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Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2005-2006

Part 4 Miscellaneous


13   Crediting amounts to Special Accounts

                   If any of the purposes of a Special Account is a purpose that is covered by an item (whether or not the item expressly refers to the Special Account), then amounts may be debited against the appropriation for that item and credited to that Special Account.

14   Conditions etc. applying to State, ACT, NT and local government items

             (1)  This section applies to any payment made out of money appropriated by a State, ACT, NT and local government item for an outcome specified in column 2 of the table in Schedule 1.

             (2)  The payment:

                     (a)  must be made on the terms and conditions (if any) from time to time determined, in the way described in subsection (3), as applying to payments made:

                              (i)  in relation to the outcome; and

                             (ii)  to or for a State, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory or a local government authority; and

                            (iii)  out of money appropriated by an annual Appropriation Act; and

                     (b)  must be made in the amounts, and at the times, determined in writing by the Minister specified in column 4 of the table.

             (3)  The way of determining the terms and conditions applying to payments described in paragraph (2)(a) is for the Minister specified, in column 3 of the table in Schedule 1, for the outcome to make the determination in writing before or after the commencement of this Act.

             (4)  Determinations mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) and determinations made under paragraph (2)(b) are not legislative instruments.

             (5)  This section does not limit the Commonwealth’s power to:

                     (a)  apply terms and conditions to payments made out of money that is not appropriated by a State, ACT, NT and local government item; or

                     (b)  determine the amounts and times of those payments.

15   Appropriation of the Consolidated Revenue Fund

                   The Consolidated Revenue Fund is appropriated as necessary for the purposes of this Act.