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Appropriation (East Timor) Bill 1999-2000

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation (East Timor) 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 related to East Timor in respect of the year ending on 30 June 2000, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Appropriation for Department of Defence.......................................... 2

4............ Appropriation for AusAID................................................................. 2

5............ Advance to the Minister for Finance—unforeseen expenditure.......... 2

6............ Appropriations made by this Act are in addition to other appropriations  3

 



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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (East Timor) Act 1999-2000 .

2   Commencement

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

3   Appropriation for Department of Defence

                   $860 million is appropriated out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purpose of meeting expenditure (for expenses, acquisition of assets or payment of liabilities) incurred before 1 July 2000 in relation to the deployment of the Defence Force in East Timor and the generation of additional forces to sustain the deployment.

4   Appropriation for AusAID

             (1)  $60 million is appropriated out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purpose of meeting expenditure (for expenses, acquisition of assets or payment of liabilities) incurred before 1 July 2000 in relation to Australia’s contribution, through AusAID, to the humanitarian, reconstruction and development needs of East Timor and to supporting the operations of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor.

             (2)  Of that amount, no more than $728,000 may be applied for departmental expenses, acquisition of assets, or payment of liabilities, of AusAID.

             (3)  In this section:

AusAID means the Australian Agency for International Development.

5   Advance to the Minister for Finance—unforeseen expenditure

             (1)  This section applies if the Finance Minister is satisfied that:

                     (a)  there is an urgent need for expenditure (for expenses, acquisition of assets or payment of liabilities) for a purpose referred to in section 3 or 4; and

                     (b)  the additional expenditure is insufficiently provided for in that section because it was unforeseen until after the last day on which it was practicable to provide for it in the Bill for this Act that was introduced into the House of Representatives.

             (2)  This Act has effect as if section 3 or 4 (as the case requires) were amended, in accordance with a determination of the Finance Minister, to make provision for so much (if any) of the additional expenditure as the Finance Minister determines.

             (3)  The total of all the amounts determined by the Finance Minister:

                     (a)  under this section; and

                     (b)  under section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1999-2000 ; and

                     (c)  under section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 1999-2000 ;

cannot be more than $175 million.

             (4)  Subsection 10(3) of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 1999-2000 has effect as if the amounts referred to in that subsection also included a reference to any amounts determined by the Finance Minister under this section.

             (5)  The Finance Minister must give the Parliament details of amounts determined under this section.

             (6)  The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated as necessary for the purposes of this section.

             (7)  In this section:

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

6   Appropriations made by this Act are in addition to other appropriations

                   The appropriations made by this Act are in addition to appropriations made by any other Act.