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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 249 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2018 by Hon Colin Holt

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 11 April 2018

CAMP SCHOOLS — CLOSURE

249. Hon COLIN HOLT to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's answer to question without notice 141, asked in the Legislative Council on 22 March 2018, in relation to camp school funding.

(1) Can the minister outline how the operating deficits were calculated?

(2) Do these figures include the salary and cash flow in, and the returned revenue from, for each camp school?

(3) Do the figures in the table also include camp project programs?

(4) If yes to (3), how were the 2017 operating deficits calculated?

(5) What is the operating cost for each of the seven camp schools for the last five years?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The operating deficit reflects the difference between the total expenditure of the camp schools, excluding expenditure incurred centrally, and locally raised revenue such as fees.

(2) The calculation includes salary costs within the camp school's total expenditure, and the income generated by the camp school is reflected in the calculation under locally raised revenue. However, the calculation excludes the payment of revenue remitted back to the Department of Education, funding to camp schools from the department, the transfer of funding between schools and the transfer of funds to reserves. Expenditure incurred centrally by the department on behalf of the camp schools has also been excluded, and this includes depreciation costs.

(3) The department is unaware of what is meant by ''camp project'' programs.

(4) Not applicable.

(5) This answer is in tabular form and I seek leave to have it incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The following material was incorporated —

 

School

2013

Total Expenditure

2014

Total Expenditure

2015

Total Expenditure

2016

Total Expenditure

2017

Total Expenditure

Bridgetown Camp School

$707 703

$827 375

$965 950

$918 984

$1 078 374

Broome Camp School

$870 435

$1 052 771

$1 250 393

$1 212 362

$1 387 764

Pilbara Camp School

$726 180

$769 393

$853 923

$704 194

$788 958

Geraldton Camp School

$654 477

$652 756

$786 292

$791 162

$883 491

Goldfields Camp School

$868 718

$795 682

$1 112 163

$1 062 644

$1 136 209

Pemberton Camp School

$634 804

$685 469

$738 758

$681 069

$674 635

Point Peron Camp School

$1 152 355

$1 333 465

$1 323 501

$1 558 994

$1 398 426

Total

$5 614 672

$6 116 909

$7 030 981

$6 929 409

$7 347 857

The total amounts in the table may not sum to the individual camp figures due to rounding