FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C)

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FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C)
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
I, ALAN GREENSLADE, First Assistant Secretary, Financial Analysis, Reporting and Management, Department of Finance, make this Determination under section 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act), as a delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Finance. The Secretary has been delegated powers under section 32 by the Finance Minister.
This Determination is made in response to the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013. Functions relating to indigenous affairs were transferred from the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (now the Department of Social Services) to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
 
 
 
 
Dated 2 May 2014
 
 
 
 
 
ALAN GREENSLADE
First Assistant Secretary
Financial Analysis, Reporting and Management
Department of Finance
 
1  Name of Determination
                   This Determination is the FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C).
2  Commencement
                   This Determination commences on 2 May 2014.
3  Purpose
                   The purpose of this Determination is to adjust amounts appropriated to support functions moved from the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, consistent with the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013.
Note 1: This Determination has been made under section 32 of the FMA Act by a delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Finance. The Finance Minister has delegated power under section 32 to the Secretary (in accordance with section 62 of the FMA Act), who has sub-delegated that power to the signatory of this Determination (in accordance with section 53 of the FMA Act).
Note 2: On 18 September 2013, the Governor-General in Council acting on the Prime Minister’s recommendation under section 64 of the Constitution renamed the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as the Department of Social Services.
Note 3: This Determination is the fourth transfer of appropriations in relation to the transfer of indigenous functions. An initial transfer of appropriations occurred on 1 November 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/13 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C). A second transfer of appropriations occurred on 1 December 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/15— Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from DRALGAS to Health and PM&C). A third transfer of appropriations occurred on 1 December 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/19— Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from DEEWR to PM&C).
 
4  Amendment of Appropriation Act
                   Schedule 1 to the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2013-2014 is amended as set out in Schedule 1 to this Determination.
5  Definitions
                   In this Determination, unless the contrary intention appears:
§  Department of Social Services includes a reference to the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
§  FMA Act means the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
Schedule 1    Amendment of Appropriation Act (No. 1)                   2013‑2014
1     At the end of Schedule 1, after the note to Table 38 for FMA Act Determination 2014/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Immigration to Social Services)
Insert:
 25 FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions    from Social Services to PM&C)
Schedule 1 to this Act is amended in accordance with section 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act).
Amendment of appropriations in Table 39:
Amendments to appropriations are as specified in Table 39.
The appropriation item (listed in Column 1) for the Agency (listed in Column 2) is amended by the relevant amount (listed in Column 3). A positive amount in Column 3 is an increase in the appropriation and a negative amount is a decrease in the appropriation.
Table 39: Amendment of appropriations
 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Appropriation item
Agency
Amount
$’000

1
Departmental item
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
+17,500

2
Departmental item
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
-17,500

Note:          Section 32 of the FMA Act enables the Finance Minister to determine that Schedules to Appropriation Acts are amended in relation to a transfer of functions between Agencies. A determination under section 32 of the FMA Act cannot result in a change to the total amount appropriated. FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C) affects this Act in a specified way to result in no change to the total amount appropriated.
Due to a change to the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013, functions relating to indigenous affairs were transferred from the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
This Determination is the fourth transfer of appropriations in relation to the transfer of indigenous functions. An initial transfer of appropriations occurred on 1 November 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/13 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C). A second transfer of appropriations occurred on 1 December 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/15— Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from DRALGAS to Health and PM&C). A third transfer of appropriations occurred on 1 December 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/19— Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from DEEWR to PM&C).
2     Schedule 1, Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio, after the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs table
After Note 10, insert:
Note 11:     FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C) decreased the departmental item for the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs by the amount specified in Table 39 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.
3     Schedule 1, Prime Minister and Cabinet portfolio, after the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet table
After Note 4, insert:
Note 5:       FMA Act Determination 2014/10 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to PM&C)  increased the departmental item for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet by the amount specified in Table 39 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.
    
 
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