Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Portfolio
Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2007-08 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2007-08
ISBN 978 1742 078571

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The purpose of the Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements (SAES) is to explain Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2007-08 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2007-08. This document serves to inform senators and members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of extra appropriation resources to Government outcomes by agencies within the portfolio.

Appropriation Bill (No. 5), which follows on from Appropriation Bill (No. 1), found in Budget Paper No. 4 and Appropriation Bill (No. 3) produced at Additional Estimates, will provide additional expenditure authority for the ordinary annual services of government in respect of the 2007-08 financial year. Appropriation Bill (No. 6), which follows on from Appropriation Bill (No. 2), found in Budget Paper No. 4 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) produced at Additional Estimates, will provide additional expenditure authority in respect of the 2007-08 financial year for capital works and services, payments to or for the States, Territories and local government authorities, and new administered outcomes not authorised by specific legislation.

The SAES are declared by Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2007-08 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2007-08 to be a 'relevant document' to the interpretation of the Bills according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

The SAES should be read in conjunction with the 2008-09 Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS), which accompany this document, and include information from the appropriation bills explained in this document.