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Section 2 : Resources for 2006-07

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  • 2.1 Appropriations and other resources
  • 2.2 2006-07 Budget measures
  • 2.3 Other receipts available to be used
  • 2.4 Movement of administered funds between years
  • 2.5 Special Appropriations
  • 2.6 Special Accounts
  • 2.7 Administered capital and departmental equity injections and loans
  • 2.1 Appropriations and other resources

    The total appropriation and other receipts to be received by the Authority in 2006-07 is estimated to be $101.1m, comprising:

    • $50.9m in special appropriations representing levies collected from the shipping industry to fund AMSA's ship safety and environment protection functions and appropriated under Section 48 of the AMSA Act as special appropriations
    • $39.2m as an annual departmental appropriation for provision of AMSA's search and rescue coordination functions
    • $6.2m as an annual administered appropriation to cover the cost to AMSA of responding to search and rescue incidents (mainly comprising aircraft/helicopter hire)
    • $4.6m in departmental revenue from independent sources, including $2.3m from fees and charges for providing a range of marine services and $2.2m from interest, and
    • $0.1m departmental capital (equity injections).

    Details of these appropriations in 2006-07 are provided at Table 2.1. Undernoted in Figure 2.1 is a comparison with the 2005-06 budget and 2005-06 projected actual figures:

    Figure 2.1: Appropriation comparison

    2005-06
    Projected Actual
    ($'000)
    2006-07
    Budget
    ($'000)
    2005-06
    Budget
    ($'000)

    Appropriations Bill No 1
    Departmental Outputs
    23,006
    - Australian Search and Rescue
    39,195
    23,006
    0
    - Capital Use Charge
    0
    0
    6,200
    Administered Expenses
    6,200
    6,200
    29,206
    Total
    45,395
    29,206
    Special Appropriations

    17,988

    Marine Navigation Levy
    19,484
    18,966
    23,927
    Regulatory Functions Levy
    26,347
    25,306
    4,769
    Protection of the Sea Levy
    5,112
    4,908
    46,684
    Total
    50,942
    49,180
    Appropriations Bill No 2
    1,457
    Equity Injections
    138
    1,457
    77,347
    Total Appropriations
    96,475
    79,843

    AMSA's administered and departmental appropriations in 2006-07 of $45.4m increase by $16.2m (55%) from the estimated actual of $29.2m for 2005 06 because of ongoing measures from the 2004-05 and 2005-06 Budgets to strengthen AMSA's search and rescue capability. These are discussed further in Section 5.1: Analysis of Budgeted Financial Statements.

    AMSA's expected total levy collection of $50.9m in 2006-07 is $1.7m higher than the projected total of $49.2m in 2005-06 resulting from growth in levy revenue in 2006-07 in line with higher levels of shipping activity flowing from continued strong demand forecast in commodity exports. AMSA proposes no change in its levy rates in 2006-2007. Section 5.1: Analysis of Budgeted Financial Statements discusses planned future levy changes.

    Table 2.1: Appropriations and other resources 2006-07(a)

    Notes:

    1. This table corresponds with Budget Paper No.4 'Agency Resourcing'. It includes (where appropriate) departmental and administered receipts from other sources.
    2. 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.
    3. Estimated expenses from individual Special Appropriations are shown at Section 2, Table 2.5.
    4. Receipts from other sources (that is, other than appropriation amounts) that are available to be used.
    5. 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.

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    2.2 2006-07 Budget measures

    Budget measures relating to AMSA as explained in Budget Paper No.2 are summarised in Table 2.2.

    Table 2.2: AMSA measures

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    2.3 Other receipts available to be used

    Table 2.3 provides details of other receipts available to be used and include CAC body 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 cost recovery arrangements within AMSA. Further explanation of AMSA's cost recovery arrangements is provided in Section 4.2: Cost recovery arrangements.

    Table 2.3: Other receipts available to be used1

    AMSA may make determinations fixing charges for its services under section 47 of the AMSA Act, which requires these charges to be reasonably related to the costs incurred. AMSA provides a range of marine services for which it makes a charge based on the average cost of delivering a specific service or the time taken to deliver the service multiplied by a standard hourly rate. Charges may also include waiting time, travelling expenses and cancellation fees associated with particular services. The change in these receipts are discussed further in Section 5.1: Analysis of Budgeted Financial Statements.

    AMSA marine services include: fee-for-service inspection of ship design, cargo, and ships' safety equipment and reinspection of ships for rectification of deficiencies identified in port State control inspections; activities involved with issuing qualifications (certificates of competency) to seafarers (conducting oral practical examinations for navigating and engineering officers and assessing sea time prerequisites for qualifications); issuing and renewing coastal pilot licences; and services provided by the Shipping Registration Office.

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    2.4 Movement of administered funds between years

    Table 2.4: Movement of administered funds between years

    AMSA did not move administered funds between years.

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    2.5 Special Appropriations

    Table 2.5: Estimates of expenses from special appropriations

    AMSA is largely self-funded through three levies on the commercial shipping industry corresponding to its marine safety, regulatory and environment protection services:

    • The Marine Navigation Levy is imposed under the Marine Navigation Levy Act 1989 and Marine Navigation Levy Collection Act 1989 and funds maintenance and management of Australia's national network of aids to navigation for commercial shipping
    • The Regulatory Functions Levy is imposed under the Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Act 1991 and Marine Navigation (Regulatory Functions) Levy Collection Act 1991 and funds the regulation and surveillance of the shipping industry to ensure seaworthiness and safe operation of vessels in Australian waters and enhancing maritime safety and environment protection standards
    • The Protection of the Sea Levy is imposed under the Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981 and Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy Collection) Act 1981 and funds the operation of Australia's National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil and Other Noxious and Hazardous Substances. It also will fund, on the basis of full cost recovery from the shipping industry, the National Maritime Emergency Response Arrangements (NMERA). This involves AMSA contracting emergency towage vessels at strategic locations around the Australian coast. AMSA also is to regulate, monitor and coordinate emergency response as national decision-maker when there is a significant pollution risk in relation to a ship in Australia's waters and around Australia's coast. It continues from the Department's Budget measure in the 2005-06 Budget under Maritime Emergency Towage Services. The change required in the levy to fund the NMERA is further discussed in section 4.2, Cost Recovery Arrangements, and section 5.1, Analysis of Budgeted Financial Statements.

    The Australian Government receives levy payments from the shipping industry imposed by the levy legislation and these funds are appropriated under Section 48 of the AMSA Act as special appropriations.

    2.6 Special Accounts

    Table 2.6: Estimates of special account flows and balances

    AMSA does not maintain special accounts.

    2.7 Administered capital and departmental equity injections and loans

    Administered capital

    AMSA did not receive administered capital in 2006-07.

    Departmental Equity Injections

    The total appropriation for departmental equity injections to be received by AMSA in 2006-07 is $0.1m. The equity injections relate to the ongoing measures in the 2005-06 Budget to strengthen AMSA's search and rescue capability, which are further discussed in Section 5.1: Analysis of Budgeted Financial Statements.

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    1This amount differ from the amount shown as revenue from other sources at Table 3.1, which reports accrued revenues, as opposed to Table 2.3, which reports cash receipts.

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