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Act No. 26 of 2020 as made
An Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to the Coronavirus Economic Response, and for related purposes
Administered by: Finance
Originating Bill: Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020
Registered 25 Mar 2020
Date of Assent 24 Mar 2020
To be repealed 01 Jul 2022
Repealed by Self Repealing

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 2) 2019‑2020

 

No. 26, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to the Coronavirus Economic Response, 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............ 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.......... Repeal of this Act................................................................................ 9

Schedule 1—Services for which money is appropriated     10

 


Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

 

Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 2) 2019-2020

No. 26, 2020

 

 

 

An Act to appropriate additional money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to the Coronavirus Economic Response, and for related purposes

[Assented to 24 March 2020]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 2) 2019‑2020.

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.

24 March 2020

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 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”.

current year means the financial year ending on 30 June 2020.

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) 2019‑2020 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2019‑2020.

Portfolio Budget Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements 2019‑20.

portfolio statements means:

                     (a)  the Portfolio Budget Statements; and

                     (b)  Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.

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 $744,197,000.

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  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 (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 1) 2019‑2020; or

                     (c)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2019‑2020; or

                     (d)  in Schedule 1 to the Supply Act (No. 1) 2019‑2020; or

                     (e)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2019‑2020; or

                      (f)  in Schedule 2 to the Supply Act (No. 2) 2019‑2020; or

                     (g)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2019‑2020; or

                     (h)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2019‑2020.

             (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)  This section applies if the Finance Minister is satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure, 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 Finance Minister, to make provision for so much (if any) of the expenditure as the Finance Minister determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) cannot be more than $1,200 million.

             (4)  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

  

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 the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

15  Repeal of this Act

                   This Act is repealed at the start of 1 July 2022.


Schedule 1Services for which money is appropriated

  

Note:       See sections 6 and 14.

  

Abstract

 

Portfolio

Total

 

$'000

 

 

Defence

 397

Education, Skills and Employment

 3,750

Health

 740,050

 

 

Total

 744,197

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 


 

SUMMARY

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

 

Portfolio

Payments to States, ACT,  NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Non‑
operating

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture, Water and the Environment

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 546,531

 546,531

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney‑General's

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 31,787

 31,787

 

 

 

 

 

Defence

 ‑

 ‑

 397

 397

 

 ‑

 ‑

 4,157,909

 4,157,909

 

 

 

 

 

Education, Skills and Employment

 ‑

 ‑

 3,750

 3,750

 

 96,243

 ‑

 36,995

 133,238

 

 

 

 

 

Finance

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 284,373

 284,373

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign Affairs and Trade

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 698,044

 698,044

 

 

 

 

 

Health

 ‑

 ‑

 740,050

 740,050

 

 ‑

 ‑

 380,645

 380,645

 

 

 

 

 

Home Affairs

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 180,429

 180,429

 

 

 

 

 

Industry, Science, Energy and

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

Resources

 ‑

 ‑

 293,922

 293,922

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

Development and Communications

 528,613

 ‑

 3,149,326

 3,677,939

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 4,779

 ‑

 28,452

 33,231

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 140,055

 140,055

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 216,238

 216,238

 

 

 

 

 

Total: 

744,197

744,197

 

 629,635

 ‑

 10,144,706

 10,774,341

 


 

DEFENCE PORTFOLIO

SUMMARY

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

 

Entity

Payments to States, ACT,  NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Non‑
operating

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Defence

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 3,946,642

 3,946,642

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Signals Directorate

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 173,241

 173,241

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Veterans' Affairs

 ‑

 ‑

 397

 397

 

 ‑

 ‑

 2,780

 2,780

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to corporate entities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian War Memorial

 

 

 ‑

 ‑

 

 

 

 35,246

 35,246

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Defence

 ‑

 ‑

 397

 397

 

 ‑

 ‑

 4,157,909

 4,157,909

 


 

DEFENCE PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2018‑2019

 

 

Payments to States, ACT, NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

 397

 

 

 

 2,780

 

 

 

 13,360

 

 

 

 

Total: Department of Veterans' Affairs

 ‑

 ‑

 397

 


 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT PORTFOLIO

SUMMARY

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

 

Entity

Payments to States, ACT,  NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Non‑
operating

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Education, Skills and

 ‑

 ‑

 3,750

 3,750

Employment

 96,243

 ‑

 33,982

 130,225

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Skills Quality Authority

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 3,013

 3,013

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Education, Skills and

 ‑

 ‑

 3,750

 3,750

Employment

 96,243

 ‑

 36,995

 133,238

 


 

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2018‑2019

 

 

Payments to States, ACT, NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SKILLS AND

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

 3,750

 

 

 

 33,982

 

 

 

 9,210

 

 

 

 

Total: Department of Education, Skills and

 ‑

 ‑

 3,750

Employment

 

 

 

 


 

HEALTH PORTFOLIO

SUMMARY

Summary of Appropriations (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

 

Entity

Payments to States, ACT,  NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Non‑
operating

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Health

 ‑

 ‑

 740,050

 740,050

 

 ‑

 ‑

 357,120

 357,120

 

 

 

 

 

Payments to corporate entities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Digital Health Agency

 

 

 ‑

 ‑

 

 

 

 20,400

 20,400

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Institute of Health and

 

 

 ‑

 ‑

Welfare

 

 

 1,875

 1,875

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Sports Anti‑Doping Authority

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 

 ‑

 ‑

 1,000

 1,000

 

 

 

 

 

National Health and Medical Research

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

 ‑

Council

 ‑

 ‑

 250

 250

 

 

 

 

 

Total: Health

 ‑

 ‑

 740,050

 740,050

 

 ‑

 ‑

 380,645

 380,645

 


 

HEALTH PORTFOLIO

Additional Appropriation (bold figures)—2019‑2020

Budget Appropriation (italic figures)—2019‑2020

Actual Available Appropriation (light figures)—2018‑2019

 

 

Payments to States, ACT, NT and local  government

New  Administered  Outcomes

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

 

 

 

Non‑operating

 

 

 

Equity Injections

 

 

 80

 

 

 

 32,120

 

 

 

 19,246

Administered Assets and Liabilities

 

 

 739,970

 

 

 

 325,000

 

 

 

 120,133

 

 

 

 

Total: Department of Health

 ‑

 ‑

 740,050

 


[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 23 March 2020

Senate on 23 March 2020]

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