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Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2002-2003

Part 2 Basic appropriations

   

6   Summary of basic appropriations

                   The total of the items specified in Schedule 2 is $6,120,821,000.

Note 1:       Items in Schedule 2 can be increased under Part 3 of this Act and under section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2002-2003 .

Note 2:       See also section 30A of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 , which provides for adjustment of appropriations to take account of GST.

7   State payment items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For a State payment item for an outcome of an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the lesser of:

                     (a)  the amount specified in the item; and

                     (b)  the amount determined by the Finance Minister in relation to the item, having regard to the expenses incurred by the entity in the current year in relation to the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for a State payment item for an outcome of an entity may only be applied for the purpose of making payments to or for the States for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

8   Administered items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an administered item for an outcome of an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the lesser of:

                     (a)  the amount specified in the item; and

                     (b)  the amount determined by the Finance Minister in relation to the item, having regard to the expenses incurred by the entity in the current year in relation to the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an administered item for an outcome of an entity may only be applied for expenditure for the purpose of carrying out activities for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

Note:          The acquisition of new administered assets will usually be funded from an administered assets and liabilities item.

9   Administered asset and liabilities items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an administered assets and liabilities item for an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an administered assets and liabilities item for an entity may only be applied for expenditure for the purpose of carrying out activities for the purpose of contributing to achieving any outcome that is specified in relation to the entity:

                     (a)  in Schedule 2 to this Act; or

                     (b)  in Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2002-2003 .

10   Other departmental items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an other departmental item for an entity, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

Note:          Generally, the Finance Minister is permitted, but not obliged, to issue the amounts out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund. However, subsection (3) imposes an obligation on the Finance Minister to issue the amounts in certain circumstances.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an other departmental item may only be applied for the departmental expenditure of the entity.

             (3)  If:

                     (a)  an Act provides that an entity must be paid amounts that are appropriated by the Parliament for the purposes of the entity; and

                     (b)  Schedule 2 contains an other departmental item for that entity;

then the Finance Minister, under subsection (1), must issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund the full amount specified in the item.