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2011/19 Determinations/Financial (Other) as made
This Determination abolishes the Other Trust Moneys Account.
Administered by: Finance
General Comments: The Other Trust Moneys Account contained in Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 - Initial Determination to Establish Components of the Reserved Money Fund (31/12/1997) is abolished with effect from 1 December 2011.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 s 20(7)
Registered 30 Nov 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2012
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Finance (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014


Issued by the authority of the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997

Financial Management and Accountability (Abolition of Other Trust Moneys Account) Determination 2011/19

Purpose of the Determination

The Determination is made under subsection 20(3) of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) and abolishes the following Account:

Other Trust Moneys Account – Professional Services Review Scheme

Special Accounts generally

In accordance with the Constitution, all revenues or moneys raised or received by the Government of the Commonwealth form one Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) and may not be spent unless under an appropriation by the Parliament for the purposes of the Commonwealth.  A Special Account may be established by a determination that sets out the amounts that may be credited and the purposes for which it may be debited.  Special Accounts established by determination are supported by an appropriation under section 20 of the FMA Act.  In effect, Special Accounts allow amounts from the CRF to be spent on the purposes specified in the determination.

Determinations that establish Special Accounts, or vary determinations that establish Special Accounts, are subject to section 22 of the FMA Act.  Section 22 of the FMA Act requires the Finance Minister to table a copy of the establishing or varying determination in each House of the Parliament.  Either House may disallow a determination within five sitting days of tabling.  If the determination is not disallowed, it comes into effect on the calendar day after the last day on which it could have been disallowed.

Regulation 10 of the Legislative Instruments Regulations 2004 preserves the disallowance provisions under section 22 of the FMA Act by exempting Special Account determinations from subsections 57(2) and 57(5) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Special Accounts can be abolished by a determination made by the Finance Minister.  Such a determination is not subject to parliamentary disallowance.

Operation of this Determination

The Determination abolishes an Other Trust Moneys Account which is no longer required. 

Reasons for abolishing the Special Accounts

The Other Trust Moneys Account – Professional Services Review Scheme is a general purpose Special Account which has not been used in many years, and there is no reason for it to continue to operate.


We have consulted with the Professional Services Review Scheme, which provided Finance with the initial request for abolition.  The Agency was given an opportunity to comment on drafts of the instrument and to supply estimates for the “Balances and Transactions Table”.

As the instrument is for internal machinery of government purposes only, no consultation was necessary with other persons (see sections 17 and 18 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003).


Table of estimated balances and transactions of the abolished Special Accounts

The table below outlines the estimated financial implications of the determination on the balance of the Special Accounts. 


Special Account

2011-2012 ($’000)

Opening Balance



Closing Balance

Other Trust Moneys Account – Professional Services Review