Section 2 : Revisions to Agency Outcomes
Outcomes, Outputs and Administered Items
Outcomes and Outputs Groups
DOTARS leads Portfolio agencies in contributing to the well-being of all Australians by:
- fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system, and
- assisting regions to manage their own futures.
DOTARS delivers a range of goods and services (outputs) to assist its ministers achieve these outcomes. The relationship between DOTARS outcomes and outputs is illustrated in Figure 2.1.
Figure 2.1: Agency outcomes and output groups
In addition to delivering its outputs, DOTARS administers a range of programmes on behalf of the Australian Government. The relationship between DOTARS outcomes and administered programmes, and the area(s) responsible for their delivery, are detailed in Figures 2.2 and 2.3 on the following pages.
Figure 2.2: Outcome 1 - Outputs and administered programmes for 2005-06
Figure 2.3: Outcome 2 - Outputs and administered programmes for 2005-06
CHANGES TO OUTCOMES AND OUTPUTS
The outcomes and outputs of the department remain unchanged from those presented in the 2005-06 PBS.
OUTPUT COST ATTRIBUTION
The methodology used by the department in determining its price of outputs remains unchanged from that specified in the 2005-06 PBS.
OUTCOME 1 RESOURCING
Table 2.1.1 below details the total resources for DOTARS to contribute to the achievement of Portfolio Outcome 1 in 2005-06, including administered appropriations, revenue from government (appropriation), revenue from other sources, and the total price of outputs.
(a) The Australian Government has reallocated $100 million from AusLink National Projects to AusLink Strategic Regional Projects. The phasing of this allocation is yet to be determined and is therefore not reflected in the above figures.
(b) The estimates represent expenses relating to the administration costs of the programme and interest charges associated with MIFCo's loan facility. Other expenses relating to the balance of actual Payments to MIFCo have been recognised in previous years, while the cash payments of around $40m are recognised each year.
OUTCOME 2 RESOURCING
Table 2.1.2 below details the total resources for DOTARS to contribute to the achievement of Portfolio Outcome 2 in 2005-06, including administered appropriations, revenue from government (appropriation), revenue from other sources, and the total price of outputs.
(a) Appropriations differ from expenses shown at Table 1.6 and 2.2.2 as one reflects cash appropriations and the others accrued expenses.
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 1
The performance information for outputs and administered programmes for Outcome 1 remains unchanged from that presented in the 2005-06 PBS.
The performance information for administered programmes provided in Figure 2.4 relates to new measures disclosed since the 2005-06 Budget.
Figure 2.4: Performance information for administered programmes - Outcome 1
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION FOR OUTCOME 2
The performance information for outputs and administered programmes for Outcome 2 remains unchanged from that presented in the 2005-06 PBS.
The performance information for administered programmes provided in Figure 2.5 relates to the establishment of an administered programme budget for the Christmas Island rehabilitation programme which was transferred from departmental in 2004-05.