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Note 7: Other Operating Expenses

GROUP

PARENT

Note

2014

$000

2013

$000

2014

$000

2013

$000

Audit of financial statements

290

336

223

273

Fees paid for other audit related services provided by the auditors*

79

94

79

94

Fees paid for taxation advice and compliance services provided by the auditors

154

179

154

179

Fees paid for financial modelling services provided by the auditors

25

-

25

-

Bad debts written off

40

1,432

1,492

1,432

1,492

Directors' fees

36

628

577

628

577

Donations

721

784

644

762

Loss/(gain) on foreign exchange

(1,721)

(1,151)

(1,635)

(676)

Generation development expenditure

10,455

9,265

3,326

2,494

Marketing expenditure

7,300

3,006

7,300

3,006

Computer maintenance and support costs

5,635

4,700

5,635

4,700

Other administration costs

12,160

10,366

12,206

10,361

Rental and operating lease costs

627

467

20,057

19,408

37,785

30,115

50,074

42,670

* 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.