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Note 24: Appropriations

Table A: Annual Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
2012 Appropriations
Appropriation applied in 2012 (current and prior years)
Variance(c)
Appropriation Act
FMA Act
Total appropriation
Annual Appropriation
Appropriations reduced(a)
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
DEPARTMENTAL
Ordinary annual services
856,494,000
(65,846,266)
247,213,530
-
1,037,861,264
(1,152,358,437)
(114,497,173)
Other services
Equity
72,005,000
-
-
72,005,000
(30,502,000)
41,503,000
Total departmental
928,499,000
(65,846,266)
-
247,213,530
-
1,109,866,264
(1,182,860,437)
(72,994,173)
ADMINISTERED
Ordinary annual services
Administered items
279,145,000
(30,771,313)
74,361
-
248,448,048
(247,699,278)
748,770
Other services
Administered assets and liabilities
-
-
-
-
-
(8,085,059)
(8,085,059)
Total administered
279,145,000
(30,771,313)
74,361
-
248,448,048
(255,784,337)
(7,336,289)
Notes:
(a) Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (No. 1,3,5) 2011-12: sections 10, 11, 12 and 15 and under Appropriation Acts (No. 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 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 2 reductions in departmental appropriations following requests by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The reductions were:
- determined on 11 May 2012 through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 11 of 2011-2012)' under subsection 10(2) of Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2009-2010 for the amount of $52,270,253; and
- determined on 11 May 2012 through 'Determination to Reduce Appropriations Upon Request (No. 11 of 2011-2012)' under subsection 10(2) of Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2010-2011 for the amount of $13,576,013.
- details on Administered Appropriations reduced refer to Note 24: Table E: Reduction in Administered Items
(b) In 2011-12, 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 $5,589,828 relating to the Passport Services Purchasing Agreement;
- a reduction to revenue of $14,164,449 relating to no-win/no-loss funding for foreign exchange; and
- a reduction to revenue of $2,326,131 relating to no-win/no-loss funding for Kabul Security Projects;
(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 2011-12 and Appropriation required for 2011-12 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.
2011 Appropriations
Appropriation applied in 2012 (current and prior years)
Variance(c)
Appropriation Act
FMA Act
Total appropriation
Annual Appropriation
Appropriations reduced(a)
Section 30
Section 31
Section 32
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
DEPARTMENTAL
Ordinary annual services
906,624,000
(17,395,056)
115,129,698
71,251,742
-
1,075,610,384
(1,084,398,618)
(8,788,234)
Other services
-
Equity
72,406,000
-
-
72,406,000
(43,458,000)
28,948,000
Total departmental
979,030,000
(17,395,056)
115,129,698
71,251,742
-
1,148,016,384
(1,127,856,618)
20,159,766
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.
- details on Administered Appropriations reduced refer to Note 24: Table E: Reduction in Administered Items
(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.

 

Table B: Departmental Capital Budgets ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
 
 
2012 Capital Budget Appropriations
Capital Budget Appropriations applied in 2012
(current and prior years)
Variance
 
Appropriation Act
FMA Act
Total Capital Budget Appropriations
Payments for non-financial assets3
Payments for other purposes
Total payments
 
Annual Capital Budget
Appropriations reduced2
Section 32
 
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
DEPARTMENTAL
Ordinary annual services - Departmental Capital Budget1
73,446,000
-
-
73,446,000
(78,723,440)
-
(78,723,440)
(5,277,440)
 
Notes:
1. Departmental and Administered Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (No.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.
 
 
2011 Capital Budget Appropriations
Capital Budget Appropriations applied in 2012
(current and prior years)
Variance
 
Appropriation Act
FMA Act
Total Capital Budget Appropriations
Payments for non-financial assets3
Payments for other purposes
Total payments
 
Annual Capital Budget
Appropriations reduced2
Section 32
 
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
DEPARTMENTAL
Ordinary annual services - Departmental Capital Budget1
57,681,000
-
-
57,681,000
(42,287,219)
-
(42,287,219)
15,393,781
 
Notes:
1. Departmental and Administered Capital Budgets are appropriated through Appropriation Acts (No.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.

 

Table C: Unspent Annual Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
Authority
2012
2011
$
$
DEPARTMENTAL
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2004-05
-
33,272,427
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2005-06
-
8,587,173
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2005-06
1,165,000
1,165,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2005-06
-
30,769,000
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2005-06
50,153
50,153
Appropriation Act (No.5) 2005-06
-
2,445,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2006-07
-
52,909,129
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2006-07
9,643,000
9,643,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2006-07
-
18,637,071
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2007-08
-
2,779,062
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2007-08
7,166,000
9,303,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2007-08
-
8,251,791
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2008-09
-
7,634,000
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2008-09
4,507,000
2,247,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2008-09
-
6,451,944
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2008-09
1,876,000
1,882,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2009-10
-
101,650,416
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2009-10
23,392,000
42,290,000
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2009-10
-
25,493,000
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2009-10
-
3,882,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2010-11
961,056
70,221,000
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2010-11
45,864,000
56,250,000
Appropriation Act (No.4) 2010-11
473,000
473,000
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2011-12
305,950,745
-
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2011-12
72,005,000
-
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2011-12
18,367,000
-
Appropriation Act (No.5) 2011-12
300,000
-
Total
491,719,954
496,286,166
Authority
2012
2011
$
$
ADMINISTERED
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2004-05
-
473,480
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2005-06
-
50,714
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2006-07
-
1,029,041
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2007-08
-
33,683
Appropriation Act (No.2) 2009-10
59,461,988
67,547,047
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2010-11
-
18,685,328
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2011-12
27,128,552
-
Appropriation Act (No.3) 2011-12
4,463,000
-
Appropriation Act (No.5) 2011-12
-
-
Total
91,053,540
87,819,294

 

Table D: Special Appropriations ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
Authority
Appropriation applied
2012
2011
Type
Purpose
$
$
Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) Act 1991
s.54(10), Administered
Unlimited Amount
For the payment by the Commonwealth to EFIC of amounts equal to the amount of capital determined by the EFIC Board as necessary to overcome the inadequacies, or expected inadequacies, in the moneys or other assets of EFIC to meet the expected liabilites, losses or claims against EFIC
-
-
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
s.28(1), Administered
Refund
To provide an appropriation where an Act or other law requires or permits the repayment of an amount received by the Commonwealth and apart from this section there is no specific appropriation for the repayment
953,172
838,379
Total
953,172
838,379

 

Table E: Reduction in Administered Items ('Recoverable GST exclusive')
2012
Amount required3 - by Appropriation Act
Total amount required3
Total amount appropriated4
Total reduction5
Ordinary Annual Services
Act (No.1)
Act (No.3)
Act (No.5)
Outcome 1
244,105,766.95
1,020,000.00
3,000,000.00
-
248,125,766.95
278,395,000.00
30,269,233.05
Outcome 2
247,919.62
-
-
-
247,919.62
750,000.00
502,080.38
Notes:
1. Numbers in this section of the table must be disclosed to the cent.
2. Administered items for 2012 were reduced to these amounts when these financial statements were tabled in Parliament as part of the entity's 2012 annual report. This reduction was effective in 2013, but the amounts were reflected in Table A in the 2012 financial statements in the column 'Appropriations reduced' as they were adjustments to 2012 appropriations.
3. Amount required as per Appropriation Act (Act 1 s. 11; Act 2 s. 12).
4. Total amount appropriated in 2012.
5. Total reduction effective in 2013.
2011
Amount required3 - by Appropriation Act
Total amount required3
Total amount appropriated4
Total reduction5
Ordinary Annual Services
Act (No.1)
Act (No.3)
Act (No.5)
Outcome 1
276,083,784.96
-
-
-
276,083,784.96
294,210,000.00
18,126,215.04
Outcome 2
336,717.06
-
-
-
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 2011 were reduced to these amounts when these financial statements were tabled in Parliament as part of the entity's 2011 annual report. This reduction was effective in 2012, but the amounts were reflected in Table A in the 2011 financial statements in the column 'Appropriations reduced' as they were adjustments to 2011 appropriations.
3. Amount required as per Appropriation Act (Act 1 s. 11; Act 2 s. 12).
4. Total amount appropriated in 2011.
5. Total reduction effective in 2012.

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