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Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Act (No. 2) 2008-2009 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

administered assets and liabilities item means the amount set out in Schedule 2 in relation to an Agency opposite the heading “Administered Assets and Liabilities”.

administered item means an amount set out in Schedule 2 opposite an outcome for an Agency under the heading “New Administered Expenses”.

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 amount set out in Schedule 2 in relation to a CAC Act body under the heading “Non-operating”.

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 2009.

expenditure means payments for expenses, acquiring assets, making loans or paying liabilities.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

item means any of the following:

                     (a)  a State, ACT, NT and local government item;

                     (b)  an administered item;

                     (c)  an administered assets and liabilities item;

                     (d)  an other departmental item;

                     (e)  a CAC Act body payment item.

other departmental item means an amount set out in Schedule 2 in relation to an Agency:

                     (a)  opposite the heading “Equity Injections”; or

                     (b)  opposite the heading “Loans”; or

                     (c)  opposite the heading “Previous Years’ Outputs”.

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) 2008-2009 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2008-2009 .

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) 2008-2009 and the Bill for the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2008-2009 .

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 (Nation Building and Jobs) Act (No. 1) 2008-2009 .

Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements means the Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Act (No. 1) 2008-2009 and the Bill for the Appropriation (Economic Security Strategy) Act (No. 2) 2008-2009 .

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

State, ACT, NT and local government item means an amount set out in Schedule 2 opposite an outcome for an Agency under the heading “Payments to States, ACT, NT and local government”.

4   Portfolio Statements

                   The Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Supplementary Estimates Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements and Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates 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.