Throughout this publication, it is important to note that different administrative arrangements and responsibilities exist in each of the states and territories and this influences the distribution of cultural funding to the various Arts and Heritage categories.
Similarly, fluctuations in the different types of expenditure are also to be expected. Funding of recurrent expenditure may vary due to one-off allocations for particular organisations and projects while expenditure of funding for capital projects may extend over several years. According to the level of activities, different amounts may be expended on a yearly basis.
As a result, caution should be exercised when comparing expenditure of funding between any of the state and territory jurisdictions.
This chapter provides an analysis of aggregated state and territory expenditure on cultural activities in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Analyses for the respective state and territory jurisdictions are presented in chapters 4 to 11 for the same time periods.