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Monday, 18 March 2013
Page: 1839


Senator FEENEY (VictoriaParliamentary Secretary for Defence) (11:16): by leave—I move:

That:

(a) the provisions of paragraphs (5) to (8) of standing order 111 not apply to the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2012-2013 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2012-2013, allowing them to be considered during this period of sittings; and

(b) intervening business be postponed till after consideration of the government business order of the day relating to Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2012-2013 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2012-2013.

I also table a statement of reasons justifying the need for these bills to be considered during these sittings and seek leave to have the statement incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The statement read as follows—

STATEMENT OF REASONS FOR INTRODUCTION AND PASSAGE IN THE 2013 AUTUMN SITTINGS

APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 2012-2013

APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 4) 2012-2013

Purpose of the Bills

The bills request legislative authority for additional expenditure to be incurred in respect of 2012-2013.

Reasons for Urgency

Appropriations proposed in the bills provide additional funding for expenditure that is required to implement decisions and funding adjustments that involve further expenditure in 2012-2013, which have been agreed since the 2012-2013 Budget.

Passage of the bills before the last day of the 2013 Autumn sittings will ensure continuity of the Government’s programs and the Commonwealth’s ability to meet its obligations as they fall due. Should passage not be granted in the 2013 Autumn sittings, activities to be funded by the Bills may be deferred or significantly delayed.

Question agreed to.