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5519.0.55.001 - Government Finance Statistics, Australia, Quarterly, Electronic Delivery, Dec 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/02/2006   
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ABOUT THIS ELECTRONIC RELEASE

This electronic release presents quarterly government finance statistics (GFS) on an accrual accounting basis. All tables are presented in GFS operating statement format for the general government sector, with the exception of Table 2 which presents data for the public non-financial corporations sector.

Quarterly GFS are released for the current financial year only, other than in the September quarter, when the quarters of the previous year are presented.


RELEASE OF QUARTERLY GFS THIS ISSUE
Table
Sept 05
Dec 05
Table 1 All levels of Government - General Government
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Table 2 All Levels of Government - Public Non-Financial Corporations
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Table 3 Commonwealth Government
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Table 4 Total State & Local
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Table 5 New South Wales
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Table 6 Victoria
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Table 7 Queensland
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Table 8 South Australia
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Table 9 Western Australia
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Table 10 Tasmania
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Table 11 Northern Territory
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Table 12 Australian Capital Territory
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The March quarter 2006 issue is expected to be released on 6 June 2006 and the June quarter 2006 issue on 5 Sept 2006, one day before the release of the March quarter 2006 and June quarter 2006 National Accounts publications respectively. Users should check the ABS Release Advice closer to the date for confirmation of the release date.

The contact officer for this release is Jonathan Sim on Canberra (02) 6252 5735.


DECEMBER QUARTER 2005 KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

September quarter 2005 to December quarter 2005 movements -
  • In original terms, taxation revenue increased by $10,093 m to $76,155m.
  • The General government GFS Net operating balance, in original terms, increased by $4,459m to $6,599m.
  • In original terms, the General government GFS Net lending position increased by $2,844m, from $1,929m to $4,773m.
GFS KEY FIGURES: ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, ORIGINAL

Sept qtr 2005
Dec qtr 2005
% change Sept qtr 2005 to Dec qtr 2005
$m
$m
%

Current prices
Taxation revenue
General government
66,062
76,155
15.3
Total revenue
General government
82,525
89,945
9.0
Public Non-Financial corporations
17,097
18,292
7.0
Total expenses
General government
80,385
83,346
3.7
Public Non-Financial corporations
17,615
16,211
-8.0
GFS Net operating balance
General government
2,140
6,599
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
-518
2,081
..
GFS Net lending(+)/borrowing(-)
General government
1,929
4,773
..
Public Non-Financial corporations
-1,715
7
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QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES

The table below includes the key public sector aggregates for the December quarter 2005 from the forthcoming national accounts publication. The key figures shown include Government Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation for general government and public corporations, seasonally adjusted for current prices and in chain volume terms.
  • In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, total general government final consumption expenditure increased by 2.7% in December quarter 2005.
  • General government gross fixed capital formation, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, decreased by 8.0% in December quarter 2005.

QUARTERLY NATIONAL ACCOUNTS PUBLIC SECTOR MEASURES - KEY FIGURES, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Sept qtr 2005
Dec qtr 2005
% change Sept qtr 2005 to Dec qtr 2005
$m
$m
%

Current Prices
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
3,716
4,049
9.0
National - non-defence
13,420
14,276
6.4
Total national
17,136
18,325
6.9
State and local
25,391
25,772
1.5
Total general government final consumption expenditure
42,527
44,097
3.7
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
304
244
-19.8
National - non-defence
808
811
0.3
Total national
1,112
1,054
-5.2
State and local
3,907
3,588
-8.2
Total general government
5,019
4,643
-7.5
Public corporations
Commonwealth
836
1,113
33.2
State and local
2,719
2,945
8.3
Total public corporations
3,555
4,059
14.2
Total public gross fixed capital formation
8,574
8,701
1.5
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-170
-175
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Chain Volume (b)
General government final consumption expenditure (a)
National - defence
3,635
3,967
9.1
National - non-defence
12,351
12,936
4.7
Total national
15,986
16,902
5.7
State and local
23,480
23,646
0.7
Total general government final consumption expenditure
39,466
40,548
2.7
Public gross fixed capital formation
General government
National - defence
348
280
-19.4
National - non-defence
817
818
0.1
Total national
1,165
1,098
-5.7
State and local
3,773
3,443
-8.7
Total general government
4,938
4,542
-8.0
Public corporations
Commonwealth
845
1,129
33.5
State and local
2,578
2,771
7.5
Total public corporations
3,424
3,899
13.9
Total public gross fixed capital formation
8361
8441
1.0
Memorandum item
Net purchases of second-hand assets by public sector
-170
-169
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(a) See paragraph 35 of the Explanatory Notes for the relationship between general government final consumption expenditure and GFS aggregates.
(b) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2003-04.



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