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Thursday, 21 June 2007
Page: 241
Senator WONG (South Australia) [9:20 PM] —by leave—I, and also on behalf of Senator Murray,  move:

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2007-2008

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment:

(1)    Page 10 (after line 11), after clause 14, insert:

15 Advertising and public information projects

         (1)    No amount appropriated by this Act is to be expended for any advertising or public information project if the cost of the project is estimated to be $250,000 or more, unless:

              (a)    a statement in accordance with subsection (2) has been provided to the Auditor-General; and

              (b)    the Auditor-General has issued a certificate certifying that the project conforms with the guidelines for government advertising.

         (2)    A statement under paragraph (1)(a) must indicate:

              (a)    the purpose and nature of the project;

              (b)    the intended recipients of the information to be communicated by the project;

              (c)    the name of the person who is to authorise the project;

              (d)    the manner in which the project is to be carried out;

              (e)    the name of the person or the entity that is to carry out the project;

               (f)    whether the project is to be carried out under a contract;

              (g)    whether such contract is to be let by tender;

              (h)    the estimated cost of the project.

         (3)    A statement and certificate under subsection (1) must be:

              (a)    published in the Gazette; and

              (b)    laid before each House of the Parliament within six sitting days of that House after the certificate is issued.

       (4)    In this section, the guidelines for government advertising means the guidelines set out in the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration Committee report entitled Government advertising and accountability, December 2005.

Statement pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

This amendment is framed as a request because it is to a bill which appropriates moneys for the ordinary annual services of the Government.

Statement by the Clerk of the Senate pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

As this is a bill appropriating money for the ordinary annual services of the Government, the amendment is moved as a request. This is in accordance with the precedents of the Senate. Whether all of the purposes of expenditure now covered by this bill are actually ordinary annual services is a matter under examination by the Appropriations and Staffing Committee.


Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2007-2008

(1)    Page 10 (after line 8), after clause 13, insert:

13A Advertising and public information projects

         (1)    No amount appropriated by this Act is to be expended for any advertising or public information project if the cost of the project is estimated to be $250,000 or more, unless:

              (a)    a statement in accordance with subsection (2) has been provided to the Auditor-General; and

              (b)    the Auditor-General has issued a certificate certifying that the project conforms with the guidelines for government advertising.

         (2)    A statement under paragraph (1)(a) must indicate:

              (a)    the purpose and nature of the project;

              (b)    the intended recipients of the information to be communicated by the project;

              (c)    the name of the person who is to authorise the project;

              (d)    the manner in which the project is to be carried out;

              (e)    the name of the person or the entity that is to carry out the project;

               (f)    whether the project is to be carried out under a contract;

              (g)    whether such contract is to be let by tender;

              (h)    the estimated cost of the project.

         (3)    A statement and certificate under subsection (1) must be:

              (a)    published in the Gazette; and

              (b)    laid before each House of the Parliament within six sitting days of that House after the certificate is issued.

       (4)    In this section, the guidelines for government advertising means the guidelines set out in the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration Committee report entitled Government advertising and accountability, December 2005.


That the House of Representatives be requested to make the following amendment:

 (1)   Page 10 (after line 11), after clause 14, insert:

15  Prohibition on appropriations being used for political fundraising activities

                  No money appropriated by this or any other Act may be used for the purpose of an electoral fundraising activity at the property known as Kirribilli House, Kirribilli Avenue, Kirribilli, NSW or The Lodge, Adelaide Avenue, Deakin, ACT. 


Statement pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

This amendment is framed as a request because it is to a bill which appropriates moneys for the ordinary annual services of the Government.

Statement by the Clerk of the Senate pursuant to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

As this is a bill appropriating money for the ordinary annual services of the Government, the amendment is moved as a request. This is in accordance with the precedents of the Senate. Whether all of the purposes of expenditure now covered by this bill are actually ordinary annual services is a matter under examination by the Appropriations and Staffing Committee.