Table 20A: Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
Annual Appropriations for 2014
  2014 Appropriations Appropriation applied in 2014 (current and prior years) Variance3
Appropriations Act FMA Act  
Annual Appropriation4 Appropriations reduced1 AFM2 Section 30 Section 31 Section 32 Total appropriation
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
DEPARTMENTAL                  
Ordinary annual services 80,345 - - - 1,004 - 81,349 94,298 (12,949)
Other Services                  
Equity - - - - - -   788 (788)
Total departmental 80,345 - - - 1,004 - 81,349 95,086 (13,737)
 
Annual Appropriations for 2013
  2013 Appropriations Appropriation applied in 2013 (current and prior years) Variance3
Appropriations Act FMA Act  
Annual Appropriation Appropriations reduced1 AFM2 Section 30 Section 31 Section 32 Total appropriation
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
DEPARTMENTAL                  
Ordinary annual services 75,670 - - - 1,461 - 77,054 83,346 (6,292)
Other Services                  
Equity - - - - - - - 212 (212)
Total departmental 75,670 - - - 1,461 - 77,054 83,558 (6,504)
Notes:
1. Appropriations reduced under Appropriation Acts (Nos. 1,3&5):  sections 10, 11, and 12 and under Appropriation Acts (Nos. 2,4&6) : 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 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.

2. Advance to the Finance Minister (AFM) - Appropriation Acts (Nos. 1,3&5) : section 13 and Appropriation Acts (Nos. 2,4&6) : section 15.

3. The variance between total annual appropriation available and total appropriation applied in 2013-14 relates to payments funded from unspent prior year appropriation items.

4. An amount of $2.613m of Fair Work Commission direct appropriations has been quarantined and as such is unable to  be utilised for Fair Work Commission purposes.  It is expected to be formally reduced in July 2016.  As there has been no formal reduction of the appropriation to comply with the Finance Ministers Orders,  Fair Work Commission  is required to recognise the full amount of available appropriation as Revenue from Government for 2013-14. 
Table 20B: Departmental Capital Budgets (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
  2014 Capital Budget Appropriations Capital Budgets Appropriations applied in 2014 (current and prior years)
Appropriations Act FMA Act Total Capital Budget Appropriations
Annual Capital Budget Appropriations reduced2 Section 32 Payments for non-financial assets3 Payments for other purposes   Variance4
Total payments
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
DEPARTMENTAL                
Ordinary annual services - Departmental Capital Budget1 349 - - 349 1,160 - 1,160 (811)
 
  2013 Capital Budget Appropriations Capital Budgets Appropriations applied in 2013 (current and prior years)
Appropriations Act FMA Act Total Capital Budget Appropriations
Annual Capital Budget Appropriations reduced2 Section 32 Payments for non-financial assets3 Payments for other purposes   Variance4
Total payments
$’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000 $’000
DEPARTMENTAL                
Ordinary annual services - Departmental Capital Budget1 1,121 - - 1,121 1,271 - 1,271 (150)
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): 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.

4. The variance between total annual appropriation available and total appropriation applied in 2013-14 relates to payments funded from unspent prior year appropriation items.
Table 20C: Unspent Annual Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
  2014 2013
  $’000 $’000
Departmental    
Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2005-06 ^ - 2,125
Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2006-07 ^ - 6,677
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2009-10 ^ - 614
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2010-11 - 788
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2011-12 - 34,337
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2012-13 - 16,309
Appropriation Act (No.1) 2013-14 * 36,693 -
Total departmental 36,693 60,850
Notes:

 ^Per the Statute Stocktake (Appropriations) Bill 2013 (Stocktake Bill 2013) all old annual Appropriation Acts from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2010 were repealed during the 2013-14 financial year.   

* An amount of $2.613m of Fair Work Commission direct appropriations has been quarantined and as such is unable to  be utilised for Fair Work Commission purposes.  It is expected to be formally reduced in July 2016.  As there has been no formal reduction of the appropriation to comply with the Finance Ministers Orders,  Fair Work Commission  is required to recognise the full amount of available appropriation as Revenue from Government for 2013-14. 
Table 20D: Special Appropriations Applied (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)
      Appropriation applied
      2014 2013
Authority Type Purpose $’000 $’000
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 s. 28(2), Administered Refund To provide an appropriation for the refund of application fees received by the Commonwealth as per the Fair Work Regulations 2009 and apart from this section there is no specific appropriation for the repayment. (508) (387)
Table 20E: Disclosure by Agent in Relation to Annual and Special Appropriations (‘Recoverable GST exclusive’)

During the year the Fair Work Commission was granted authority and drawing rights by the Department of Finance to make payments under the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968. The Fair Work Commission makes pension payments directly to beneficiaries of the scheme, due to prior service to the Commission or preceding bodies.

Payments are made under agency relationship for Department of Finance.

  Department of Finance - to make payments to beneficiaries Judges Pension Scheme.
2014 $’000
Total receipts 4,802
Total payments (4,802)
   
  Department of Finance - to make payments to beneficiaries Judges Pension Scheme
2013 $’000
Total receipts 4,515
Total payments (4,515)

 

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