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Thursday, 5 February 2009
Page: 536


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, upon notice, on 3 December 2008:

(1) (a)   For the period 1 December 2007 to 30 June 2008, what funds has the Government committed to spend under regulation 10 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (the Act) for each department and/or agency that operates under the Act in the Minister’s portfolio; and (b) how much of this commitment was approved: (i) at the department or agency level, and (ii) by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation.

(2)   How much depreciation funding for each department or agency in the Minister’s portfolio: (a) was available as at 30 June 2008; (b) was spent in the 2007-08 financial year; and (c) was spent in the 2007-08 financial year to directly replace assets for which it was appropriated.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   For the period 1 December 2007 to 30 June 2008, the funds committed under Regulation 10 of the Financial Management and Accountability (FMA) Act 1997 (the Act) for each department and/or agency that operates under the Act in FaHCSIA’s portfolio were:

 

Department/Agency

(a) funds committed under regulation 10 of the FMA Act

(b)(i) approved at the department/ agency level

(b)(ii) approved by the Minister for Finance and Deregulation

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs

$489.98m

$489.98m

Nil

Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Included in FaHCSIA’s response

Included in FaHCSIA’s response

Nil

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency

$1.32m

$1.32m

Nil

 

(2)   The sum of depreciation funding is as stated below:

 

Department/Agency

(a) available as at 30 June 2008

(b) spent in the 2007-08 financial year

(c) spent in the 2007-08 financial year to directly replace assets for which it was appropriated

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs

Nil

$24.38m

$24.38m

Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Included in FaHCSIA’s response

Included in FaHCSIA’s response

Included in FaHCSIA’s response

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency

$0.23m

$0.17m

$0.17m

All other portfolio entities

N/A

N/A

N/A

Note that all other portfolio entities are not directly appropriated for depreciation. Such entities within FaHCSIA’s portfolio are as stated below:

Aboriginal Hostels Limited

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Central Land Council

Indigenous Business Australia

Indigenous Land Corporation

Northern Land Council

Tiwi Land Council

Torres Strait Regional Authority

Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council