Section 2 : Resources for 2006-07
2.1 Appropriations and other resources
The total appropriations and other receipts to be received by CASA in 2006-07 is $118.7m, comprising $107.1m for departmental outputs (including $66.6m from a special appropriation) and $11.6m revenue receipts from independent sources - refer to Table 2.1 for details.
CASA's total appropriation and other revenue in 2006-07 have increased by $0.9m from the estimated actual for 2005-06. This increase is largely attributable to the implementation of the Long-Term Funding Strategy (LTFS). The LTFS is in response to the Minister's request to put into place a framework aimed at achieving five significant objectives, namely:
- Linking funding to industry activity
- Self sustainability
- No increases in funding from government appropriations
- A phased reduction in the fuel excise commencing 2008, and
- Efficient and effective fiscal management.
As a result of the implementation of the LTFS, departmental appropriations in 2006-07 have increased by $0.6m compared with 2005-06 estimated actual. This is reflected by a forecast increase in special appropriations of $0.6m. Bill 1 Appropriations remain unchanged.
The LTFS includes the government maintaining the existing rate of excise and customs duty on aviation gasoline and turbine fuel, with 2.854 cents per litre to be appropriated to CASA. Once full cost recovery is in place, it is proposed that the fuel excise levy will be reduced from the 2008-09 financial year.
- This table corresponds with Budget Paper No.4 'Agency Resourcing'. It includes (where appropriate) administered receipts from other sources.
- Under the appropriation structure, Bill No.2 includes Specific Purpose Payments (SPPs), New Agency Outcomes (NAOs), administered capital and departmental capital via departmental injections and loans.
- Estimated expenses from individual Special Appropriations are shown at Section 2, Table 2.5.
- Receipts from other sources (that is, other than appropriation amounts) include regulatory services and interest that are available to be used.
- Percentage figures indicate the percentage contribution of resources from government (departmental appropriations) to the total price of outputs, by outcome, and the percentage contribution of receipts from other sources (departmental) to the total price of outputs, by outcome.
2.2 2006-07 Budget measures
Budget measures relating to CASA as explained in Budget Paper No.2 are summarised in Table 2.2.
Table 2.2: CASA measures
There were no measures for CASA in the 2006-07 Budget.
2.3 Other receipts available to be used
Table 2.3 provides details of other receipts available to be used and include Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1977 receipts that are available to be spent, special accounts (non-appropriation receipts) and resources received free of charge. These estimates are exclusive of GST.
These estimates include receipts from interest on cash deposits and investments and cost recovery arrangements within CASA. For further explanation on CASA's cost recovery arrangements refer to 'Section 4.2 Cost recovery arrangements'.
CASA's functions under the Civil Aviation Act 1988 include the provision of regulatory services. This encompasses issuing certificates, licences and permits to the aviation industry. At present, CASA has limited cost recovery arrangements in place for the provision of these regulatory services. Since formation of CASA in 1995 the regulatory service fees have been increased in 2004-05 and for the second time in January 2006.
CASA, as part of a comprehensive strategy for sustainable long-term funding, initiated the progressive full cost recovery of its services in 2005-06. Cost recovery receipts will remain the same in 2006-07, at $10.3m, and will increase progressively to $20.0m in 2008-091.
(a) Regulatory service fees are the fees charged for the provision of regulatory services to the aviation industry. The Civil Aviation (Fees) Regulations 1995 prescribe the types of services and billable amounts that can be recovered from industry.
2.4 Movement of administered funds between years
Table 2.4: Movement of administered funds between years
CASA does not receive administered funds.
2.5 Special Appropriations
The Special Appropriation represents excise and customs duty on aviation gasoline and turbine fuel, which is collected by the Australian Taxation Office and paid to CASA through the Aviation Fuel Revenues (Special Appropriation) Act 1999.
The Government has decided to maintain the existing rate of excise and customs duty on aviation gasoline and turbine fuel, with 2.854 cents per litre to be appropriated to CASA. Once full cost recovery is in place, it is proposed that the fuel excise levy will commence being reduced from the 2008-09 financial year.
2.6 Special Accounts
Table 2.6: Estimates of special account flows and balances
CASA does not maintain special accounts.
2.7 Administered capital and departmental equity injections and loans
CASA does not receive administered capital.
Departmental Equity Injections
CASA will not receive departmental equity injections and loans in 2006-07.