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Note 7: Other Operating Expenses


       
GROUP PARENT
Note 2013
$000
2012
$000
2013
$000
2012
$000

Audit fees and expenses 336 289 273 254
Fees paid for other audit related services provided by the auditors* 94 109 94 109
Fees paid for taxation advice, compliance and planning services provided by the auditors 179 325 179 325
Bad debts written off 1,492 1,515 1,492 1,515
Directors' fees 577 580 577 580
Donations 784 683 762 645
Loss/(gain) on foreign exchange (1,151) 2,596 (676) 2,467
Generation development expenditure 9,265 13,751 2,494 7,858
Marketing expenditure 3,006 2,568 3,006 2,568
Computer maintenance and support costs 4,700 3,679 4,700 3,679
Other administration costs 10,366 9,530 10,361 11,358
Rental and operating lease costs 467 234 19,408 20,770
30,115 35,859 42,670 52,128
           

* Other audit related services provided by the auditors includes reviews of unaudited interim financial statements and carbon assurance services.

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.