The following is a summary of the overall financial position of the agency. The information is unaudited.

Financial performance at a glance

The department recorded a favourable net result of $20.7 million in 2019 20, compared with the unfavourable net result of $8.4 million in the revised budget.

The favourable variance is mainly attributable to donated asset income received on completion of the GPO Exchange building fit-out ($25.6m).

The detailed 2019-20 financial statements and notes to the accounts are presented in a separate page.

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The increase in income in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19 is mainly attributable to the donated asset income associated with the GPO Exchange building fit-out.

The decrease in expenses in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19 is mainly attributable to lower employee benefits costs, including a reduction in targeted voluntary separation payments and long service leave expenses, which is partly offset by indexation of costs in 2019-20.

Total operating income for 2019-20, including appropriation, was $235.0 million.  Income from state government appropriations accounted for around 42% of total income. A summary of income by source is shown in the figure below.

Income by category

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Total expenses were $214.2 million in 2019-20.  A summary of expenses by category is shown in the figure below.

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AGD’s net assets increased by $20.4 million during 2019-20. This increase is mainly attributable to the increase in non-current assets due to the completion of the GPO Exchange building fit-out.

The favourable variance for non-current liabilities relates to the GPO Exchange building fit-out. The fit-out was recognised as donated asset income rather than a lease incentive in the Statement of Financial Position.

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Treasurer’s Instruction 11 requires all undisputed account to be paid within 30 days of the date of the receipt of the invoice or claim unless there is a discount or written agreement between the agency and the creditor.

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The department was able to pay 99.2% of all invoices within 30 calendar days (99.4% in 2018-19).  The remaining 0.8% of invoices reflect both disputed accounts and late payment of undisputed accounts.


All consultants below $10,000 each



Consultancies above $10,000 each


Limebridge Australia Pty Ltd

Customer service process review (CBS)


Limebridge Australia Pty Ltd

Business process review (FERU)



Review and evaluate Lawmaster


Ann Vanstone QC

Review of the Royal Commissions Act (SA) 1917


Hon Brian Martin AO QC

Review of major indictable reforms


Capgemini Pty Ltd

Development of complexity index for court matters



Bond compensation and debt recovery project


Auxiliary Judge Gordon Barrett QC

Police Complaints and Discipline Act Reviewer


Kym Davies Consulting

Use of Alice Springs Supreme Court for specific SA matters


KDN Services

Case management system and online forms platform


Information Integrity Solutions

Privacy advice for SA Government agencies


MPH Architects

Architectural work and engineering services


SRA Information Technology

Online liquor and gaming system


Rosslyn Cox and Mark Williams Consulting Pty Ltd

Staff survey and management workshops


Becky Hirst Consulting

Tandanya Adelaide Declaration response workshop





Total all consultancies (rounded)



Data for previous years is available at Data SA website.

See also the Consolidated Financial Report of the Department of Treasury and Finance for total value of consultancy contracts across the South Australian Public Sector.

ContractorsBusiness unitValue

All contractors below $10,000 each



Contractors above $10,000 each


Hays Specialist Recruitment



Hays Specialist Recruitment



Hays Specialist Recruitment



Hays Specialist Recruitment



Evolve Scientific Recruitment



Hudson Global Resources (Aust) Pty Ltd



Hays Specialist Recruitment



Modis Staffing Pty Ltd

Justice Technology Services


Talent International (SA) Pty Ltd



DFP Recruitment Services



DFP Recruitment Services



Hays Specialist Recruitment

Justice Policy and Analytics


DFP Recruitment Services



KPP Ventures Pty Ltd



Hays Specialist Recruitment



Modis Staffing Pty Ltd



Talent International (SA) Pty Ltd



KDN Services Pty Ltd






Total all contractors (rounded)




Data for previous years is available on the Data SA website.

The details of South Australian Government-awarded contracts for goods, services, and works are displayed on the SA Tenders and Contracts website. View the agency list of contracts.

The website also provides details of across government contracts.

Nil to report