The statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

Statement of changes in equity for the period ended 30 June 2015
  Contributed Equity Retained Earnings Total Equity
  2015
$’000
2014
$’000
2015
$’000
$’000 2015
$’000
2014
$’000
Opening Balance  
Balance carried forward from previous period 4,736 4,618 39,343 35,731 44,079 40,349
Opening balance 4,736 4,618 39,343   44,079 40,349
Comprehensive Income  
Surplus for the period 1,546   1,546 3,612
Total comprehensive income attributable
to the Australian Government
1,546   1,546 3,612
Transactions With Owners  
Distributions to owners
Repeal of capital appropriation (2,295)   (2,295)  
Departmental capital budget 442 118   442 118
Total transactions with owners (1,853) 118   (1,853) 118
Closing Balance Attributable to the
Australian Government
2,883 4,736 40,889   43,772 44,079