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A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to water entitlements, and for related purposes
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Registered 18 Nov 2009
Introduced HR 18 Nov 2009

2008‑2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (Water Entitlements) Bill 2009‑2010

 

No.      , 2009

 

(Finance and Deregulation)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to water entitlements, 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............ Administered items............................................................................. 5

8............ Administered assets and liabilities items............................................ 5

9............ Other departmental items................................................................... 6

10.......... CAC Act body payment items.......................................................... 6

Part 3—Adjusting appropriation items                                                                        7

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

12.......... Reducing administered assets and liabilities items and other departmental items   7

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

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                       10

14.......... Crediting amounts to Special Accounts............................................ 10

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

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated      11

 


A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to water entitlements, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (Water Entitlements) Act 2009‑2010.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

administered assets and liabilities item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to an Agency opposite the heading “Administered Assets and Liabilities”.

administered item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 opposite an outcome for an Agency under the heading “New 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 amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a CAC Act body under the heading “Non‑operating”.

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 2010.

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

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

item means any of the following:

                     (a)  an administered item;

                     (b)  an administered assets and liabilities item;

                     (c)  an other departmental item;

                     (d)  a CAC Act body payment item.

other departmental item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to an Agency:

                     (a)  opposite the heading “Equity Injections”; or

                     (b)  opposite the heading “Loans”; or

                     (c)  opposite the heading “Previous Years’ Outputs”.

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) 2009‑2010 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2009‑2010.

Portfolio Statements means:

                     (a)  the Portfolio Budget Statements; and

                     (b)  the Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements.

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 this Act and the Bill for the Appropriation (Water Entitlements and Home Insulation) Act 2009‑2010.

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

4  Portfolio Statements

                   The Portfolio 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 $650,000,000.

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

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

7  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 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.

8  Administered assets and liabilities items

             (1)  The amount specified in an administered assets and liabilities item for an Agency may be applied for expenditure for the purpose of contributing to achieving any outcome specified for the Agency:

                     (a)  in Schedule 1 to this Act; or

                     (b)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation (Water Entitlements and Home Insulation) Act 2009‑2010; or

                     (c)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2009‑2010; or

                     (d)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2009‑2010.

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 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  Other departmental items

                   The amount specified in an other 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.

10  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

  

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 an 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 administered assets and liabilities items and other departmental items

             (1)  A written request to reduce an administered assets and liabilities item or an other 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.

13  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 10(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

  

14  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.

15  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 15.

  

 

Abstract

 

 

Page

Reference

 

Portfolio

 

Total

 

 

 $'000

 

 

 

14

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

650,000

 

 

 

 

Total

650,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2009‑2010

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2009‑2010

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Expenses

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1,533

1,533

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney‑General’s

117,001

117,001

 

 

 

 

 

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

1,244

29,519

30,763

 

 

 

 

 

Defence

4,383,971

4,383,971

 

 

 

 

 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

3,734,221

49,072

3,783,293

 

 

 

 

 

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

650,000

650,000

19,470

627,475

646,945

 

 

 

 

 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

169,002

169,002

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and Deregulation

120,902

120,902

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade

208,157

208,157

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Ageing

2,300

53,858

56,158

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services

56,918

56,918

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration and Citizenship

31,820

31,820

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

780,386

3,797

784,183

 

 

 

 

 

Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

76,894

76,894

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

86,390

86,390

 

 

 

 

 

Resources, Energy and Tourism

2,330

2,330

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury

72,368

72,368

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

650,000

650,000

4,537,621

6,091,007

10,628,628

 

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts PORTFOLIO

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2009‑2010

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2009‑2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Expenses

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

650,000

650,000

19,470

533,470

552,940

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to CAC Act bodies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian National Maritime Museum

 

 

 

 

1,608

1,608

 

 

 

 

 

National Film and Sound Archive

 

 

 

 

612

612

 

 

 

 

 

National Gallery of Australia

 

 

 

 

32,956

32,956

 

 

 

 

 

National Library of Australia

 

 

 

 

9,743

9,743

 

 

 

 

 

National Museum of Australia

 

 

 

 

1,863

1,863

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

 

 

 

 

16,500

16,500

 

 

 

 

 

Bureau of Meteorology

17,181

17,181

 

 

 

 

 

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

20

20

 

 

 

 

 

Murray‑Darling Basin Authority

13,522

13,522

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

650,000

650,000

19,470

627,475

646,945

 

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts PORTFOLIO

Supplementary Appropriation  (bold figures)—2009‑2010

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2009‑2010

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2008‑2009

 

 

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Expenses

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, WATER, HERITAGE AND THE ARTS

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Administered Assets and Liabilities

 

 

650,000

 

 

527,970

 

 

402,433

Total: Non‑operating

 

 

650,000

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

650,000