37. Summary of other significant accounting policies

AGL Energy Limited (the Parent Entity) is a company limited by shares incorporated in Australia whose shares are publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The address of its registered office is Level 24, 200 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia.

The consolidated financial statements comprise the Parent Entity and its controlled entities (together referred to as AGL). For the purposes of preparing the consolidated financial statements, the Parent Entity is a for-profit entity.

The principal activities of AGL are described in Note 1 .

37.a. Statement of compliance

These consolidated financial statements are general purpose financial statements which have been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations as issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and the Corporations Act 2001.

The consolidated financial statements also comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

The consolidated financial statements were authorised for issue by the Directors on 13 August 2020.

37.b. Basis of preparation

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the basis of historical cost, except for derivative financial instruments and equity instrument financial assets, which are measured at fair value. Historical cost is generally based on the fair values of the consideration given in exchange for assets. All amounts are presented in Australian dollars, which is the functional and presentation currency of AGL, unless otherwise noted.

The Parent Entity is a company of the kind referred to in ASIC Corporations Instrument 2016/191, dated 24 March 2016, and in accordance with that Instrument, amounts in the financial statements are rounded off to the nearest million dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

The significant accounting policies that have been adopted in the preparation and presentation of the consolidated financial statements are set out below.

37.c. Adoption of new and revised accounting standards and Interpretations

AGL has applied the required amendments to Standards and Interpretations that are relevant to its operations and effective for the current reporting period for the first time for the financial year commencing 1 July 2019. These did not have any material impact on the disclosures or on the amounts recognised in AGL's consolidated financial statements.

37.d. Basis of consolidation

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the financial statements of the Parent Entity and entities (including special purpose entities) controlled by the Parent Entity (its subsidiaries). Control is achieved when the Parent Entity is exposed to or has rights to variable returns from its involvement with the entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the entity.

All intra-group transactions, balances, income and expenses are eliminated in full on consolidation.

37.e. Foreign currency transactions and balances

Transactions in foreign currencies are initially recorded in the functional currency by applying the exchange rates at the date of the transaction. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the exchange rate at the end of the reporting period.

Non-monetary items carried at fair value that are denominated in foreign currencies are retranslated at the exchange rates ruling at the date when the fair value was determined. Non-monetary items that are measured in terms of historical cost in a foreign currency are not retranslated.

Foreign exchange differences arising on translation are recognised in profit or loss in the period in which they arise.

37.f. Standards and Interpretations on issue not yet adopted

The following accounting standards, accounting standard amendments and interpretations are due for adoption for the year ending 30 June 2021:

  • AASB 2018-7 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards - Definition of Material (AASB 101 and AASB 108)
  • AASB 2018-6 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Definition of a Business (AASB 3)
  • AASB 2019-5 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Disclosure of the Effect of New IFRS Standards Not Yet Issued in Australia.
  • Amendments to References to the Conceptual Framework in IFRS Standards

The following accounting standards, accounting standard amendments and interpretations are due for adoption for the year ending 30 June 2023:

  • AASB 2014-10 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards: Sale or Contribution of Assets Between an Investor and its Associate or Joint Venture (AASB 10 and AASB 128)
  • AASB 2020-3 Amendments to Australian Accounting Standards – Annual Improvements 2018–2020 and Other Amendments (AASB 1, AASB 3, AASB 9, AASB 116, AASB 137and AASB 141)

The standards and interpretations listed above are not expected to have a material impact on AGL’s financial results or financial position on adoption.

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