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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 implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, and for related purposes
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Registered 05 Nov 2012
Introduced HR 30 Oct 2012

2010‑2011‑2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Bill (No. 2) 2012‑2013

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Finance and Deregulation)

 

 

A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             2

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2

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 assets and liabilities items............................................. 5

8............ Other departmental items..................................................................... 5

Part 3—Adjusting appropriation items                                                                    6

9............ Reducing administered assets and liabilities items and other departmental items      6

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                         7

10.......... Crediting amounts to Special Accounts............................................... 7

11.......... Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.............................. 7

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated       8

 


A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Act (No. 2) 2012‑2013.

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 Outcomes”.

Agency means:

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

                     (b)  the High Court of Australia.

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 2013.

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)  a State, ACT, NT and local government item;

                     (b)  an administered item;

                     (c)  an administered assets and liabilities item;

                     (d)  an other departmental item;

other departmental item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to an Agency opposite the heading “Equity Injections”.

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) 2012‑2013 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2012‑2013.

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 (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Act (No. 1) 2012‑2013.

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

State, ACT, NT and local government item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 opposite an outcome for an Agency under the heading “Payments to States, ACT, NT and local government”.

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 $267,980,000.

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 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 (Implementation of the Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers) Act (No. 1) 2012‑2013; or

                     (c)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2012‑2013; or

                     (d)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2012‑2013.

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  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.

Part 3Adjusting appropriation items

  

9  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 Prime Minister or a Minister acting on behalf of the Prime Minister; or

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

                     (c)  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)  Despite subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, the determination must not be rescinded, revoked, amended or varied.

             (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

  

10  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.

11  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 11.

  

 

Abstract

 

 

Page

Reference

 

Portfolio

 

Total

 

 

 $'000

 

 

 

12

Immigration and Citizenship

267,980

 

 

 

 

Total

267,980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2012‑2013

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2012‑2013

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1,000

1,000

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney‑General’s

216,291

216,291

 

 

 

 

 

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

4,843,005

4,843,005

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

17,857

17,857

 

 

 

 

 

Defence

18,421

18,421

 

 

 

 

 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

6,520

6,520

 

 

 

 

 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

66,056

66,056

 

 

 

 

 

Finance and Deregulation

197,556

197,556

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade

585,705

585,705

 

 

 

 

 

Health and Ageing

72,303

72,303

 

 

 

 

 

Human Services

41,071

41,071

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration and Citizenship

267,980

267,980

24,556

24,556

 

 

 

 

 

Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

43,722

43,722

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure and Transport

3,561

3,561

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

9,600

9,600

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

62,449

62,449

 

 

 

 

 

Resources, Energy and Tourism

200

200

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Continued

200,427

200,427

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury

141,047

141,047

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

267,980

267,980

6,551,347

6,551,347

 

Immigration and Citizenship PORTFOLIO

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2012‑2013

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2012‑2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

267,980

267,980

24,515

24,515

 

 

 

 

 

Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal

41

41

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Immigration and Citizenship

267,980

267,980

24,556

24,556

 

Immigration and Citizenship PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2012‑2013

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2012‑2013

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2011‑2012

 

 

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

600

 

 

24,515

 

 

11,698

Administered Assets and Liabilities

 

 

267,380

 

 

 

 

23,966

Total: Department of Immigration and Citizenship

267,980