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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 6 May 2010) . . Page.. 2084 ..


Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) This information is included within the response for Territory and Municipal Services.

(2) As above.

(3) As above.


Government—costs(Question No 964)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) What output costing methodology is used to allocate costs across the Minister’s department and each agency within the Minister’s portfolio.

(2) What are the top ten individual depreciation costs for the department and each agency.

(3) What assets do the costs referred to in part (2) refer to and what was the initial cost of the assets.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The majority of the Department’s costs are directly allocated to outputs based on actual consumption with overhead costs allocated on the basis of consumption, for example rental costs are based on space occupied, and HR costs are allocated on the basis of employee distribution.

(2) Attachment A provides depreciation costs by Asset Class.

(3) Attachment A provides a summary of the type of assets in each asset class. The initial cost of each asset is not available as assets are revalued on a 3 year rolling basis using a fair value or depreciated replacement cost methodology.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).


Government—regulatory impact statements(Question No 965)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(1) How many regulatory impact statements have been prepared by the Minister’s department or each agency in their portfolio to date in 2009-10.

(2) How many hours were spent on the preparation of each statement referred to in part (1).

(3) Which areas of the department or each agency were responsible for drafting each statement.


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