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Thursday, 7 February 2013
Page: 389

Mr GRAY (BrandSpecial Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity) (09:42): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The total additional appropriation being sought in Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2012-2013 is $666,365,000, the more significant amounts of which I now outline.

The Department of Defence would, if the bill is passed, receive an equity injection of just under $469 million to align its appropriations with its work program, including operations. The additional amount will be offset mainly through a reduction in the Department of Defence's departmental appropriation, which occurs through a separate process.

The Attorney-General's Department would receive approximately $50 million, mainly in relation to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The b ill would provide an eq uity injection of approximately $45 million to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation to complete detailed engineering designs for the construction of a nuclear medicine manufacturing facility and a treatment plant. The facility will produce m olybdenum-99, a radiopharmaceutical used for the treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases and cancers.

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship would be provided with approximately $32 million in capital funding for expansions to the immigration detention network.

The remaining amounts that appear in Appropriations Bill (No. 4) relate to estimates variations, minor reclassifications and other smaller measures.

Debate adjourned.