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A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government in relation to nation building and jobs, and for related purposes
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Registered 05 Feb 2009
Introduced HR 04 Feb 2009

2008‑2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008‑2009

 

No.      , 2009

 

(Finance and Deregulation)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government in relation to nation building and jobs, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               1

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

4............ Portfolio Statements........................................................................... 3

5............ Notional payments, receipts etc......................................................... 4

Part 2—Appropriation items                                                                                             5

6............ Summary of appropriations............................................................... 5

7............ Departmental items............................................................................ 5

8............ Administered items............................................................................. 5

9............ CAC Act body payment items.......................................................... 6

Part 3—Adjusting appropriation items                                                                        7

10.......... Reducing departmental items.............................................................. 7

11.......... Reducing administered items.............................................................. 7

12.......... Reducing CAC Act body payment items........................................... 8

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                       10

13.......... Crediting amounts to Special Accounts............................................ 10

14.......... Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.......................... 10

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated      11

 


A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the ordinary annual services of the Government in relation to nation building and jobs, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Act (No. 1) 2008‑2009.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

administered item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 opposite an outcome for an Agency under the heading “Administered Expenses”.

Agency means:

                     (a)  an Agency within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997; or

                     (b)  the High Court of Australia.

CAC Act body means:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth authority within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997; or

                     (b)  a Commonwealth company within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997.

CAC Act body payment item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a CAC Act body under the heading “Administered Expenses”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes for CAC Act bodies, under the heading “Administered Expenses”, are “notional”. They are not part of the item, and do not in any way restrict the scope of the expenditure authorised by the item.

Chief Executive has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

current year means the financial year ending on 30 June 2009.

departmental item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to an Agency under the heading “Departmental Outputs”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes, under the heading “Departmental Outputs”, are “notional”. They are not part of the item, and do not in any way restrict the scope of the expenditure authorised by the item.

expenditure means payments for expenses, acquiring assets, making loans or paying liabilities.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

item means an administered item, a CAC Act body payment item or a departmental item.

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements means the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2008‑2009 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2008‑2009.

Portfolio Budget Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2008‑2009 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2008‑2009.

Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements means the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for this Act and the Bill for the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Act (No. 2) 2008‑2009.

Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements means the Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Act (No. 1) 2008‑2009 and the Bill for the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Act (No. 2) 2008‑2009.

Special Account has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

4  Portfolio Statements

                   The Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements and Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements are hereby declared to be relevant documents for the purposes of section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Note:          See paragraph 15AB(2)(g) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

5  Notional payments, receipts etc.

                   For the purposes of this Act, notional transactions between Agencies are to be treated as if they were real transactions.

Note:          This section applies, for example, to a “payment” between Agencies that are both part of the Commonwealth. One of the effects of this section is that the payment will be debited from an appropriation for the paying Agency, even though no payment is actually made from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.


 

Part 2Appropriation items

  

6  Summary of appropriations

                   The total of the items specified in Schedule 1 is $89,000,000.

Note 1:       Items in Schedule 1 can be adjusted under Part 3 of this Act.

Note 2:       See also sections 30 to 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, which provide for adjustments of amounts appropriated by this Act.

7  Departmental items

                   The amount specified in a departmental item for an Agency may be applied for the departmental expenditure of the Agency.

Note:          The Finance Minister manages the expenditure of public money through the issue of drawing rights under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

8  Administered items

             (1)  The amount specified in an administered item for an outcome for an Agency may be applied for expenditure for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

Note:          The Finance Minister manages the expenditure of public money through the issue of drawing rights under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

             (2)  If the Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements or Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements indicate that activities of a particular kind were intended to be treated as activities in respect of a particular outcome, then expenditure for the purpose of carrying out those activities is taken to be expenditure for the purpose of contributing to achieving the outcome.

9  CAC Act body payment items

             (1)  The amount specified in a CAC Act body payment item for a CAC Act body may be paid to the body to be applied for the purposes of the body.

Note:          The Finance Minister manages the expenditure of public money through the issue of drawing rights under the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  an Act provides that a CAC Act body must be paid amounts that are appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the body; and

                     (b)  Schedule 1 contains a CAC Act body payment item for that body;

then the body must be paid the full amount specified in the item.


 

Part 3Adjusting appropriation items

  

10  Reducing departmental items

             (1)  A written request to reduce a departmental item for an Agency may be made to the Finance Minister by:

                     (a)  the Minister who is responsible for the Agency; or

                     (b)  if the Finance Minister is responsible for the Agency—the Chief Executive of the Agency.

             (2)  If a request is made under subsection (1), the Finance Minister may, by writing, determine that the item is to be reduced by the amount specified in the request.

             (3)  However, the determination has no effect to the extent that it would reduce the item below nil, after subtracting amounts that have been applied under Part 2 in respect of the item.

             (4)  The item is taken to be reduced in accordance with the determination.

             (5)  A request made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (6)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument and, despite subsection 44(2) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, section 42 (disallowance) of that Act applies to the determination. However, Part 6 (sunsetting) of that Act does not apply to the determination.

11  Reducing administered items

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  an annual report for an Agency for the current year is tabled in the Parliament; and

                     (b)  the report specifies the amount required by the Agency in respect of an administered item for the Agency; and

                     (c)  the required amount is less than the amount of the item;

the item is taken to be reduced to the required amount.

             (2)  The Finance Minister may, by writing, determine that subsection (1):

                     (a)  does not apply in relation to the item; or

                     (b)  applies as if the amount specified in the annual report were the amount specified in the determination.

             (3)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument and, despite subsection 44(2) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, section 42 (disallowance) of that Act applies to the determination. However, Part 6 (sunsetting) of that Act does not apply to the determination.

12  Reducing CAC Act body payment items

             (1)  A written request to reduce a CAC Act body payment item for a CAC Act body may be made to the Finance Minister by:

                     (a)  the Minister who is responsible for the body; or

                     (b)  if the Finance Minister is responsible for the body—the Secretary of the Department.

Note:          For Department, see subsection 19A(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

             (2)  If a request is made under subsection (1), the Finance Minister may, by writing, determine that the item is to be reduced by the amount specified in the request.

             (3)  However, the determination has no effect to the extent that it would reduce the item below nil, after subtracting amounts that have been paid to the body in respect of the item.

             (4)  The item is taken to be reduced in accordance with the determination.

             (5)  Subsection 9(2) does not limit the reduction of a CAC Act body payment item under this section.

             (6)  A request made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (7)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument and, despite subsection 44(2) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, section 42 (disallowance) of that Act applies to the determination. However, Part 6 (sunsetting) of that Act does not apply to the determination.


 

Part 4Miscellaneous

  

13  Crediting amounts to Special Accounts

                   If any of the purposes of a Special Account is a purpose that is covered by an item (whether or not the item expressly refers to the Special Account), then amounts may be debited against the appropriation for that item and credited to that Special Account.

14  Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund

                   The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated as necessary for the purposes of this Act, including the operation of this Act as affected by the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.


Schedule 1Services for which money is appropriated

Note:       See sections 6 and 14.

  

 

Abstract

 

 

Page

Reference

 

Portfolio

 

Total

 

 

$'000

 

 

 

14

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

39,000

16

Treasury

50,000

 

 

 

 

Total

89,000

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2008‑2009

Budget and Supplementary Appropriation (italic figures)—2008‑2009

 

 

Portfolio

Departmental

Outputs

Administered

Expenses

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

356,378

454,952

811,330

 

 

 

 

Attorney‑General’s

3,282,381

592,774

3,875,155

 

 

 

 

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

196,702

1,258,649

1,455,351

 

 

 

 

Defence

19,790,819

133,228

19,924,047

 

 

 

 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

2,163,107

4,786,063

6,949,170

 

 

 

 

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

39,000

39,000

743,521

1,966,860

2,710,381

 

 

 

 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

1,533,195

1,765,063

3,298,258

 

 

 

 

Finance and Deregulation

323,379

200,086

523,465

 

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade

1,348,773

3,175,632

4,524,405

 

 

 

 

Health and Ageing

641,998

5,262,698

5,904,696

 

 

 

 

Human Services

1,689,621

139,184

1,828,805

 

 

 

 

Immigration and Citizenship

1,224,795

483,808

1,708,603

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

229,964

486,634

716,598

 

 

 

 

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

310,608

1,624,605

1,935,213

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

377,263

42,770

420,033

 

 

 

 

Resources, Energy and Tourism

207,845

432,961

640,806

 

 

 

 

Treasury

38,500

11,500

50,000

3,786,552

8,434

3,794,986

 

 

 

 

Total: Bill 1

38,500

50,500

89,000

 

38,206,901

22,814,401

61,021,302

 


Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts PORTFOLIO

Summary

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2008‑2009

Budget and Supplementary Appropriation (italic figures)—2008‑2009

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Departmental

Outputs

Administered

Expenses

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

 

39,000

39,000

469,866

1,562,396

2,032,262

 

 

 

 

Payments to CAC Act bodies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia Council

 

 

 

160,640

160,640

 

 

 

 

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

 

 

 

23,301

23,301

 

 

 

 

Australian National Maritime Museum

 

 

 

23,069

23,069

 

 

 

 

National Film and Sound Archive

 

 

 

25,172

25,172

 

 

 

 

National Gallery of Australia

 

 

 

41,796

41,796

 

 

 

 

National Library of Australia

 

 

 

57,680

57,680

 

 

 

 

National Museum of Australia

 

 

 

40,275

40,275

 

 

 

 

Screen Australia

 

 

 

31,389

31,389

 

 

 

 

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

 

 

 

24

24

 

 

 

 

Bureau of Meteorology

244,804

244,804

 

 

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

20,480

800

21,280

 

 

 

 

National Water Commission

8,371

318

8,689

 

 

 

 

Total: Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

39,000

39,000

743,521

1,966,860

2,710,381

 

 

 

 

 

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2008‑2009

Budget and Supplementary Appropriation (italic figures)—2008‑2009

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2007‑2008

 

 

Departmental Outputs

Administered Expenses

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, WATER, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS

 

 

 

Outcome 1 ‑

The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved

 

 

 

39,000

39,000

254,069

677,782

935,025

271,269

702,841

974,110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

39,000

39,000

 

 

 

 

 



Treasury PORTFOLIO

Summary

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2008‑2009

Budget and Supplementary Appropriation (italic figures)—2008‑2009

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Departmental

Outputs

Administered

Expenses

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

Department of the Treasury

146,446

5,000

151,446

 

 

 

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics

282,775

282,775

 

 

 

 

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

139,227

139,227

 

 

 

 

Australian Office of Financial Management

8,467

10

8,477

 

 

 

 

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

5,036

5,036

 

 

 

 

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

298,963

3,424

302,387

 

 

 

 

Australian Taxation Office

38,500

11,500

50,000

2,861,097

2,861,097

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Grants Commission

7,809

7,809

 

 

 

 

Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee

1,031

1,031

 

 

 

 

Inspector General of Taxation

2,167

2,167

 

 

 

 

National Competition Council

2,781

2,781

 

 

 

 

Office of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

 

 

 

 

Office of the Australian Accounting Standards Board

 

 

 

 

Productivity Commission

30,753

30,753

 

 

 

 

Total: Treasury

38,500

11,500

50,000

3,786,552

8,434

3,794,986

 

 

 

 

 


Treasury PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2008‑2009

Budget and Supplementary Appropriation (italic figures)—2008‑2009

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2007‑2008

 

 

Departmental Outputs

Administered Expenses

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE

 

 

 

Outcome 1 ‑

Effectively managed and shaped systems that support and fund services for Australians and give effect to social and economic policy through the tax, superannuation, excise and other related systems

 

 

 

38,500

11,500

50,000

2,861,097

2,798,805

1,100

2,861,097

2,799,905

 

 

 

 

Total: Australian Taxation Office

38,500

11,500

50,000