Note 19. Other Expenses

 

2015
$’000

2014
$’000

Miscellaneous Expensesa

3,302

1,004

Legal Settlementsb

1,935

2,999

Waivers, Impairment Losses and Write-offs (see Note 20)

2,244

2,338

Loss on Sale of Assets

12

49

Loss on De-recognition of Motor Vehicle Under a Finance Leasec

5,286

-

Total Other Expenses

12,779

6,390

  1. The increase relates to the write off of audio visual equipment that was bought for the Telehealth project for use throughout Southern New South Wales and for the return of grant money to Health Workforce Australia that related to clinical training subsidies.
  2. 2013-14 included medical negligence legal claims settled in 2013‑14 due to the civil blitz arrangements introduced by the ACT Courts resulting in better case management of older claims and court ordered mediations.
  3. The loss on de-recognition of motor vehicle under a finance lease is in accordance with the whole-of-government vehicle leasing arrangements, which took effect on 23 April 2015. The net impact of the gross loss of $5.29 million on the derecognition of the leased vehicles and the gross gain of $5.47 million on the derecognition of the finance lease liability (refer to Note 11: Other Gains) was a net gain of $0.18 million.  Also refer to Note 2(w): Summary of Significant Accounting Polices – leases.