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Federal Financial Relations Act 2009

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Act No. 11 of 2009 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform) Act 2012
An Act to provide financial assistance to the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, and for related purposes
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 13 Jul 2012
Start Date 25 Jun 2012
End Date 25 Jun 2012

Federal Financial Relations Act 2009

Act No. 11 of 2009 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 25 June 2012
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 
61 of 2012

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Object.................................................................................................. 1

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 1

Part 2—General revenue assistance                                                                           4

Division 1—GST revenue grants                                                                            4

5............ GST revenue grants............................................................................ 4

6............ GST revenue....................................................................................... 4

7............ Determination of population of a State................................................ 6

8............ GST revenue sharing relativity............................................................ 6

Division 2—Other general revenue assistance                                               7

9............ General purpose financial assistance................................................... 7

Part 3—National specific purpose payments                                                        8

11.......... National specific purpose payments for schools................................. 8

12.......... National specific purpose payments for skills and workforce development             9

13.......... National specific purpose payments for disability services............... 10

14.......... National specific purpose payments for housing services................. 10

15.......... Total amount of financial assistance for the 2008‑2009 financial year 11

Part 3A—National health reform payments                                                       12

15A....... National health reform payments....................................................... 12

Part 4—National partnership payments                                                                13

16.......... National partnership payments.......................................................... 13

Part 5—Payment of grants                                                                                             15

17.......... Advance payments for financial year................................................ 15

18.......... Overpayment or underpayment of grant............................................ 15

19.......... Minister may fix amounts, and times of payments, of financial assistance               15

20.......... Repayment if condition not fulfilled.................................................. 16

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                       17

21.......... Minister to have regard to Intergovernmental Agreement and other agreements      17

22.......... Appropriation.................................................................................... 17

23.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 17

24.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 17

Notes                                                                                                                                             19


An Act to provide financial assistance to the States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, and for related purposes

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on 1 April 2009.

3  Object

                   The object of this Act is to provide ongoing financial support for the delivery of services by the States, through:

                     (a)  general revenue assistance, including the provision of GST revenue grants, to be used by the States for any purpose; and

                     (b)  national specific purpose payments, to be spent by the States on certain service delivery sectors; and

                   (ba)  national health reform payments, to be spent by the States in accordance with the National Health Reform Agreement; and

                     (c)  national partnership payments, to:

                              (i)  support the delivery by the States of specified outputs or projects; or

                             (ii)  facilitate reforms by the States; or

                            (iii)  reward the States for nationally significant reforms.

4  Definitions

                   In this Act:

Appropriation Act means an Act appropriating money for expenditure out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

COAG Reform Fund means the COAG Reform Fund established by section 5 of the COAG Reform Fund Act 2008.

drawing right means a drawing right issued under section 27 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

estimated population of a State has the meaning given by section 7.

general interest charge means the charge worked out under Part IIA of the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

GST has the same meaning as in the GST Act.

GST Act means the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

GST Imposition Acts means the following Acts:

                     (a)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—Customs) Act 1999;

                     (b)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—Excise) Act 1999;

                     (c)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—General) Act 1999;

                     (d)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients)—Customs) Act 2005;

                     (e)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients)—Excise) Act 2005;

                      (f)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition (Recipients)—General) Act 2005.

GST law has the same meaning as in the GST Act.

GST refund provision means a provision of a Commonwealth law the effect of which is to require the Commonwealth to refund some or all of an amount of GST that has been paid, whether or not the provision also applies in relation to other kinds of tax.

GST revenue has the meaning given by section 6.

GST revenue sharing relativity for a State for a payment year has the meaning given by section 8.

Intergovernmental Agreement means the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations that took effect on 1 January 2009.

Note:          The Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations provides an overarching framework for financial transfers between the Commonwealth and the States and related collaboration on policy development and service delivery.

luxury car tax law has the meaning given by section 27‑1 of the A New Tax System (Luxury Car Tax) Act 1999.

National Health Reform Agreement means the National Health Reform Agreement agreed to by the Council of Australian Governments on 2 August 2011, as amended from time to time.

payment year means:

                     (a)  the financial year starting on 1 July 2009; and

                     (b)  each succeeding financial year.

These are described by a figure referring to 2 years (for example, the 2009‑10 payment year is the payment year starting on 1 July 2009).

State includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

wine equalisation tax law has the meaning given by section 33‑1 of the A New Tax System (Wine Equalisation Tax) Act 1999.


 

Part 2General revenue assistance

Division 1GST revenue grants

5  GST revenue grants

                   Subject to this Act, each State is entitled to the payment, by way of financial assistance, for a payment year, of a grant worked out using the formula:

where:

adjusted State population means the estimated population of the State on 31 December in the payment year (see section 7) multiplied by the GST revenue sharing relativity (see section 8) for the State for that year.

adjusted total population means the sum of the adjusted State populations of all of the States for the payment year.

GST revenue means the GST revenue for the payment year (see section 6).

6  GST revenue

             (1)  The Minister must make a determination for each of the matters covered by subsections (3) and (4) stating the amount for the payment year.

             (2)  The GST revenue for a payment year is the difference between:

                     (a)  the sum of all of the amounts determined for matters covered by subsection (3) for the payment year; and

                     (b)  the sum of all of the amounts determined for matters covered by subsection (4) for the payment year.

             (3)  The matters are:

                     (a)  the amount of GST that was collected; and

                     (b)  the amount of general interest charge that was collected to the extent that it is attributable to:

                              (i)  unpaid GST; or

                             (ii)  unpaid general interest charge, being general interest charge payable in respect of unpaid GST; and

                     (c)  the amount of payments made to the Commissioner of Taxation where the payment represents an amount of GST that would have been payable if the Constitution did not prevent tax from being imposed on property of any kind belonging to a State and if section 5 of the GST Imposition Acts had not been enacted; and

                     (d)  the amount of additional amounts of GST that would have been collected if the Commonwealth and Commonwealth entities could be made subject to taxation by a Commonwealth law and if section 177‑1 of the GST Act made those entities actually liable rather than notionally liable; and

                     (e)  the amount, determined in a manner agreed by the Commonwealth and all of the States, that represents amounts of voluntary GST payments that should have, but have not, been paid by local government bodies.

             (4)  The matters are:

                     (a)  the amount that was paid under the GST refund provisions; and

                     (b)  the amount that was payable under the GST refund provisions and that (rather than being paid directly under those provisions) was allocated, applied or refunded in accordance with Part IIB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953;

to the extent that the amounts are attributable to GST.

             (5)  In making determinations for the purposes of this section, the Minister must make such adjustments as are necessary to ensure that any effect that the luxury car tax law or wine equalisation tax law would otherwise have on the amounts of GST, and the amounts attributable to GST, is removed.

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

7  Determination of population of a State

                   The estimated population of a State on 31 December in a payment year is the population of the State on that date as determined by the Australian Statistician after that date and before 31 August in the following payment year.

8  GST revenue sharing relativity

             (1)  The Minister may determine that a factor specified in the determination is the GST revenue sharing relativity for a State for a payment year.

             (2)  Before making a determination under subsection (1), the Minister must consult each of the States.

             (3)  A determination under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.


 

Division 2Other general revenue assistance

9  General purpose financial assistance

             (1)  The Minister may determine that an amount specified in the determination is to be paid to a State specified in the determination for the purpose of making a grant of general purpose financial assistance to the State.

             (2)  If the Minister determines an amount under subsection (1):

                     (a)  that amount must be credited to the COAG Reform Fund; and

                     (b)  the Minister must ensure that, as soon as practicable after the amount is credited, the COAG Reform Fund is debited for the purposes of making the grant.

             (3)  Despite subsection (2), the total amount credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) must not exceed, and the total amount covered by drawing rights authorising debits from the COAG Reform Fund for the purposes of making such grants must not exceed:

                     (a)  in the financial year starting on 1 July 2008—$1,250,000,000; or

                     (b)  in a later financial year in relation to which an Appropriation Act relating to that financial year declares that a specified amount is the general drawing rights limit for the purposes of this section—that specified amount.

             (4)  Despite subsections (2) and (3), if no Appropriation Act relating to a financial year starting after 30 June 2009 declares, in relation to that financial year, that a specified amount is the general drawing rights limit for the purposes of this section:

                     (a)  amounts must not be credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) during that financial year; and

                     (b)  drawing rights must not be issued authorising debits from the COAG Reform Fund for the purposes of making such grants in that financial year.

             (5)  A determination under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.


 

Part 3National specific purpose payments

  

11  National specific purpose payments for schools

             (1)  Financial assistance is payable in accordance with this section to a State, for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008 and for each later financial year, for the purpose of expenditure on schools.

Note:          Financial assistance for non‑government schools is provided for under the Schools Assistance Act 2008.

             (2)  The total amount of all financial assistance payable under subsection (1) to the States for a financial year is:

                     (a)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008—the amount determined by the Minister; or

                     (b)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2009—$3,286,594,000; or

                     (c)  for a later financial year—the total amount under this subsection for the preceding financial year, indexed in accordance with subsection (4).

             (3)  A determination under paragraph (2)(a) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.

Note:          The total amount of all financial assistance payable to the States under subsection (1) of this section and subsections 12(1), 13(1) and 14(1), for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008, is limited by section 15.

             (4)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine the manner in which the total amount under paragraph (2)(c) is to be indexed for a particular financial year. The determination must include a statement of the total amount for that financial year.

             (5)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine, for each financial year, the manner in which the total amount under subsection (2) is to be divided between the States.

             (6)  Financial assistance is payable to a State under this section on condition that the financial assistance is spent on schools.

12  National specific purpose payments for skills and workforce development

             (1)  Financial assistance is payable in accordance with this section to a State, for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008 and for each later financial year, for the purpose of expenditure on skills and workforce development.

             (2)  The total amount of all financial assistance payable under subsection (1) to the States for a financial year is:

                     (a)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008—the amount determined by the Minister; or

                     (b)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2009—$1,317,877,000; or

                     (c)  for a later financial year—the total amount under this subsection for the preceding financial year, indexed in accordance with subsection (4).

             (3)  A determination under paragraph (2)(a) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.

Note:          The total amount of all financial assistance payable to the States under subsection (1) of this section and subsections 11(1), 13(1) and 14(1), for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008, is limited by section 15.

             (4)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine the manner in which the total amount under paragraph (2)(c) is to be indexed for a particular financial year. The determination must include a statement of the total amount for that financial year.

             (5)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine, for each financial year, the manner in which the total amount under subsection (2) is to be divided between the States.

             (6)  Financial assistance is payable to a State under this section on condition that the financial assistance is spent on skills and workforce development.

13  National specific purpose payments for disability services

             (1)  Financial assistance is payable in accordance with this section to a State, for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008 and for each later financial year, for the purpose of expenditure on disability services.

             (2)  The total amount of all financial assistance payable under subsection (1) to the States for a financial year is:

                     (a)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008—the amount determined by the Minister; or

                     (b)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2009—$903,686,000; or

                     (c)  for a later financial year—the total amount under this subsection for the preceding financial year, indexed in accordance with subsection (4).

             (3)  A determination under paragraph (2)(a) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.

Note:          The amount of all financial assistance payable to the States under subsection (1) of this section and subsections 11(1), 12(1) and 14(1), for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008, is limited by section 15.

             (4)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine the manner in which the total amount under paragraph (2)(c) is to be indexed for a particular financial year. The determination must include a statement of the total amount for that financial year.

             (5)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine, for each financial year, the manner in which the total amount under subsection (2) is to be divided between the States.

             (6)  Financial assistance is payable to a State under this section on condition that the financial assistance is spent on disability services.

14  National specific purpose payments for housing services

             (1)  Financial assistance is payable in accordance with this section to a State, for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008 and for each later financial year, for the purpose of expenditure on housing services.

             (2)  The total amount of all financial assistance payable under subsection (1) to the States for a financial year is:

                     (a)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008—the amount determined by the Minister; or

                     (b)  for the financial year starting on 1 July 2009—$1,202,590,000; or

                     (c)  for a later financial year—the total amount under this subsection for the preceding financial year, indexed in accordance with subsection (4).

             (3)  A determination under paragraph (2)(a) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.

Note:          The total amount of all financial assistance payable to the States under subsection (1) of this section and subsections 11(1), 12(1) and 13(1), for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008, is limited by section 15.

             (4)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine the manner in which the total amount under paragraph (2)(c) is to be indexed for a particular financial year. The determination must include a statement of the total amount for that financial year.

             (5)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, determine, for each financial year, the manner in which the total amount under subsection (2) is to be divided between the States.

             (6)  Financial assistance is payable to a State under this section on condition that the financial assistance is spent on housing services.

15  Total amount of financial assistance for the 2008‑2009 financial year

                   The total amount of all financial assistance payable under subsections 11(1), 12(1), 13(1) and 14(1), for the financial year starting on 1 July 2008, must not exceed $4,000,000,000.


 

Part 3ANational health reform payments

  

15A  National health reform payments

             (1)  The Minister may determine that an amount specified in the determination is to be paid to a State specified in the determination for the purpose of making a grant of financial assistance for the purpose of expenditure in accordance with the National Health Reform Agreement.

             (2)  A determination under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.

             (3)  Financial assistance is payable to a State under this section on condition that the financial assistance is spent in accordance with the National Health Reform Agreement.


 

Part 4National partnership payments

  

16  National partnership payments

             (1)  The Minister may determine that an amount specified in the determination is to be paid to a State specified in the determination for the purpose of making a grant of financial assistance to:

                     (a)  support the delivery by the State of specified outputs or projects; or

                     (b)  facilitate reforms by the State; or

                     (c)  reward the State for nationally significant reforms.

             (2)  If the Minister determines an amount under subsection (1):

                     (a)  that amount must be credited to the COAG Reform Fund; and

                     (b)  the Minister must ensure that, as soon as practicable after the amount is credited, the COAG Reform Fund is debited for the purposes of making the grant.

             (3)  Despite subsection (2), the total amount credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) must not exceed, and the total amount covered by drawing rights authorising debits from the COAG Reform Fund for the purposes of making such grants must not exceed:

                     (a)  in the financial year starting on 1 July 2008—$8,000,000,000; or

                     (b)  in a later financial year in relation to which an Appropriation Act relating to that financial year declares that a specified amount is the general drawing rights limit for the purposes of this section—that specified amount.

             (4)  Despite subsections (2) and (3), if no Appropriation Act relating to a financial year starting after 30 June 2009 declares, in relation to that financial year, that a specified amount is the general drawing rights limit for the purposes of this section:

                     (a)  amounts must not be credited to the COAG Reform Fund under paragraph (2)(a) during that financial year; and

                     (b)  drawing rights must not be issued authorising debits from the COAG Reform Fund for the purposes of making such grants in that financial year.

             (5)  A determination under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but section 42 (disallowance) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 does not apply to the determination.


 

Part 5Payment of grants

  

17  Advance payments for financial year

                   The Minister may make advances to a State of portions of the amount or amounts to which, it appears to the Minister, the State will be entitled under:

                     (a)  section 5; or

                     (b)  a provision of Part 3 or 3A;

for a financial year.

18  Overpayment or underpayment of grant

             (1)  If a State has been paid an amount in excess of the amount that, under:

                     (a)  section 5; or

                     (b)  a provision of Part 3 or 3A;

it was entitled to receive by way of financial assistance for a financial year, the Minister must deduct an amount equal to the excess from any amount that the State is entitled to receive by way of financial assistance under that provision for the first practicable subsequent financial year.

             (2)  If a State has been paid less than the amount that, under:

                     (a)  section 5; or

                     (b)  a provision of Part 3 or 3A;

it was entitled to receive by way of financial assistance for a financial year, the Minister must add an amount equal to the shortfall to any amount that the State is entitled to receive by way of financial assistance under that provision for the first practicable subsequent financial year.

19  Minister may fix amounts, and times of payments, of financial assistance

             (1)  Financial assistance payable to a State under this Act is to be paid in such amounts, and at such times, as the Minister determines in writing.

             (2)  A determination made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

20  Repayment if condition not fulfilled

             (1)  It is a condition of a payment of financial assistance under this Act to a State that, if the State does not fulfil a condition in respect of the payment, the State will, if the Minister so determines, repay to the Commonwealth the amount stated in the determination.

             (2)  The amount stated in the determination under subsection (1) must not be more than the amount of the payment.

             (3)  A determination made under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  a payment of financial assistance has, during a financial year, been made to a State under this Act; and

                     (b)  the Minister has determined under subsection (1) that the State must repay an amount in respect of the payment; and

                     (c)  the State has not repaid the amount;

the Minister may deduct an amount equal to the amount unpaid from any amount that the State is entitled to receive by way of financial assistance under this Act for a subsequent financial year.

             (5)  An amount payable by a State to the Commonwealth under this Act is a debt due by the State to the Commonwealth.


 

Part 6Miscellaneous

  

21  Minister to have regard to Intergovernmental Agreement and other agreements

                   In making a determination under this Act, the Minister must have regard to:

                     (a)  the Intergovernmental Agreement; and

                    (aa)  if the determination relates to financial assistance under section 13 or 15A—the National Health Reform Agreement; and

                     (b)  if the determination relates to financial assistance to a particular State—any other written agreement between the Commonwealth and the State that relates to the financial assistance.

22  Appropriation

                   Payments under Division 1 of Part 2, Part 3, Part 3A or Part 5 are to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, which is appropriated accordingly.

23  Delegation

             (1)  The Minister may, by writing, delegate any or all of his or her powers under section 17 or 19 to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

Note:          The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

             (2)  In exercising powers under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

24  Regulations

                   The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.


Notes to the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009

Note 1

The Federal Financial Relations Act 2009 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 11, 2009 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

For all relevant information pertaining to application, saving or transitional provisions see Table A.

Table of Acts

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Federal Financial Relations Act 2009

11, 2009

26 Mar 2009

1 Apr 2009

 

Financial Assistance Legislation Amendment Act 2009

36, 2009

27 May 2009

Schedule 1 (item 1): Royal Assent

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

46, 2011

27 June 2011

Schedule 2 (item 597) and Schedule 3 (items 10, 11): 27 Dec 2011

Sch. 3 (items 10, 11)

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform) Act 2012

61, 2012

25 June 2012

Schedule 1 (items 1, 3, 4) and Schedule 3: [see Note 2 and Table A]
Remainder: Royal Assent

Sch. 1 (item 6), Sch. 2 (item 7) and Sch. 3 (item 2)


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted    am. = amended    rep. = repealed    rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

S. 3....................................

am. No. 61, 2012

S. 4....................................

am. No. 61, 2012

Part 2

 

Division 2

 

S. 9....................................

am. No. 36, 2009

Part 3

 

S. 10..................................

rep. No. 61, 2012

Part 3A

 

Part 3A...............................

ad. No. 61, 2012

S. 15A................................

ad. No. 61, 2012

Part 5

 

S. 17..................................

am. No. 61, 2012

S. 18..................................

am. No. 61, 2012

Part 6

 

S. 21..................................

am. No. 61, 2012

S. 22..................................

am. No. 61, 2012

Note to s. 23(1).................

am. No. 46, 2011


Note 2

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform) Act 2012 (No. 61, 2012)

The following amendments commence on 26 June 2012:

Schedule 1

1  Section 4 (at the end of the definition of Intergovernmental Agreement)

Add “, as amended from time to time”.

3  Paragraph 13(2)(c)

Omit “indexed”, substitute “adjusted”.

4  Subsection 13(4)

Omit “indexed”, substitute “adjusted”.

Schedule 3

1  Subsections 6(1), (2), (3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (1)  The Minister must determine the amounts described in subsections (3) and (4) for a payment year.

             (2)  The GST revenue for a payment year is the difference between:

                     (a)  the sum of all the amounts described in subsection (3) and determined for the payment year; and

                     (b)  the amount described in subsection (4) and determined for the payment year.

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) the amounts are:

                     (a)  the amount that is the total of the following:

                              (i)  the GST that was collected;

                             (ii)  the payments made to the Commissioner of Taxation representing amounts of GST that would have been payable if the Constitution did not prevent tax from being imposed on property of any kind belonging to a State and section 5 of the GST Imposition Acts had not been enacted;

                            (iii)  the additional GST that would have been collected if the Commonwealth and Commonwealth entities could be made subject to taxation by a Commonwealth law and section 177‑1 of the GST Act made those entities actually liable rather than notionally liable; and

                     (b)  the amount of general interest charge that was collected to the extent that it is attributable to:

                              (i)  unpaid GST; or

                             (ii)  unpaid general interest charge payable in respect of unpaid GST; and

                     (c)  the amount, determined in a manner agreed by the Commonwealth and all of the States, that represents amounts of voluntary GST payments that should have, but have not, been paid by local government bodies.

             (4)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b) the amount is the total of the following, so far as each of them is attributable to GST:

                     (a)  payments under the GST refund provisions;

                     (b)  what was payable under the GST refund provisions and was (rather than being paid directly under those provisions) allocated, applied or refunded in accordance with Part IIB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

As at 25 June 2012 the amendments are not incorporated in this compilation.


Table A

Application, saving or transitional provisions

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011 (No. 46, 2011)

Schedule 3

10  Saving—appointments

The amendments made by Schedule 2 do not affect the validity of an appointment that was made under an Act before the commencement of this item and that was in force immediately before that commencement.

11  Transitional regulations

The Governor‑General may make regulations prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) relating to the amendments and repeals made by Schedules 1 and 2.

 

Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health Reform) Act 2012 (No. 61, 2012)

Schedule 1

6  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to financial assistance for the financial year starting on 1 July 2011 and each later financial year.

Schedule 2

7  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to financial assistance for the financial year starting on 1 July 2012 and each later financial year.

The following provision commences on 26 June 2012:

Schedule 3

2  Application

The amendment made by this Schedule applies to determinations for the 2011‑12 payment year and later payment years.