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Monday, 24 June 2002
Page: 2438


Senator ELLISON (Minister for Justice and Customs) (4:11 PM) —I move:

That these bills be now read a second time.

I seek leave to have the second reading speeches incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speeches read as follows

APPROPRIATION (PARLIAMENTARY DEPARTMENTS) BILL (No. 1) 2002-2003

The purpose of the Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2002-2003 is to provide funding for the operations of the five Parliamentary Departments.

The total amount sought is $166.1 million. Details of the proposed expenditure are set out in the Schedule to the Bill.

I commend the Bill to the Chamber.

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APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 1) 2002-2003

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2002-2003, which, together with Appropriation Bill (No.2) 2002-2003, is one of the principal pieces of legislation underpinning the first Budget of the third term of the Coalition Government.

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2002-2003 provides authority for meeting expenses on the ordinary annual services of Government.

This Bill seeks appropriations out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund totalling $43,446.0 million.

Details of the proposed appropriations are set out the schedule to the Bill, the main features of which were outlined the Treasurer's Budget speech on 14 May.

I commend the Bill to the Senate.

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APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 2) 2002-2003

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2002-2003, which, together with Appropriation Bill (No.1) 2002-2003, is one of the principal pieces of legislation underpinning the first Budget of the third term of the Coalition Government.

Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2002-2003 provides funding for agencies to meet:

· expenses in relation to grants to the States under section 96 of the Constitution and for payments to the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory;

· administered expenses for new outcomes;

· departmental equity injections, loans and previous years' outputs; and

· to create or acquire administered assets and to discharge administered liabilities.

Appropriations totalling $6,120.8 million are sought in Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2002-2003.

Details of the proposed appropriations are set out in Schedule 2 to the Bill, the main features of which were outlined in the Budget Speech delivered by my colleague, the Treasurer, earlier this evening.

I commend the Bill to the Chamber.

Debate (on motion by Senator Crossin) adjourned.