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Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2002-2003

Part 3 Additions to basic appropriations

   

11   Other departmental items—adjustments and borrowings

             (1)  The Finance Minister may determine that the amount specified in an other departmental item is to be increased by an amount specified in the determination.

             (2)  The total of the amounts determined by the Finance Minister under subsection (1) cannot be more than $20 million.

             (3)  The Finance Minister must give the Parliament details of increases made under this section.

12   Advance to the Finance Minister—unforeseen expenditure etc.

             (1)  This section applies if the Finance Minister is satisfied that:

                     (a)  there is an urgent need for expenditure that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 2; and

                     (b)  the additional expenditure is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 2:

                              (i)  because of an erroneous omission or understatement; or

                             (ii)  because the additional expenditure was unforeseen until after the last day on which it was practicable to provide for it in the Bill for this Act before that Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives.

             (2)  This Act has effect as if Schedule 2 were amended, in accordance with a determination of the Finance Minister, to make provision for so much (if any) of the additional expenditure as the Finance Minister determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under this section cannot be more than $215 million.

             (4)  The Finance Minister must give the Parliament details of amounts determined under this section.