Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Page: 5033


Mr COLEMAN (BanksAssistant Minister for Finance) (10:46): I would like to thank all members who contributed to the debate on Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2018-2019, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2018-19 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2018-19. These budget appropriation bills seek authority from the parliament for the expenditure of money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the 2018-19 financial year. In introducing the bills, the government has already highlighted some of the more significant items provided for in these bills. The total of the appropriations sought through these three appropriation bills is just under $108.5 billion.

I would also like to thank all members who contributed to the debate on Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2017-18 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2017-18. These supplementary additional estimates appropriation bills seek authority from the parliament for the additional expenditure of money from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for this financial year. In introducing the bills, the government has already highlighted some of the more significant items provided for in these bills. Most importantly, the bills will provide approximately $6.5 billion to the Department of the Environment and Energy, including approximately $6 billion to facilitate the Australian government's purchase of the New South Wales and Victorian governments' shares in Snowy Hydro Limited, and just under $435 million to continue to deliver the Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan. The total of the appropriations sought through these two appropriation bills is just under $8 billion.

Once again, I thank all members for their contributions and commend these bills to the House.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.