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Note 25: Appropriations

Table A1: Acquittal of Authority to Draw Cash from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for Ordinary Annual Services Appropriations

Particulars
Administered expenses
Departmental outputs
Total
Outcome 1
Outcome 2
Outcome 3
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
Balance brought forward from previous period (Appropriation Acts) 19,363,626 12,881,660 99,210 116,526 359,396 105,298 271,241,102 234,915,755 291,063,334 248,019,239
Adjustment to appropriations (prior years)2 (401,835) (10,720,343)  -  - (60,461) (66,746) 803,000   340,704 (10,787,089)
Adjusted balance carried forward from previous period 18,961,791 2,161,317 99,210 116,526 298,935 38,552 272,044,102 234,915,755 291,404,038 237,232,150
Appropriation Act:
Appropriation Act (No. 1, 3&5) 2009-2010 as passed 399,896,000 305,284,000 750,000 500,000  - 39,363,956 953,647,000 839,311,000 1,354,293,000 1,184,458,956
Appropriations reduced (Appropriation Act sections 9, 10, 11&12)3 (16,785,758)  - (13,660)  -  -  - (35,052,940)  - (51,852,358)  -
Advance to the Finance Minister (Appropriation Act section 13)  -  -  -  -  - 24,474,244  -  -  - 24,474,244
Comcover receipts (Appropriation Act No.1 s16)  -  -  -  -  -  - 109,466 164,178 109,466 164,178
FMA Act:
Repayments to the Commonwealth (FMA Act section 30) 40,372 423,715 36,974 33,294  - 267,150 104,878,979 94,952,748 104,956,325 95,676,907
*Appropriations to take account of recoverable GST (FMA Act section 30A) 1 4,550,323  -  -  -  - 2,221,899 27,017,628 25,833,763 31,567,951 28,055,662
Relevant agency receipts (FMA Act s 31)             96,227,022 72,216,457 96,227,022 72,216,457
Transfer of agency functions (FMA Act s 32)  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Total appropriation available for payments  406,662,728 307,869,032 872,524 649,820 298,935 66,365,801 1,418,871,257 1,267,393,901 1,826,705,444 1,642,278,554
Cash payments made during the year (GST inclusive) 284,768,319 288,505,406 301,712 550,610 293,887 25,740,205 1,012,216,629 996,152,799 1,297,580,547 1,310,949,020
Appropriations credited to special accounts (GST exclusive) 31,000,000  -  -  -  - 40,266,200  -  - 31,000,000 40,266,200
Balance of authority to draw cash from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for ordinary annual services appropriations and as represented by: 90,894,409 19,363,626 570,812 99,210 5,048 359,396 406,654,628 271,241,102 498,124,897 291,063,334
                     
Cash at bank and on hand  -  -  -  -  -  - 46,335,137 39,669,414 46,335,137 39,669,414
*Departmental appropriations receivable             315,219,799 253,723,952 315,219,799 253,723,952
*Undrawn, unlapsed administered appropriations 90,827,127 18,961,791 570,812 99,210 5,048 211,885     91,402,987 19,272,886
*Net GST payable from ATO 67,282  -  -    - 87,050 3,158,668 2,457,170 3,225,950 2,544,220
Refunds credited from prior years under s 30 but not available under FMO104.55P  - 401,835  -  -  - 60,461      - 462,296
Amounts related to 2006-07 foreign exchange gain to be lapsed by s 10 determination in next financial year             7,825,656 12,941,712 7,825,656 12,941,712
Adjustments under s 101.13 of the Finance Minister's Orders not reflected above  -  -  -  -  -  - 34,115,368 (37,551,146) 34,115,368 (37,551,146)
Total as at 30 June 90,894,409 19,363,626 570,812 99,210 5,048 359,396 406,654,628 271,241,102 498,124,897 291,063,334

1. The amounts in this line item are calculated on an accrual basis to the extent that an expense may have been incurred during 2009-10 that includes GST but has not been paid by year end.

2. The Finance Minister may determine amounts of administered or departmental appropriations to be lapsed, having regard to expenses incurred.

3. The responsible Minister may request that the Finance Minister  reduce appropriation as necessary. The reduction in the appropriation is effected by the Finance Minister's determination and is disallowable by Parliament. In 2009-10, the department had 4 determinations to reduce administered and departmental items:
- the Finance Minister, through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 1 of 2009-2010)', determined a reduction in departmental outputs appropriations under Subsection 9(1) of Appropriation Act (No 3) 2006-07 was: $803,000;
- the Finance Minister, through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 2 of 2009-2010)', determined a reduction in departmental outputs appropriations under Subsection 10(2) of Appropriation Act (No 3) 2008-09 was: $5,116,056;
- the Finance Minister, through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 11 of 2009-2010)', determined a reduction in departmental outputs appropriations under Subsection 10(2) of Appropriation Act (No 1) 2009-10 was: $29,133,884.13;
- the Finance Minister, through the 'Determination to Reduce Administered Appropriations (No.1 2009-10)', determined a reduction to administered appropriations under Subsection 11(2)(b) of Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2008-2009, Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2008-2009 and Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2008-2009 to the amount of $16,785,758.37 in Outcome 1 and $13,660.00 in Outcome 2.

* These items are recognised on an accrual basis.

 

Table A2: Acquittal of Authority to Draw Cash from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for Ordinary Annual Services Appropriations (Reduction in Administered Items)

Particulars
Administered expenses
Total
Outcome 1
Outcome 2
Outcome 3
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
Reduction in administered items                
Total administered items appropriated 2009-2010 399,896,000.00 305,284,000.00 750,000.00 500,000.00  0.00 63,838,200.00 400,646,000.00 369,622,200.00
Less administered items required by the agency as per Appropriation Act s111:                
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2009-2010 315,751,152.00 272,037,589.85 248,495.00 486,340.00  0.00 58,046,244.00 315,999,647.00 330,570,173.85
Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2009-2010  0.00 4,462,360.00  0.00  0.00  0.00 5,791,956.00  0.00 10,254,316.00
Appropriation Act (No. 5) 2009-2010  0.00 11,998,291.78  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00 11,998,291.78
Total administered items required by the agency as represented by:                
Spent 310,600,064.00 287,853,399.63 229,899.00 458,755.00  0.00 63,631,363.00 310,829,963.00 351,943,517.63
Retention 5,151,088.00 644,842.00 18,596.00 27,585.00  0.00 206,837.00 5,169,684.00 879,264.00
Total reduction in administered items - effective 2010-11 84,144,848.00 16,785,758.37 501,505.00 13,660.00  0.00  0.00 84,646,353.00 16,799,418.37

1. Administered items for 2009-10 were reduced to these amounts when these financial statements were tabled in the Parliament as part of DFAT's 2009-10 annual report. This reduction is effective in 2010-11 and the amounts in the Total Reduction row will be reflected in Table A1 in the 2010-11 financial statements in the row 'Appropriations reduced (Appropriation Act sections 10, 11 & 12)'.

 

Table B1: Acquittal of Authority to Draw Cash from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for Other than Ordinary Annual Services Appropriations 

Particulars
Administered
Non – operating
Total
Outcome 1
Outcome 2
SPPs
NAE
SPPs
NAE
Payments to CAC Act bodies
Equity
Loans
Previous years' outputs
Admin assets and liabilities
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
2010
$
2009
$
Balance brought forward from previous period (Appropriation Acts)  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 54,013,000 61,402,660  -  -  - 11,100,000  -  - 54,013,000 72,502,660
Correction of prior year error in disclosure  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - (22,368,000)  -  -  - 22,368,000  -  -  -  -
Appropriation Act:                                        
Appropriation Act (No. 2, 4&6) 2009-2010 as passed  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 65,285,000 36,441,000  -  - 42,127,000 10,588,000 75,000,000  - 182,412,000 47,029,000
   -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Appropriations reduced (Appropriation Act sections12, 13&14)  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Advance to the Finance Minister (Appropriation Act section 15)  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
FMA Act:                                        
Repayments to the Commonwealth (FMA Act section 30)  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
*Appropriations to take account of recoverable GST (FMA Act section 30A)1  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Transfer of agency functions (FMA Act s 32)   -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Total appropriations available for payments  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 119,298,000 75,475,660  -  - 42,127,000 44,056,000 75,000,000  - 236,425,000 119,531,660
Cash payments made during the year (GST inclusive)  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 22,291,000 21,462,660  -  - 39,557,000 44,056,000  -  - 61,848,000 65,518,660
Appropriations credited to special accounts (GST exclusive)   -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Balance of authority to draw cash from the consolidated revenue fund for other than ordinary annual services appropriations and as represented by:  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 97,007,000 54,013,000  -  - 2,570,000  - 75,000,000  - 174,577,000 54,013,000
                                         
Cash at bank and on hand  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
*Departmental appropriation receivable                     98,550,000 61,835,000  -  - 2,570,000  -     101,120,000 61,835,000
*Undrawn, unlapsed administered appropriations  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 75,000,000  - 75,000,000  -
*Net GST payable (to)/from ATO  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -      -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -
*Adjustments under s101.13 of the Finance Minister's Orders not reflected above  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - (1,543,000) (7,822,000)  -  -  -  -  -  - (1,543,000) (7,822,000)
Total as at 30 June  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  - 97,007,000 54,013,000  -  - 2,570,000  - 75,000,000  - 174,577,000 54,013,000

1. The amounts in this line item are calculated on an accrual basis to the extent that an expense may have been incurred that includes GST but has not been paid by year end.

 

Table C: Acquittal of Authority to Draw Cash from the Consolidated Revenue Fund - Special Appropriations (Unlimited Amount)

Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Act 1991
- section 54(10)  (Administered)
2010
2009
Outcome 1
$
$
Cash payments made during the year  -  -
Appropriations credited to Special Accounts  -  -
Repayments to the Commonwealth (net) (FMA Act section 30)  -  -
Total charged to appropriation  -  -
Estimated actual  -  -
     

As the responsible portfolio agency, the Department has disclosed the above Special Appropriation.  Payments by the Commonwealth to EFIC against this special appropriation are made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

 

Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
- section 28(2)  (Administered)
2010
2009
Outcome 2
$
$
Purpose: for the repayment of passport and consular fees required or permitted by law.
All transactions under this Act are recognised as Administered items.
   
Cash payments made during the year 767,096 583,964
Appropriations credited to Special Accounts  -  -
Repayments to the Commonwealth (net) (FMA Act section 30)  -  -
Total charged to appropriation 767,096 583,964
Estimated actual 650,000 700,000

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