|Metadata item type:||Data Element Concept|
|Definition:||Net expenditure on new and second-hand fixed assets, land and intangible assets excluding capitalised interest.|
To enable analysis of welfare expenditure at the national level.
There is a considerable interest in expenditure data at the national level from many different potential users.
This metadata item is based on relevant sections of the Economic Type Framework Classification (ETF) within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Australian System of Government Finance Statistics (GFS). The GFS summarises the broad reporting requirements of government bodies for Public Sector Accounts. As part of these reporting requirements, governments need to obtain certain information from funded organisations. This metadata item is presented in the interests of facilitating reporting.
The ETF is based on established accounting principles and specifies an operating statement, cash flow statement, reconciliation statement, supplementary statement, intra-unit transfers other than revaluations and accrued transactions, revaluations and other changes in the volume of assets and, a balance sheet.