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Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill 1999-2000
Appropriation Bill 1999-2000 (Parliamentary Departments)

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill 1999-2000

 

No.      , 1999

 

(Finance and Administration)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2000, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary........................................................................................ 1

1  Short title................................................................................................................. 1

2  Commencement....................................................................................................... 1

3  Definitions............................................................................................................... 2

4  Notional payments, receipts etc............................................................................... 4

Part 2—Basic appropriations......................................................................... 5

5  Summary of basic appropriations............................................................................ 5

6  Departmental items—basic appropriation................................................................ 5

7  Administered items—basic appropriation................................................................ 6

8  Departmental capital items—basic appropriation..................................................... 7

Part 3—Additions to basic appropriations................................................... 8

9  Net appropriations................................................................................................... 8

10  Departmental items—adjustments and borrowings............................................... 8

11  Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer—unforeseen expenses etc............. 9

12  Comcover receipts............................................................................................... 10

Part 4—Miscellaneous.................................................................................. 11

13  Crediting amounts to Special Accounts............................................................... 11

14  Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.............................................. 11

Schedule—Services for which money is appropriated............................... 13



A Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2000, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:



3   Definitions

             (1)  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

administered item means an amount set out in the Schedule opposite an outcome of a Parliamentary Department under the heading “Administered Expenses”.

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

Appropriation Bill means the Bill for this Act.

Chief Executive has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

Note:          Each Parliamentary Department is an Agency for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

current year means the financial year ending on 30 June 2000.

departmental capital item means an amount set out in the Schedule in relation to a Parliamentary Department:

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

                     (b)  opposite the heading “Loans”; or

                     (c)  opposite the heading “Carryover from previous years”.

departmental expenses includes payments for the acquisition of assets.

departmental item means the total amount set out in the Schedule in relation to a Parliamentary Department under the heading “Departmental Outputs”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes, under the heading “Departmental Outputs”, are “notional”. They are not part of the item, and do not in any way restrict the scope of the expenditure authorised by the item.

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

item means any of the following:

                     (a)  a departmental item;

                     (b)  an administered item;

                     (c)  a departmental capital item.

Parliamentary Department means any of the following:

                     (a)  the Department of the Senate;

                     (b)  the Department of the House of Representatives;

                     (c)  the Department of the Parliamentary Library;

                     (d)  the Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff;

                     (e)  the Joint House Department.

Portfolio Budget Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Appropriation Bill.

President means the President of the Senate.

responsible Presiding Officer means:

                     (a)  in relation to the Department of the Senate—the President; or

                     (b)  in relation to the Department of the House of Representatives—the Speaker; or

                     (c)  in relation to the Department of the Parliamentary Library—the President and the Speaker together; or

                     (d)  in relation to the Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff—the President and the Speaker together; or

                     (e)  in relation to the Joint House Department—the President and the Speaker together.

section 31 agreement means an agreement under section 31 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

Speaker means the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

             (2)  For the purposes of section 6, expenditure on departmental outputs is taken to be departmental expenses.

4   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.



 





Schedule - Services for which money is appropriated

Note: See Sections 5 and 14





SUMMARY

Appropriation (light figures) - 1999-2000

Estimated Expenses (italic figures) - 1998-1999



SENATE

Appropriation (light figures) - 1999-2000

Estimated Expenses (italic figures) - 1998-1999



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Appropriation (light figures) - 1999-2000

Estimated Expenses (italic figures) - 1998-1999



PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY

Appropriation (light figures) - 1999-2000

Estimated Expenses (italic figures) - 1998-1999



PARLIAMENTARY REPORTING STAFF

Appropriation (light figures) - 1999-2000

Estimated Expenses (italic figures) - 1998-1999



JOINT HOUSE DEPARTMENT

Appropriation (light figures) - 1999-2000

Estimated Expenses (italic figures) - 1998-1999