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Retrieving Data

Note 7

For The Year Ended 31 March 2012

OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES

GROUP PARENT
2012 2011 2012 2011
For the year ended 31 March 2012 Note $000 $000 $000 $000
Audit fees and expenses 289 211 254 176
Fees paid for other audit related services provided by the auditors* 109 78 109 78
Fees paid for taxation advice, compliance and planning services provided by the auditors 325 205 325 205
Bad debts written off

37

1,515 1,708 1,515 1,708
Directors’ fees

34

580 613 580 613
Donations 683 851 645 830
Loss/(gain) on foreign exchange 2,596 240 2,467 284
Generation development expenditure 13,751 7,239 7,858 5,806
Marketing expenditure 2,568 2,117 2,568 2,117
Computer maintenance and support costs 3,679 3,115 3,679 3,115
Other administration costs 9,530 9,427 11,358 10,996
Rental and operating lease costs 234 251 20,770 20,892
35,859 26,055 52,128 46,820
 

* Other audit related services provided by the auditors includes reviews of unaudited interim financial statements, carbon assurance services and assistance with cost of capital determination.

The Parent entity reimburses subsidiaries for the use of generation assets and records these as rental and operating lease costs. The future minimum payments are contingent in nature and therefore not able to be quantified.