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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 3559


Mr Hockey asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, in writing, on 1 December 2008:

(1)   Which agencies and departments in the Minister’s portfolio will return money to budget in the 2008-09 financial year as a result of underspends in the 2007-08 financial year; and what sum of money will be returned to budget from these programs.

(2)   From 1 December 2007 to 30 June 2008, what sum of money has the Government committed to spending under Regulation 10 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 for applicable departments and agencies under the Minister’s portfolio; and how much of this commitment was approved:

(a)   at the department and agency level; and

(b)   by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation.

(3)   What sum of depreciation funding:

(a)   is available for each department and agency in the Minister’s portfolio as at 30 June 2008;

(b)   was spent by each department and agency in the Minister’s portfolio in the 2007-08 financial year; and

(c)   was spent by each department and agency in the Minister’s portfolio in the 2007-08 financial year to directly replace assets for which it was appropriated.


Ms Plibersek (Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women) —The Minister for Human Services has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)   Please refer to Senate Question on Notice 1071 (2).

(2)   Please refer to Senate Question on Notice 1107 (1).

(3)   Please refer to Senate Question on Notice 1107 (2).