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Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2011-2012

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2011-2012 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

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

Agency means:

                     (a)  an Agency within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ; or

                     (b)  the High Court of Australia.

CAC Act body means:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth authority within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 ; or

                     (b)  a Commonwealth company within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 .

CAC Act body payment item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a CAC Act body under the heading “Administered”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes for CAC Act bodies, under the heading “Administered”, 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.

Chief Executive has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

current year means the financial year ending on 30 June 2012.

departmental item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to an Agency 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.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

item means an administered item, a CAC Act body payment item or a departmental item.

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) 2011-2012 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2011-2012 .

Portfolio Budget Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2011-2012 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2011-2012 .

Portfolio Statements means:

                     (a)  the Portfolio Budget Statements; and

                     (b)  the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements; and

                     (c)  the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements.

Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements means the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for this Act and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 6) 2011-2012 .

Special Account has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

4   Portfolio Statements

                   The Portfolio Statements are hereby 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 .

5   Notional payments, receipts etc.

                   For the purposes of this Act, notional transactions between Agencies are to be treated as if they were real transactions.

Note:          This section applies, for example, to a “payment” between Agencies 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 Agency, even though no payment is actually made from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.