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Thursday, 5 February 2009
Page: 538


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, 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 Wong (Minister for Climate Change and Water) —The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)  

(a)   The table below identifies, for the period 1 December 2007 to 30 June 2008, the total value of agreements or arrangements entered into by the department and agencies in the Minister’s portfolio subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (the Act) requiring authorisation under regulation 10 of the Act.

Note the values identified include expenditure in the 2007-2008 financial year and future financial years.

 

Agency

Total Value of Agreements

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

$354,130,213.87

Bureau of Meteorology

$33,770,913.00

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

$574,373.03

Total

$388,475,409.87

 

(b)   Every agreement or arrangement requiring regulation 10 authorisation under the Act was authorised by a delegate of the Minister for Finance and Deregulation at the department or agency level.

 

Sum of Depreciation Funding:

available as at 30 June 2008

$’000

spent during 2007-08

$’000

spent in 2007-08 to directly replace assets

$’000

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

64

37,697

37,697

Bureau of Meteorology

2,700

46,300

46,300

Director of National Parks

3,200

5,500

5,500

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

NIL

1,514

1,514

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

NIL

NIL

NIL

Australia Council

186

355

355

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

307

1,388

1,388

Australian National Maritime Museum

6,500

3,110

3,110

National Film and Sound Archive

2,673

4,344

3,823

National Gallery of Australia

238

15,926

14,844

National Library of Australia

2,423

16,746

16,746

National Museum of Australia

NIL

7,720

7,720

Screen Australia

66

3,072

3,072