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A Bill for an Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, and for related purposes
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Registered 13 May 2015
Introduced HR 12 May 2015

2013‑2014‑2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2014‑2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Finance)

 

 

 

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

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             1

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

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

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

4............ Portfolio statements............................................................................. 4

5............ Notional transactions between entities that are part of the Commonwealth               4

Part 2—Appropriation items                                                                                          5

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

7............ State, ACT, NT and local government items....................................... 5

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

9............ Administered assets and liabilities items............................................. 6

10.......... Other departmental items..................................................................... 6

11.......... Corporate entity items......................................................................... 6

Part 3—Advance to the Finance Minister                                                               8

12.......... Advance to the Finance Minister......................................................... 8

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                         9

13.......... Crediting amounts to special accounts................................................. 9

14.......... Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.............................. 9

15.......... Act ceases to be in force...................................................................... 9

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated     10

 


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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation Act (No. 6) 2014‑2015.

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 a non‑corporate entity opposite the heading “Administered Assets and Liabilities”.

administered item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 opposite an outcome for a non‑corporate entity under the heading “New Administered Outcomes”.

corporate entity means:

                     (a)  a corporate Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; or

                     (b)  a Commonwealth company within the meaning of that Act.

corporate entity item means the amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a corporate entity under the heading “Non‑operating”.

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;

                     (e)  a corporate entity item.

non‑corporate entity means:

                     (a)  a non‑corporate Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013; or

                     (b)  the High Court.

other departmental item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a non‑corporate entity opposite the heading “Equity Injections”.

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) 2014‑2015 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2014‑2015.

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) 2014‑2015 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014‑2015.

portfolio statements means:

                     (a)  the Portfolio Budget Statements; and

                     (b)  the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements; and

                     (c)  the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements.

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 Act (No. 5) 2014‑2015.

special account has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

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

4  Portfolio statements

                   The portfolio statements are 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 which provides that the material that may be considered in the interpretation of a provision of an Act includes any document that is declared by the Act to be a relevant document.

5  Notional transactions between entities that are part of the Commonwealth

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

Note:          This section applies, for example, to a “payment” between non‑corporate entities 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 non‑corporate entity, even though no payment is actually made from the Consolidated Revenue Fund. This is consistent with section 76 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Part 2Appropriation items

  

6  Summary of appropriations

                   The total of the items specified in Schedule 1 is $422,679,000.

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

Note 2:       Sections 30A and 31 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 also provide for adjustments of amounts appropriated by this Act. Those sections continue to apply because of Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014.

Note 3:       Sections 74 and 75 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 also provide for the adjustment of amounts appropriated by this Act.

7  State, ACT, NT and local government items

             (1)  The amount specified in a State, ACT, NT and local government item for an outcome for a non‑corporate entity may be applied for the purpose of making payments to or for the States, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and local government authorities for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

             (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 items

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

             (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  Administered assets and liabilities items

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

                     (a)  in Schedule 1 to this Act; or

                     (b)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2014‑2015; or

                     (c)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014‑2015; or

                     (d)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2014‑2015; or

                     (e)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2014‑2015; or

                      (f)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2014‑2015.

             (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.

10  Other departmental items

                   The amount specified in an other departmental item for a non‑corporate entity may be applied for the departmental expenditure of the entity.

11  Corporate entity items

             (1)  The amount specified in a corporate entity item for a corporate entity may be paid to the entity to be applied for the purposes of the entity.

             (2)  If:

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

                     (b)  Schedule 1 contains a corporate entity item for that entity;

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

Part 3Advance to the Finance Minister

  

12  Advance to the Finance Minister

             (1)  If the Finance Minister determined an amount under subsection 12(2) of the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014‑2015 before the commencement of this Act, the amount is to be disregarded for the purposes of subsection 12(3) of that Act.

Note:          This means that, after the commencement of this Act, the Finance Minister has access to $380 million under section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014‑2015, regardless of amounts that have already been determined under that section.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  this Act appropriates an amount for particular expenditure; and

                     (b)  before the commencement of this Act, the Finance Minister determines an amount (the advanced amount) under section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014‑2015 for the expenditure;

the amount appropriated by this Act for the expenditure is taken to be reduced (but not below nil) by the advanced amount.

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:

                     (a)  the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997, as that Act continues to apply because of Schedule 2 to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2014; and

                     (b)  the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

15  Act ceases to be in force

                   This Act ceases to be in force at the start of 1 July 2017.


Schedule 1Services for which money is appropriated

Note:       See sections 6 and 14.

  

 

Abstract

 

 

 

Portfolio

 

 

Total

 

 

 $'000

 

 

 

Defence

 

411,727

Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

144

Social Services

 

10,000

Treasury

 

808

 

 

 

Total

 

422,679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

 

 

 

 

Portfolio

Payments to

 States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture

540,080

540,080

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney‑General’s

5,712

156,072

161,784

 

 

 

 

 

Communications

3,290,640

3,290,640

 

 

 

 

 

Defence

411,727

411,727

2,367,886

2,367,886

 

 

 

 

 

Education and Training

100,431

9,642

110,073

 

 

 

 

 

Employment

23,987

23,987

 

 

 

 

 

Environment

5,620

79,197

84,817

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

215,433

215,433

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade

144

144

342,851

342,851

 

 

 

 

 

Health

16,002

16,002

 

 

 

 

 

Immigration and Border Protection

290,403

290,403

 

 

 

 

 

Industry and Science

108,963

108,963

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure and Regional Development

460,415

40,022

500,437

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

8,517

44,329

52,846

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services

10,000

10,000

50,164

50,164

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury

808

808

41,758

41,758

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Bill 6

422,679

422,679

580,695

7,617,429

8,198,124

 

Defence PORTFOLIO

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Payments to

 States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Defence

411,727

411,727

2,346,764

2,346,764

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

8,678

8,678

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to corporate entities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian War Memorial

 

 

 

 

12,444

12,444

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Defence

411,727

411,727

2,367,886

2,367,886

 

Defence PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2013‑2014

 

 

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

411,727

 

 

2,346,764

 

 

1,418,385

Total: Department of Defence

411,727

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade PORTFOLIO

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Payments to

 States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

144

144

333,618

333,618

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Secret Intelligence Service

8,725

8,725

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Trade Commission

505

505

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Foreign Affairs and Trade

144

144

342,851

342,851

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2013‑2014

 

 

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

144

 

 

120,920

 

 

72,015

Total: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

144

 

Social Services PORTFOLIO

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Payments to

 States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Social Services

10,000

10,000

6,373

6,373

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to corporate entities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency

 

 

 

 

23,349

23,349

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Human Services

20,442

20,442

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Social Services

10,000

10,000

50,164

50,164

 

Social Services PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2013‑2014

 

 

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

10,000

 

 

6,373

 

 

41,663

Total: Department of Social Services

10,000

 

Treasury PORTFOLIO

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity

Payments to

 States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

Non‑

operating

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics

5,328

5,328

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

2,700

2,700

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

108

108

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

11,978

11,978

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Taxation Office

21,644

21,644

 

 

 

 

 

Inspector General of Taxation

808

808

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Treasury

808

808

41,758

41,758

 

Treasury PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2014‑2015

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2013‑2014

 

 

Payments to

States, ACT,

NT and local

government

 

New

Administered

Outcomes

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF TAXATION

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

808

 

 

 

 

Total: Inspector General of Taxation

808