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Geoscience Australia appendices

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Appendix B1: Entity resource statement

Table 46 provides information on Geoscience Australia’s funding sources and reconciles the use of all resources in cash terms by detailing the actual available appropriation and payments made in 2015–16.

Table 46: Entity resource statement, 2015–16
  Actual available appropriation for 2015–16
$’000
(a)
Payments made 2015–16
$’000
(b)
Balance remaining 2015–16
$’000
(a) – (b)
Ordinary annual services1
Departmental appropriation2 242 343 171 812 70 531
Total 242 343 171 812 70 531
Administered expenses
UN grants-in-aid 20 20
Total 20 20
Total ordinary annual services 242 363 171 832 70 531
Departmental non-operating
Equity injections3 10 10
Total 10 10
Total available annual appropriations and payments 242 373 171 842 70 531
Total resourcing and payments for Geoscience Australia 242 373 171 842 70 531
  1. Includes Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2015–16, section 74 retained revenue receipts of $40m and $77m carried forward from Appropriation Act (Nos. 1 and 5) 2014–15.
  2. Includes an amount of $4.6m in 2015–16 for the departmental capital budget. For accounting purposes this amount has been designated as ‘contributions by owners’.
  3. Includes Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2015–16.

Appendix B2: Expenses and resources for Outcome 1

Table 47 shows the total expenses and resources for Geoscience Australia’s outcome in 2015–16.

Table 47: Expenses and resources for Outcome 1, 2015–16
Outcome 1: Informed government, industry and community decisions on the economic, social and environmental management of the nation’s natural resources through enabling access to geoscientific and spatial information Budget12015–16
$’000
(a)
Actual expenses 2015–16
$’000
(b)
Variation 2015–16
$’000
(a) – (b)
Programme 1: Geoscientific and spatial information services
Administered expenses
Ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act No. 1) 20 20
Departmental expenses
Departmental appropriation2 166 602 168 917 –2315
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year 9062 8525 537
Total for Programme 1 175 684 177 462 –1778
Total expenses for Outcome 1
  2014–15 2015–16  
Average staffing level (number) 601 573  
  1. Full-year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2015–16 Budget at Additional Estimates.
  2. Departmental appropriation combines ordinary annual services (Appropriation Act Nos. 1 and 5) and section 74 retained revenue receipts.

Appendix B3: Workforce statistics

Geoscience Australia’s employee statistics are shown in tables 48 to 54.

Table 48: Workplace agreement coverage by classification, 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
APS classification Enterprise agreement Common law contract Salary range
Minimum ($) Maximum ($)
APS 1 (cadets) 0 0 38 935 42 240
APS 2 1 0 48 274 51 582
APS 3 2 0 54 994 58 466
APS 4 (including graduates) 46 0 61 939 73 288
APS 5 103 0 68 995 79 104
APS 6 149 0 80 022 100 000
EL 1 186 0 96 323 142 578
EL 2 107 0 114 469 204 458
SES Band 1 0 2 200 000 220 000
SES Band 2 0 4 250 000 275 000
SES Band 3 0 1 330 000 360 0001
Total 594 7    

APS = Australian Public Service; EL = Executive Level; SES = Senior Executive Service

  1. Indicative range used to protect privacy of individual occupant.
Table 49: Ongoing employees by classification and gender, 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
APS classification Female Male Total
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
APS 2 0 0 1 1 1 1
APS 3 1 1 1 1 2 2
APS 4 18 20 18 16 36 36
APS 5 50 47 61 55 111 102
APS 6 56 61 76 83 132 144
EL 1 51 56 117 117 168 173
EL 2 23 21 87 84 110 105
SES Band 1 0 0 2 2 2 2
SES Band 2 0 1 4 3 4 4
SES Band 3 0 0 1 1 1 1
Total 199 207 368 363 567 570

APS = Australian Public Service; EL = Executive Level; SES = Senior Executive Service

Table 50: Non-ongoing employees by classification and gender, 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
APS classification Female Male Total
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
APS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
APS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
APS 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
APS 4 1 3 8 7 9 10
APS 5 3 0 1 1 4 1
APS 6 3 5 5 0 8 5
EL 1 1 6 11 7 12 13
EL 2 0 0 5 2 5 2
SES Band 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SES Band 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
SES Band 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 14 31 17 40 31

APS = Australian Public Service; EL = Executive Level; SES = Senior Executive Service

Table 51: Ongoing and non-ongoing employees by classification and gender, 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
APS classification Female Male Total
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
APS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
APS 2 0 0 1 1 1 1
APS 3 2 1 1 1 3 2
APS 4 19 23 26 23 45 46
APS 5 53 47 62 56 115 103
APS 6 59 66 81 83 140 149
EL 1 52 62 128 124 180 186
EL 2 23 21 92 86 115 107
SES Band 1 0 0 2 2 2 2
SES Band 2 0 1 4 3 4 4
SES Band 3 0 0 1 1 1 1
Total 208 221 399 380 607 601

APS = Australian Public Service; EL = Executive Level; SES = Senior Executive Service

Table 52: Ongoing and non-ongoing employees by full-time and part-time status, 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
Attendance type Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
Full-time 528 520 33 24 561 544
Part-time 39 50 7 7 46 57
Total 567 570 40 31 607 601
Table 53: Ongoing and non-ongoing employees by location, 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
Employee location Ongoing Non-ongoing Total
2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
ACT 563 565 35 26 598 591
WA 1 1 5 5 6 6
NT 1 2 0 0 1 2
Indonesia 2 2 0 0 2 2
Total 567 570 40 31 607 601
Table 54: Indigenous employees, 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2016, Geoscience Australia
Employment status 2015 2016
Ongoing 3 3
Non-ongoing 0 0
Total 3 3

Appendix B4: Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance

Many of Geoscience Australia’s activities contribute to an improved understanding of the physical nature and health of the natural environment. See the annual performance statement in Chapter 9 for more details of specific activities.

Beyond its programme activities, Geoscience Australia pursued ecologically sustainable development initiatives in its property and facilities management during 2015–16. The Geoscience Australia building has many ecologically sustainable features, including:

  • a geothermal air-conditioning system
  • double-glazed windows and doors
  • a north–south axis to increase access to natural light
  • infrared movement detection for lighting in general office areas
  • a large building footprint, allowing for a low ratio of external wall to gross floor area in comparison to high-rise buildings, minimising the impact of external thermal conditions on the air-conditioning system.

Geoscience Australia uses an environmental management system to identify, modify and control environmental impacts in areas such as waste management, recycling and chemical disposal. Monitoring and reporting on water and energy consumption are also incorporated into this system. A voluntary staff committee, the Green Team, assists the organisation to develop a more environmentally friendly workplace by implementing environmentally friendly procedures and practices. The outsourced facilities management contract also focuses on responsible environmental management of the building and facilities.

Environmental initiatives at the Geoscience Australia building during 2015–16 included replacing 190 individual geothermal heat pump units with more modern energy-efficient models. Other property management initiatives included:

  • an ongoing commitment in the negotiated lease extension for the lessor to use its best endeavours to upgrade the building to achieve at least a 4-star base building National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating
  • the use of recycled paper (rated at 80 per cent recycled) for printing, and use of default settings for double-sided printing
  • a full audit and report of all material leaving the site (including landfill waste and recycling)
  • investigation and initial scoping for a new smart building control management system.