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Part 1—Preliminary

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 2) 2018-2019 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

administered assets and liabilities item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department opposite the heading “Administered Assets and Liabilities”.

administered item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 opposite an outcome for a Parliamentary Department under the heading “Administered”.

departmental item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department under the heading “Departmental”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes, under the heading “Departmental”, 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.

expenditure means payments for expenses, acquiring assets, making loans or paying liabilities.

item means any of the following:

                     (a)  a departmental item;

                     (b)  an administered item;

                     (c)  an administered assets and liabilities item;

                     (d)  an other departmental item.

non-corporate entity means:

                     (a)  a non-corporate Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ; or

                     (b)  the High Court.

Note:          Each Parliamentary Department is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

other departmental item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department opposite the heading “Equity Injections”.

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 Parliamentary Services;

                     (d)  the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements means the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Bill for this Act.

Portfolio Budget Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements that were tabled in the Senate or the House of Representatives in relation to the Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2018-2019 .

portfolio statements means:

                     (a)  the Portfolio Budget Statements; and

                     (b)  the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements.

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 Parliamentary Services—the President and the Speaker together; or

                     (d)  in relation to the Parliamentary Budget Office—the President and the Speaker together.

Speaker means the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

special account has the same meaning as in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

4   Portfolio statements

                   The portfolio statements are declared to be relevant documents for the purposes of section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Note:          See paragraph 15AB(2)(g) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 which provides that the material that may be considered in the interpretation of a provision of an Act includes any document that is declared by the Act to be a relevant document.

5   Notional transactions between entities that are part of the Commonwealth

                   For the purposes of this Act, notional transactions between non-corporate entities are to be treated as if they were real transactions.

Note:          This section applies, for example, to a “payment” between non-corporate entities 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 non-corporate entity, even though no payment is actually made from the Consolidated Revenue Fund. This is consistent with section 76 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .