Statement of financial position

The total equity of the department at 30 June 2018 was $1160 million.

Table 58: Departmental equity, assets and liabilities
  2015-16
$ million
2016-17
$ million
2017-18
$ million
Equity 698.0 847.3 1,160.0
Assets 2,061.1 2,256.2 2,808.1
Liabilities 1,363.1 1,408.9 1,648.1

Equity

The total equity of the department at 30 June 2018 was $1,160 million.

Assets

The department’s total assets increased by 24.5 per cent from the end of 2016–17 to $2,808.1 million at 30 June 2018. The department’s assets are primarily retained appropriations and non-financial assets.

Liabilites

The department’s total liabilities increased by 17 per cent from the end of 2016–17 to $1,648.1 million at 30 June 2018. The department’s liabilities primarily relate to accrued payments and staff provisions.

Administered items

In 2017–18 the department collected and transferred $1.6 billion in child support payments between separated parents.

The department recognised $24.5 million in dividends and competitive neutrality payments on behalf of the Australian Government from Australian Hearing.

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