Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Note 22: Appropriations

Table A: Annual Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
  2011 Appropriations Appropriation applied in 2011 (current and prior years)
$
Variance
$
Appropriation Act FMA Act Total appropriation
$
Annual Appropriation
$
Appropriations reduced(a)
$
Section 30
$
Section 31
$
Section 32
$
DEPARTMENTAL                
Ordinary annual services 964,305,000 (17,395,056) 115,129,698 71,251,742 - 1,133,291,384 (1,126,685,837) 6,605,547
Other services                
      Equity 72,406,000 - - - - 72,406,000 (43,458,000) 28,948,000
Total departmental 1,036,711,000 (17,395,056) 115,129,698 71,251,742 - 1,205,697,384 (1,170,143,837) 35,553,547
ADMINISTERED                
Ordinary annual services                
      Administered
       items
294,960,000 (18,539,498) 117,717 - - 276,538,219 (281,444,356) (4,906,137)
Other services                
      Administered
       assets and
       liabilities
- - - - - - (7,452,953) (7,452,953)
Total administered 294,960,000 (18,539,498) 117,717 - - 276,538,219 (288,897,309) (12,359,090)

Notes:

(a)    Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (No. 1,3,5) 2010-11: sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 and under Appropriation Acts (No. 2,4,6) 2010-11: 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 the Finance Minister to reduce that appropriation. The reduction in the appropriation is effected by the Finance Minister's determination and is disallowable by Parliament. The Finance Minister determined 4 reductions in departmental appropriations following requests by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The reductions were:
- determined on 29 March 2011 through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 11 of 2010-2011)' under subsection 11(1) of Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2005-2006 for the amount of $544,847;
- determined on 29 March 2011 through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 11 of 2010-2011)' under subsection 9(1) of Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2007-2008 for the amount of $628,209;
- determined on 29 March 2011 through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 11 of 2010-2011)' under subsection 10(2) of Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2008-2009 for the amount of $2,808,000; and
- determined on 19 May 2011 through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 15 of 2010-2011)' under subsection 13(2) of Appropriation Act  (No. 2) 2009-2010 for the amount of $795,000. 

(b)     In 2010-11, there were adjustments that met the recognition criteria of a formal addition and reductions to revenue (in accordance with FMO Div 101) but at law the appropriations had not been amended before the end of the reporting period.  The adjustments were:
- an addition to revenue of $15,143,128 relating to the Passport Services Purchasing Agreement;
- a reduction to revenue of $10,200,013 relating to no-win/no-loss funding for foreign exchange;
- a reduction to revenue of $11,772,091 relating to no-win/no-loss funding for Kabul Security Projects; and
- an addition to revenue of $10,000,000 relating to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Donation.

(c)    Variance is comprised of the following elements
Departmental Ordinary annual services: Appropriation not spent due to gains related to No-win/No-loss Funding for foreign exchange and non-cash expenses due to occur in future years
Departmental Other Services: Equity appropriation retained for multi year capital projects and funding is expected to by used in future financial years
Administered Ordinary annual services: Prior year Appropriation applied in 2010-11 and Appropriation required for 2010-11 expense payments to be paid in future financial years
Administered Other Services: Debt for Health swap, which will be paid over the future financial years. 

  2010 Appropriations Appropriation applied in 2010 (current and prior years)
$
Variance
$
Appropriation Act FMA Act Total appropriation
$
Annual Appropriation
$
Appropriations reduced(a)
$
Section 30
$
Section 31
$
Section 32
$
DEPARTMENTAL                
Ordinary annual services 953,647,000 (29,133,884) 104,878,979 96,336,487 - 1,125,728,582 (985,900,499) 139,828,083
Other services                
      Equity 65,285,000 - - - - 65,285,000 (22,291,000) 42,994,000
      Previous
       years'
       outputs
42,127,000 - - - - 42,127,000 (39,557,000) 2,570,000
Total departmental 1,061,059,000 (29,133,884) 104,878,979 96,336,487 - 1,233,140,582 (1,047,748,499) 185,392,083
ADMINISTERED                
Ordinary annual services                
      Administered
       items
400,646,000 (84,646,353) 77,346 - - 316,076,993 (311,793,827) 4,283,166
Other services                
      Administered
      assets and
      liabilities
75,000,000 - - - - 75,000,000 - 75,000,000
Total administered 475,646,000 (84,646,353) 77,346 - - 391,076,993 (311,793,827) 79,283,166

Notes:

(a)    Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (No.1,3) 2009-10: sections 10, 11 and 12 and under Appropriation Acts (No.2,4) 2009-10: 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.
On 29 June 2010, the Finance Minister issued a determination to reduce departmental appropriations following a request by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The amount of the reduction under Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2009 2010 was: $29,133,884.13.
(b)      In 2009-2010, there was one adjustments that met the recognition criteria of a formal addition in revenue of $18,154,886 related to the Passport Services Purchasing Agreement and one adjustments that met the recognition criteria of a formal reduction in revenue of $52,270,253 related to No-win/No-loss Funding for foreign exchange (in accordance with FMO Div 101) but at law the appropriations had not been amended before the end of the reporting period.
(c)    Variance is comprised of the following elements
Departmental Ordinary annual services: Appropriation not spent due to gains related to No-win/No-loss Funding for foreign exchange and non-cash expenses due to occur in future years
Departmental Other Services: Equity appropriation retained for multi year capital projects and funding is expected to by used in future financial years
Administered Ordinary annual services: Prior year Appropriation applied in 2010-11 and Appropriation required for 2010-11 expense payments to be paid in future financial years
Administered Other Services: Debt for Health swap, which will be paid over the future financial years.

 

Table B: Unspent Departmental Annual Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')

Authority 2011
$
2010
$
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2004-05  33,272,427 74,272,427
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2005-06 8,587,173 8,587,173
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2005-06  1,165,000 1,165,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2005-06  30,769,000 30,769,000
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2005-06  50,153 595,000
Appropriation Act (No.5) 2005-06 2,445,000 2,445,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2006-07  52,909,129 52,909,129
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2006-07 9,643,000 9,643,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2006-07 18,637,071 18,637,071
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2007-08 2,779,062 2,779,062
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2007-08  9,303,000 10,064,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2007-08 8,251,791 8,880,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2008-09  7,634,000 7,634,000
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2008-09  2,247,000 13,757,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2008-09 6,451,944 9,259,944
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2008-09  1,882,000 4,780,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2009-10 101,650,416 82,516,416
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2009-10  42,290,000 52,566,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2009-10 25,493,000 25,493,000
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2009-10  3,882,000 7,007,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2010-11 70,221,000 -
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2010-11 56,250,000 -
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2010-11 - -
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2010-11 473,000 -
Total 496,286,166 423,759,222

 

Table C: Special Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')

The Department will investigate these circumstances and any impact on its special appropriations shown below, seeking legal advice as appropriate.

      Appropriation applied
Authority Type Purpose 2011
$
2010
$
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Act 1991
s.54(10), Administered
Unlimited Amount Payments by the Commonwealth to EFIC under this section are to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund which is appropriated accordingly - -
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
s.28(2), Administered
Refund  To provide an appropriation where an Act or other law requires or permits the prepayment of an amount received by the Commonwealth and apart from this section there is no specific appropriation for the repayment  838,379 767,096
Total     838,379 767,096

 

Table E: Reduction in Administered Items ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
2010-11  Amount required3 - by Appropriation Act Amount required3 - as represented by:   Total amount required3 Total amount appropriated4 Total reduction5
Ordinary Annual Services Act (No.1)  Act (No.3)  Spent Retention      
Outcome 1 276,083,784.96 - 275,965,711.96 118,073.00 276,083,784.96 294,210,000.00 18,126,215.04
Outcome 2 336,717.06 - 308,960.06 27,757.00 336,717.06 750,000.00 413,282.94

Notes:

1.  Numbers in this section of the table must be disclosed to the cent.

2. Administered items for 2010-11 were reduced to these amounts when these financial statements were tabled in Parliament as part of the agency's 2010-11 annual report. This reduction was effective in 2011-12, but the amounts were reflected in Table A in the 2010-11 financial statements in the column 'Appropriations reduced' as they were adjustments to 2010-11 appropriations.

3. Amount required as per Appropriation Act (Act 1 s. 11; Act 2 s. 12).

4. Total amount appropriated in 2010-11.

5. Total reduction effective in 2011-12.

2009-10  Amount required3 - by Appropriation Act Amount required3 - as represented by:   Total amount required3 Total amount appropriated4 Total reduction5
Ordinary Annual Services Act (No.1)  Act (No.3)  Spent Retention      
Outcome 1 315,751,152.00 - 310,600,064.00 5,151,088.00 315,751,152.00 399,896,000.00 84,124,848.00
Outcome 2 248,495.00 - 229,899.00 18,596.00 248,495.00 750,000.00 501,505.00

Notes:

1.  Numbers in this section of the table must be disclosed to the cent.

2. Administered items for 2009-10 were reduced to these amounts when these financial statements were tabled in Parliament as part of the agency's 2009-10 annual report. This reduction was effective in 2010-11, but the amounts were reflected in Table A in the 2009-10 financial statements in the column 'Appropriations reduced' as they were adjustments to 2009-10 appropriations.

3. Amount required as per Appropriation Act (Act 1 s. 11; Act 2 s. 12).

4. Total amount appropriated in 2009-10.

5. Total reduction effective in 2010-11.

 

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