11
- Total
-461
-971
-7,531
-3,654
-12,601
Net cash flows from investments in financial assets for policy purposes
9,500
-1
4,843
-153
13,443
Net cash flows from investments in financial assets for liquidity purposes
-10,245
-137
-2,213
32
-11,950
Net cash flows from financing activities
- Advances received (net)
90
15
-642
20
79
- Borrowing (net)
-10,179
28
-3,564
-57
-3,595
- Deposits received (net)
-34
7
106
4
83
- Other financing (net)
180
-57
-6
-27
-9,462
- Total
-9,943
-7
-4,107
-60
-12,895
Net Increase(+)/Decrease(-) in Cash Held
1,983
-244
758
282
2,779

SURPLUS(+)/DEFICIT(-)

Net cash flows from operating activities and net cash flows from investments in non-financial assets
12,671
-100
2,235
464
14,180
Acquisitions of assets under finance leases and similar arrangements
-
-1
-11
-13
-25
Surplus(+)/Deficit(-)
12,671
-101
2,224
451
14,155

(a) The multi-jurisdictional sector currently contains only universities.
(b) The sums of individual levels of government may not agree with totals for all Australian governments due to transfers between levels of government.
Note: Negative figures denote outflows.

Source: Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 1999-2000 (5512.0).


Balance Sheet

Table 27.10 provides the Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2000 for the general government sector.

The consolidated GFS Net Worth as at 30 June 2000 for the general government sector for all Australian governments combined was $373,395m. The major contributor to this result was land and fixed assets.

27.10 ALL AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS, General Government, Balance Sheet - 30 June 2000

Commonwealth

$m
Multi-
jurisdictional(a)

$m
State

$m
Local

$m
All Australian governments(b)

$m

Assets
Financial Assets -
- Cash and deposits
3,556
567
6,579
1,975
12,677
- Advances paid
18,116
11
3,975
7
16,369
- Investments, loans and placements
18,485
3,867
22,459
4,538
48,732
- Other non-equity assets
15,511
2,713
10,438
1,497
28,298
- Equity
61,811
391
115,650
416
178,268
- Total
117,479
7,547
159,101
8,434
284,344
Non-financial assets -
- Land and fixed assets
29,820
16,754
187,374
141,757
375,705
- Other non-financial assets
1,852
24
2,356
917
5,148
- Total
31,672
16,777
189,730
142,674
380,854
Total
149,151
24,325
348,831
151,108
665,197
Liabilities
- Deposits held
233
51
1,409
200
1,892
- Advances received
-
45
4,636
43
-
- Borrowing
89,133
339
35,461
5,429
128,729
- Unfunded superannuation liability and other employee entitlements
81,816
3,740
47,730
1,447
134,733
- Other provisions
1,307
21
470
82
1,881
- Other non-equity liabilities
11,569
1,064
12,330
1,466
24,568
- Total
184,059
5,259
102,035
8,668
291,803
GFS Net Worth
-34,908
19,065
246,797
142,441
373,395
Net debt(c)
49,209
-4,009
8,492
-848
52,843
Net financial worth(d)
-66,580
2,288
57,067
-234
-7,459

(a) The multi-jurisdictional sector currently contains only universities.
(b) The sums of individual levels of government may not agree with total figures for all Australian governments due to assets and liabilities held between levels of government.
(c) Equals deposits held, advances received and borrowing less cash and deposits, advances paid and investments, loans and placements.
(d) Equals total financial assets less total liabilities.

Source: Government Finance Statistics, Australia, 1999-2000 (5512.0).


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