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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2008-2009 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Definitions

                   In this Act:

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

Agency means:

                     (a)  an Agency within the meaning of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ; or

                     (b)  the High Court of Australia.

Agency Minister , in relation to an Agency, means the Minister responsible for the Agency.

CAC Act body means:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth authority within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 ; or

                     (b)  a Commonwealth company within the meaning of the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 .

CAC Act body payment item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a CAC Act body under the heading “Administered Expenses”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes for CAC Act bodies, under the heading “Administered Expenses”, 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.

Chief Executive has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

current year means the financial year ending on 30 June 2009.

departmental item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to an Agency under the heading “Departmental Outputs”.

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

Finance Minister means the Minister administering this Act.

item means an administered item, a CAC Act body payment item or a departmental item.

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

section 31 agreement means an agreement under section 31 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (as in force immediately before the commencement of item 8 of Schedule 1 to the Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 2007 ).

Special Account has the same meaning as in the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

4   Portfolio Budget Statements

                   The Portfolio Budget Statements are hereby 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 .

5   Notional payments, receipts etc.

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

Note:          This section applies, for example, to a “payment” between Agencies 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 Agency, even though no payment is actually made from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.