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Note 4: Expenses

  2011
$’000
2010
$’000
4A Employee benefits
Wages and salaries 43,477 36,653
Superannuation:

Defined contribution plans

4,158 3,532

Defined Benefits Plan

3,280 3,009
Leave and other entitlements 5,314 3,862
Separation and redundancies (96) 309
Other 1,983 1,814
Total employee benefits 58,116 49,179
 
4B Suppliers
Goods and services
Consultants 1,910 1,375
Legal expenses 3,668 4,823
Contractors 702 734
Assurance Services 1,077 1,851
Education and conference delivery 2,030 2,195
Information Communication Technology 5,552 5,115
Property Services 1,825 1,330
Travel 3,106 1,878
Other 2,354 1,516
Total goods and services 22,224 20,817
 
Goods and services are made up of:

Provision of goods - external entities

1,529 1,417

Rendering of services - related entities

803 1,193

Rendering of services - external entities

19,892 18,207
Total goods and services 22,224 20,817
 
Other supplier expenses
Operating lease rentals – external parties:

Minimum lease payments

5,334 5,033
Total other supplier expenses 5,334 5,033
 
Total Suppliers 27,558 25,850
 
4C Depreciation and amortisation
Depreciation

Property, plant and equipment

4,062 2,915
Total depreciation 4,062 2,915
 
Amortisation

Intangibles – computer software

549 398
Total amortisation 549 398
 
Total depreciation and amortisation 4,611 3,313
 
4D Finance costs
Unwinding of discount 73 57
Total finance costs 73 57
 
4E Write-down and impairment of assets
Asset write-downs and impairments from:

Revaluation of property, plant and equipment

49 -
Total write-down and impairment of assets 49 -
 
4F Losses from asset sales
Property, plant and equipment:

Proceeds from sale

(30) -

Carrying value of assets disposed

35 -
Total losses from asset sales 5 -
 
4G Workers’ compensation claims expense
Workers’ compensation claims expenses paid and payable (net) 244,202 236,030
Add net movement in workers’ compensation claims provision 214,900 93,600
Total workers’ compensation claims expense 459,102 329,630
 
4H Pre-premium claims expense
Incapacity 24,207 27,793
Legal including common law 427 806
Medical, travel and other 10,639 11,394
  35,273 39,993
Less: recoveries from third parties - (35)
  35,273 39,958
Less movements during reporting period:

Pre-premiums claims provision

(22,900) (11,500)
Total pre-premium claim expenses 12,373 28,458
 
4I Premium claims expense
Incapacity  123,945 115,227
Legal including common law 13,142 16,158
Medical, travel and other 77,152 69,405
  214,239 200,790
Less: recoveries from third parties (5,310) (4,718)
  208,929 196,072
Add movements during reporting period:

Premium claims provision

236,100 85,700

Recoveries receivable

1,700 19,400
  237,800 105,100
Total premium claims expenses 446,729 301,172
 
4J  Common law asbestos related disease claims expense
Common law asbestos related disease claim payments 15,734 22,447
Add/(less) net movements during reporting period:
 Asbestos Claims Provision (10,760) (47,497)
 Recoveries receivable (2,650) (5,650)
 Common law asbestos related disease claims provision (13,410) (53,147)
Total common law asbestos related disease claims expense 2,324 (30,700)