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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2005-2006

Part 3 Additions to basic appropriations

   

10   Net appropriations

Departmental items

             (1)  If a section 31 agreement applies to a departmental item, then the amount specified in the item is taken to be increased in accordance with the agreement, and on the conditions set out in the agreement. The increase cannot be more than the relevant receipts covered by the agreement.

             (2)  For the purposes of section 31 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 , each departmental item is taken to be marked “net appropriation”.

Administered items

             (3)  If a section 31 agreement applies to an administered item, then the amount specified in the item is taken to be increased in accordance with the agreement, and on the conditions set out in the agreement. The increase cannot be more than the relevant receipts covered by the agreement.

             (4)  For the purposes of section 31 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 , the following administered items are taken to be marked “net appropriation”:

                     (a)  the administered item for outcome 2 of the Attorney-General’s Department;

                     (b)  the administered items for outcomes 1, 2 and 3 of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts;

                     (c)  the administered items for outcomes 1, 2 and 3 of the Department of Family and Community Services;

                     (d)  the administered item for outcome 2 of the Department of Transport and Regional Services;

                     (e)  the administered item for outcome 3 of the Department of Finance and Administration;

                      (f)  the administered item for outcome 3 of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;

                     (g)  the administered items for outcomes 1 and 2 of AusAID;

                     (h)  the administered items for outcomes 4 and 5 of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.

11   Departmental items—adjustments

             (1)  The Finance Minister may, during the current year, determine that the amount specified in a 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)  A determination made under subsection (1) is a legislative instrument, but neither section 42 nor Part 6 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 applies to the determination.

             (4)  After the commencement of this Act, a determination must not be made under, or for the purposes of:

                     (a)  section 9 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1999-2000 ; or

                     (b)  section 9 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 1999-2000 ; or

                     (c)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2000-2001 ; or

                     (d)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2000-2001 ; or

                     (e)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2001-2002 ; or

                      (f)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2001-2002 ; or

                     (g)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2002-2003 ; or

                     (h)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2002-2003 ; or

                      (i)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2003-2004 ; or

                      (j)  section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2003-2004 ; or

                     (k)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2004-2005 ; or

                      (l)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2004-2005 .

12   Advance to the Finance Minister

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

                     (a)  there is an urgent need for expenditure in the current year; and

                     (b)  the expenditure is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1:

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

                             (ii)  because the 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 1 were amended, in accordance with a determination of the Finance Minister, to make provision for so much (if any) of the expenditure as the Finance Minister determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) cannot be more than $175 million.

             (4)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but neither section 42 nor Part 6 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 applies to the determination.

             (5)  After the commencement of this Act, a determination must not be made under, or for the purposes of:

                     (a)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1999-2000 ; or

                     (b)  section 10 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 1999-2000 ; or

                     (c)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2000-2001 ; or

                     (d)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2000-2001 ; or

                     (e)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2001-2002 ; or

                      (f)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2001-2002 ; or

                     (g)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2002-2003 ; or

                     (h)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2002-2003 ; or

                      (i)  section 11 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2003-2004 ; or

                      (j)  section 13 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2003-2004 ; or

                     (k)  section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2004-2005 ; or

                      (l)  section 10 of the Appropriation (Tsunami Financial Assistance) Act 2004-2005 ; or

                    (m)  section 12 of the Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2004-2005 .

13   Comcover receipts

             (1)  This section applies whenever an amount (the Comcover payment ) is debited from The Comcover Account in respect of a payment to an Agency.

Note:          The Comcover Account is a Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

             (2)  Amounts totalling the full amount of the Comcover payment must be added to an available item or items for the Agency. For this purpose, available item means an item in Schedule 1 to this Act or in a Schedule to the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2005-2006.

             (3)  The items and respective amounts are to be determined by the Agency Minister. In making a determination, the Agency Minister must comply with any written directions given by the Finance Minister.

             (4)  The Agency Minister may delegate his or her powers under this section to the Chief Executive of the Agency.

             (5)  Neither a determination nor a written direction made under subsection (3) is a legislative instrument.