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Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2007-2008

Part 2 Basic appropriations

   

6   Summary of basic appropriations

                   The total of the items specified in Schedule 2 is $501,897,000.

Note 1:       Items in Schedule 2 can be adjusted under Part 3 of this Act and under section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2007-2008 (as modified by section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2007-2008 ).

Note 2:       See also sections 30 to 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 , which provide for adjustments of amounts appropriated by this Act.

7   State, ACT, NT and local government items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For a State, ACT, NT and local government item for an outcome of an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the lesser of:

                     (a)  the amount specified in the item; and

                     (b)  the amount determined by the Finance Minister in relation to the item, having regard to the expenses incurred by the entity in the current year in relation to the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for a State, ACT, NT and local government item for an outcome of an entity may only be applied for the purpose of making payments to or for the States, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and local government authorities for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

             (3)  A determination made under paragraph (1)(b) is not a legislative instrument.

8   Administered items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an administered item for an outcome of an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the lesser of:

                     (a)  the amount specified in the item; and

                     (b)  the amount determined by the Finance Minister in relation to the item, having regard to the expenses incurred by the entity in the current year in relation to the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an administered item for an outcome of an entity may only be applied for expenditure for the purpose of carrying out activities for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

Note:          The acquisition of new administered assets will usually be funded from an administered assets and liabilities item.

             (3)  A determination made under paragraph (1)(b) is not a legislative instrument.

9   Administered assets and liabilities items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an administered assets and liabilities item for an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an administered assets and liabilities item for an entity may only be applied for expenditure for the purpose of carrying out activities for the purpose of contributing to achieving any outcome that is specified in relation to the entity:

                     (a)  in Schedule 2 to this Act; or

                     (b)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2007-2008 ; or

                     (c)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2007-2008 ; or

                     (d)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2007-2008 ; or

                     (e)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation (Drought and Equine Influenza Assistance) Act (No. 2) 2007-2008 ; or

                      (f)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation (Drought and Equine Influenza Assistance) Act (No. 1) 2007-2008 ; or

                     (g)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation (Northern Territory National Emergency Response) Act (No. 2) 2007-2008 ; or

                     (h)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation (Northern Territory National Emergency Response) Act (No. 1) 2007-2008 ; or

                      (i)  in Schedule 2 to the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2007-2008 ; or

                      (j)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2007-2008 .

10   Other departmental items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an other departmental item for an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

Note:          Generally, the Finance Minister is permitted, but not obliged, to issue the amounts out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund. However, subsection (3) imposes an obligation on the Finance Minister to issue the amounts in certain circumstances.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an other departmental item may only be applied for the departmental expenditure of the entity.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  an Act provides that an entity must be paid amounts that are appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the entity; and

                     (b)  Schedule 2 contains an other departmental item for that entity;

then the Finance Minister, under subsection (1), must issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the full amount specified in the item.