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Note 6. People and Relationships

This section describes a range of employment and post-employment benefits provided to our people and our relationships with other key people.

Note 6.1. Employee Provisions

Note 6.1A: Employee Provisions
  2017 2016
  $'000 $'000
Annual leave 20,081 20,047
Long service leave 48,236 48,170
Other employee provisions 352 227
Total employee provisions 68,669 68,444
Employee provisions expected to be settled    
   No more than 12 months 18,893 18,373
   More than 12 months 49,776 50,071
Total employee provisions 68,669 68,444

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Note 6.1B: Administered—Employee Provisions
  2017 2016
  $'m $'m
Leave 2 2
Total employee provisions 2 2

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Note 6.2. Key Management Personnel Remuneration

  2017 2016
  $ $
Short-term employee benefits 2,095,866 2,024,729
Post-employment benefits 328,118 295,915
Other long-term employee benefits 226,057 224,147
Total key management personnel remuneration expenses1 2,650,041 2,544,791

The total number of senior management personnel that are included in the above table is 7. (2016: 8)

1The above key management personnel remuneration excludes the remuneration and other benefits of the Portfolio Minister. The Portfolio Minister's remuneration and other benefits are set by the Remuneration Tribunal and are not paid by the entity.

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Note 6.3. Related Party Disclosures

Related party relationships

The entity is an Australian Government controlled entity. Related parties to this entity are Key Management Personnel including the Portfolio Minister (The Minister for the Department of Veterans' Affairs) and Executive.

In accordance with AASB 124, and for the purpose of related party disclosures in the financial statements, key management personnel (KMP) for the Department include any of the following and their close family members:

  • The Minister
  • The Secretary
  • Those staff reporting directly to the Secretary
    • Deputy Secretary/ Chief Operating Officer
    • Deputy President
    • Commissioner
    • First Assistant Secretary, Commemorations & War Graves
    • Chief Finance Officer
    • Assistant Secretary, Provider Engagement and Assurance/General Manager, Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme
  • Close family members of the key management personnel
  • Organisations in which the KMP have controlling interests.

Transactions with related parties

Given the breadth of Government activities, related parties may transact with the government sector in the same capacity as ordinary citizens.

Giving consideration to relationships with related entities, and transactions entered into during the reporting period by the entity, it has been determined that there no related party transactions to be separately disclosed.

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