Title Part 3—Advance to the Finance Minister
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for certain expenditure, and for related purposes
Date 03-04-2019 01:57 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 45
Bill Number 77/19
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Finance
Reps Bill Code TM
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r6317_aspassed/0003

Part 3—Advance to the Finance Minister

Part 3—Advance to the Finance Minister


12  Advance to the Finance Minister

             (1)  This section applies if the Finance Minister is satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure, in the current year, that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 2:

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

                     (b)  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 2 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) of this section and subsection 12(2) of the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2019‑2020 cannot be more than $380 million.

             (4)  Subsection (3) of this section prevails over subsection 12(3) of the Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2019‑2020.

             (5)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but neither section 42 (disallowance) nor Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 applies to the determination.