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Note 20: Appropriations

Table A: Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
2012 Appropriations Appropriation applied in 2012 (current and prior years) $'000 Variance $'000
Appropriation Act FMA Act Total appropriation $'000
Annual appropriation $'000 Appropriations reduced 1 $'000 Section 30 $'000 Section 31 $'000 Section 32 $'000

Notes:

1. Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (Nos. 1, 3 & 5) 2011-12: sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 and under Appropriation Acts (Nos. 2, 4 & 6) 2011-12: sections 12, 13, and 14. Departmental appropriations do not lapse at financial year-end. However, the responsible Minister may decide that part or all of a departmental appropriation is not required and request that the Finance Minister reduce that appropriation. The reduction in the appropriation is effected by the Finance Minister's determination and is disallowable by Parliament.

Departmental:
Ordinary annual services 26,014 - - 31,356 - 57,370 (56,514) 856
Other services:
Equity - - -   - - - -
Total Departmental 26,014 - - 31,356 - 57,370 (56,514) 856
Table A: Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
2011 Appropriations Appropriation applied in 2011 (current and prior years) $'000 Variance $'000
Appropriation Act FMA Act Total Appropriation $'000
Annual Appropriation $'000 Appropriations reduced 1 $'000 Section 30 $'000 Section 31 $'000 Section 32 $'000
Departmental:

Notes:

1. Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (Nos. 1, 3 & 5) 2011-12: sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 and under Appropriation Acts (Nos. 2, 4 & 6) 2011-12: sections 12, 13, 14 and 17. Departmental appropriations do not lapse at financial year-end. However, the responsible Minister may decide that part or all of a departmental appropriation is not required and request that the Finance Minister reduce that appropriation. The reduction in the appropriation is effected by the Finance Minister's determination and is disallowable by Parliament.

On 7 June 2011, the Finance Minister determined a reduction in departmental appropriations following a request by the Special Minister of State. The amount of the reduction under Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2010-11 was $8,167,000 and under Appropriation Act (No. 2) of 2010-11 was $3,333,000.

On 7 June 2011, the Finance Minister determined a reduction in departmental appropriations following a request by the Special Minister of State. The amount of the reduction under Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2009-10 was $175,000 and under Appropriation Act (No. 2) of 2008-09 was $52,000.

On 8 November 2010, a delegate of the Finance Minister determined a transfer in departmental appropriations from DEEWR to the APSC for the Australian Government employment workplace relations policy function. The amount of the increase under Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2009-10 was $982,737 and under Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2010-11 was $4,027,152.

On 8 November 2010, a delegate of the Finance Minister determined a transfer in departmental appropriations from DEEWR to the APSC for the Remuneration tribunal function. The amount of the increase under Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2009-10 was $513,306 and under Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2010-11 was $1,267,566.

Ordinary annual services 33,527 (8,167) 238 24,809 6,791 57,198 (50,287) 6,911
Other services:
Equity 3,333 (3,333) -   - - (58) (58)
Total Departmental 36,860 (11,500) 238 24,809 6,791 57,198 (50,345) 6,853
Table B: Departmental Capital Budgets (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’) - 2012
2012 Capital Budget Appropriations Capital Budget Appropriations applied in 2012 (current and prior years) Variance $'000
Appropriation Act FMA Act Total Capital Budget Appropriations $'000 Payments for non-financial assets 3$'000 Payments for other purposes $'000 Total payments $'000
Annual Capital Budget $'000 Appropriations reduced 2 $'000 Section 32 $'000

Notes:

  1. Departmental Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (Nos. 1, 3 & 5). They form part of ordinary annual services, and are not separately identified in the Appropriation Acts. For more information on ordinary annual services appropriations, please see Table A: Annual appropriations.
  2. Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (No. 1, 3 & 5) 2011-12: sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 or via a determination by the Finance Minister.
  3. Payments made on non-financial assets include purchases of assets, expenditure on assets which has been capitalised, costs incurred to make good an asset to its original condition, and the capital repayment component of finance leases.
Departmental:
Ordinary annual services – Departmental Capital Budget 1 184 - - 184 184 - 184 -
Table B: Departmental Capital Budgets (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’) - 2011
2011 Capital Budget Appropriations Capital Budget Appropriations applied in 2011 (current and prior years) Variance $'000
Appropriation Act FMA Act Total Capital Budget Appropriations $'000 Payments for non-financial assets 3 $'000 Payments for other purposes $'000 Total payments $'000
Annual Capital Budget $'000 Appropriations reduced 2 $'000 Section 32 $'000

Notes:

  1. Departmental Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (Nos. 1, 3 & 5). They form part of ordinary annual services, and are not separately identified in the Appropriation Acts. For more information on ordinary annual services appropriations, please see Table A: Annual appropriations.
  2. Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (No. 1, 3 & 5) 2010-11: sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 or via a determination by the Finance Minister.
  3. Payments made on non-financial assets include purchases of assets, expenditure on assets which has been capitalised, costs incurred to make good an asset to its original condition, and the capital repayment component of finance leases.
Departmental:
Ordinary annual services – Departmental Capital Budget 1 345 - 214 559 559 - 559 -
Table C: Unspent Departmental Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
Authority 2012 $’000 2011 $’000
Departmental
Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2010-11 - 21,734
Appropriation Act (No. 1) of 2011-12 22,590 -
Appropriation Act (No. 2) of 2007-08 24 24
Total 22,614 21,758
Table D: Special Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
Authority Type Purpose Appropriation applied
2012 $’000 2011 $’000

Notes:

  1. This special appropriation is administered by the APSC; however the Department of the House of Representatives spends money from the CRF for the purposes of the Act. Due to amendments in 2011 to the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, from 15 March 2012 payments are no longer made under this special appropriation.
  2. This special appropriation is administered by the APSC; however the Department of the House of Representatives, the Department of the Senate and the Attorney General’s Department spends money from the CRF for the purposes of the Act.
Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 – Section 8 - Administered Unlimited amount An Act to provide for the remuneration and allowances of holders and judicial offices, Secretaries of Departments and holders of public offices, Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, Ministers and office holders of the Parliament related matters(a). 18,467 15,373
Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 – Section 7(13) - Administered Unlimited amount An Act to inquire into, and determine or provide advice on, remuneration and related matters(b). 31,129 20,304
Total     49,596 35,677