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Act No. 71 of 2016 as made
An Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments, and for related purposes
Administered by: Finance
Originating Bill: Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017
Registered 14 Nov 2016
Date of Assent 10 Nov 2016
To be repealed 01 Jul 2019
Repealed by Self Repealing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017

 

No. 71, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments, and for related purposes

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                             2

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

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

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

9............ Administered assets and liabilities items............................................. 5

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

Part 3—Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer                                   7

11.......... Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer..................................... 7

Part 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                                         9

12.......... Crediting amounts to special accounts................................................. 9

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

14.......... Repeal of this Act................................................................................ 9

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated     10

 


 

 

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016-2017

No. 71, 2016

 

 

 

An Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments, and for related purposes

[Assented to 10 November 2016]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

10 November 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

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

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

current year means the financial year ending on 30 June 2017.

departmental item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department under the heading “Departmental”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes, under the heading “Departmental”, 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.

item means any of the following:

                     (a)  a departmental item;

                     (b)  an administered item;

                     (c)  an administered assets and liabilities item;

                     (d)  an other departmental 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.

Note:          Each Parliamentary Department is a non‑corporate Commonwealth entity for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

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

Parliamentary Department means any of the following:

                     (a)  the Department of the Senate;

                     (b)  the Department of the House of Representatives;

                     (c)  the Department of Parliamentary Services;

                     (d)  the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Portfolio Budget Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements 2016‑17.

portfolio statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements.

President means the President of the Senate.

responsible Presiding Officer means:

                     (a)  in relation to the Department of the Senate—the President; or

                     (b)  in relation to the Department of the House of Representatives—the Speaker; or

                     (c)  in relation to the Department of Parliamentary Services—the President and the Speaker together; or

                     (d)  in relation to the Parliamentary Budget Office—the President and the Speaker together.

Speaker means the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

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 $147,224,000.

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

Note 2:       Sections 74 to 75 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 also provide for the adjustment of amounts appropriated by this Act.

7  Departmental items

                   The amount specified in a departmental item for a Parliamentary Department may be applied for the departmental expenditure of the Parliamentary Department.

8  Administered items

             (1)  The amount specified in an administered item for an outcome for a Parliamentary Department 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 Parliamentary Department may be applied for expenditure for the purpose of contributing to achieving any outcome specified in Schedule 1 for the Parliamentary Department.

             (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 Parliamentary Department may be applied for the departmental expenditure of the Parliamentary Department.

Part 3Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

  

11  Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

             (1)  This section applies if the responsible Presiding Officer is satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure in relation to a Parliamentary Department, in the current year, that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1:

                     (a)  because of an erroneous omission or understatement; or

                     (b)  because the expenditure was unforeseen until after the last day on which it was practicable to provide for it in the Bill for this Act before that Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives.

             (2)  This Act has effect as if Schedule 1 were amended, in accordance with a determination of the responsible Presiding Officer, to make provision for so much (if any) of the additional expenditure as the responsible Presiding Officer determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017 for the Department of the Senate cannot be more than $300,000.

             (4)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017 for the Department of the House of Representatives cannot be more than $300,000.

             (5)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017 for the Department of Parliamentary Services cannot be more than $1 million.

             (6)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017 for the Parliamentary Budget Office cannot be more than $300,000.

             (7)  Subsections (3) to (6) of this section prevail over subsections 11(3) to (6) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2016‑2017.

             (8)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but neither section 42 (disallowance) nor Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 applies to the determination.

Part 4Miscellaneous

  

12  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.

13  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 Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

14  Repeal of this Act

                   This Act is repealed at the start of 1 July 2019.


Schedule 1Services for which money is appropriated

Note:       See sections 6 and 13.

  

 

Abstract

 

 

 

Department

 

Total

 

 

 $'000

 

 

 

Department of the Senate

15,322

Department of the House of Representatives

16,065

Department of Parliamentary Services

111,799

Parliamentary Budget Office

4,038

 

 

 

Total

147,224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

Summary

Summary of Appropriations (plain figures)—2016‑2017

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2015‑2016

 

 

Entity

 

Departmental

 

Administered

Non‑

operating

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of the Senate

15,322

15,322

21,503

21,503

 

 

 

 

 

Department of the House of Representatives

15,877

188

16,065

21,810

324

22,134

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Parliamentary Services

82,424

4,079

25,296

111,799

141,924

6,703

33,741

182,368

 

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Budget Office

4,038

4,038

7,410

7,410

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Parliamentary Departments

117,661

4,267

25,296

147,224

 

192,647

7,027

33,741

233,415

Parliament

Appropriation (plain figures)—2016‑2017

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2015‑2016

 

 

Departmental

Administered

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF THE SENATE

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 1‑

Advisory and administrative support services to enable the Senate and Senators to fulfil their representative and legislative duties

 

 

 

15,322

15,322

21,503

21,503

 

 

 

 

Total: Department of the Senate

15,322

15,322

21,503

21,503

Parliament

Appropriation (plain figures)—2016‑2017

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2015‑2016

 

 

Departmental

Administered

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 1‑

Advisory and administrative services support the House of Representatives to fulfil its representative and legislative role

 

 

 

15,877

188

16,065

21,810

324

22,134

 

 

 

 

Total: Department of the House of Representatives

15,877

188

16,065

21,810

324

22,134

Parliament

Appropriation (plain figures)—2016‑2017

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2015‑2016

 

 

Departmental

Administered

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 1‑

Support the functions of Parliament and parliamentarians through the provision of professional services, advice and facilities and maintain Australian Parliament House

 

 

 

82,424

4,079

86,503

141,924

6,703

148,627

 

 

 

 

Total: Operating

82,424

4,079

86,503

 

141,924

6,703

148,627

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Administered Assets and Liabilities

 

 

25,296

 

 

33,741

Total: Non‑operating

 

 

25,296

 

 

 

33,741

Total: Department of Parliamentary Services

82,424

4,079

111,799

141,924

6,703

182,368

Parliament

Appropriation (plain figures)—2016‑2017

Actual Available Appropriation (italic figures)—2015‑2016

 

 

Departmental

Administered

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE

 

 

 

Operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outcome 1‑

Inform the Parliament by providing independent and non‑partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals

 

 

 

4,038

4,038

7,410

7,410

 

 

 

 

Total: Parliamentary Budget Office

4,038

4,038

7,410

7,410

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 31 August 2016

Senate on 7 November 2016]

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