Title Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for expenditure in relation to the Parliamentary Departments, and for related purposes
Date 25-06-2012 09:41 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 70/12
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Finance and Deregulation
Reps Bill Code TM
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r4802_aspassed/0001


Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013

Part 1—Preliminary

  

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2012‑2013.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Definitions

                   In this Act:

administered assets and liabilities item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department opposite the heading “Administered Assets and Liabilities”.

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

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

Note:          Each Parliamentary Department is an Agency for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.

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 2013.

departmental item means the total amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department under the heading “Departmental”.

Note:          The amounts set out opposite outcomes, under the heading “Departmental”, 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 any of the following:

                     (a)  a departmental item;

                     (b)  an administered item;

                     (c)  an administered assets and liabilities item;

                     (d)  an other departmental item.

other departmental item means an amount set out in Schedule 1 in relation to a Parliamentary Department opposite the heading “Equity Injections”.

Parliamentary Department means any of the following:

                     (a)  the Department of the Senate;

                     (b)  the Department of the House of Representatives;

                     (c)  the Department of Parliamentary Services;

                     (d)  the Parliamentary Budget Office.

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.

Portfolio Statements means the Portfolio Budget Statements.

President means the President of the Senate.

responsible Presiding Officer means:

                     (a)  in relation to the Department of the Senate—the President; or

                     (b)  in relation to the Department of the House of Representatives—the Speaker; or

                     (c)  in relation to the Department of Parliamentary Services—the President and the Speaker together; or

                     (d)  in relation to the Parliamentary Budget Office—the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

Speaker means the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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

4  Portfolio Statements

                   The Portfolio 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.