Financial Management and Accountability Act Determination 2013/09 – Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)

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FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
I, ALAN GREENSLADE, First Assistant Secretary, Financial Reporting and Cash Management Division, Department of Finance, make this Determination under section 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act), as a delegate of the Finance Minister.
 
This Determination is made in response to the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013. Functions in relation to aged care were transferred from the Department of Health (previously the Department of Health and Ageing) to the Department of Social Services (previously the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs).
 
 
Dated 15 October 2013
 
 
 
 
 
ALAN GREENSLADE
First Assistant Secretary
Financial Reporting and Cash Management Division
Department of Finance
 
 
1  Name of Determination
                   This Determination is the FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services).
2  Commencement
                   This Determination commences on the day after it is signed.
3  Purpose
                   The purpose of this Determination is to adjust amounts appropriated to Health and Social Services as an interim measure to support functions from Health being transferred to Social Services, consistent with the Administrative Arrangements Order made on 18 September 2013. The further transfer of appropriations will occur in due course.
Note 1: This Determination has been made by a delegate of the Finance Minister (in accordance with section 62 of the FMA Act).
Note 2: On 18 September 2013, the Governor-General in Council acting under section 64 of the Constitution renamed the Department of Health and Ageing as the Department of Health, and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as the Department of Social Services.
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:
Social Services means the Department of Social Services.
FMA Act means the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997.
Health means the Department of Health.
Schedule 1   Amendment of Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2013‑2014
1     At the end of Schedule 1, after the note to Table 9 for FMA Act Determination 2013/08 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from DRET to Industry)
Insert:
4    FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)
Schedule 1 of this Act is amended in accordance with section 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act).
A new Outcome 8 is created for the Department of Social Services, which is set out at Table 10. The text of Outcome 8 is generally the same as the text of Outcome 4 for the former Department of Health and Ageing, although it also refers to relevant Portfolio Budget Statements.
Amendments to appropriations are as specified in Table 11. 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 10
 
Departmental
Administered
Total

 
$'000
$'000
$'000

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
 
 
 

Outcome 8 ‑
Aged Care and Population Ageing ‑ Access to quality and affordable aged care and carer support services for older people, including through subsidies and grants, industry assistance, training and regulation of the aged care sector (including to perform the activities indicated in the Portfolio Budget Statements for 2013-2014 of the Department of Health and Ageing as being activities in respect of Outcome 4 for that Department)
 
 
 

0
0
0

 
 
 

 
Table 11
Amendment of appropriations

 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Appropriation item
Agency
Amount
($’000)

1
Administered item, Outcome 8
Department of Social Services
+440,000

2
Administered item, Outcome 4
Department of Health and Ageing
-440,000

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 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services) 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 on 18 September 2013, aged care functions were transferred from the Department of Health (previously the Department of Health and Ageing) to the Department of Social Services (previously the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs).
2     Schedule 1, Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio, after the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs table
Insert:
Note 1:       FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services) created a new Outcome 8 for the Department of Social Services (previously the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs), which is set out in Table 10 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.
Additionally, the Determination increased the administered item for Outcome 8 for the Department of Social Services by the amount specified in Table 11 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.
                   Due to a change to the Administrative Arrangements Order on 18 September 2013, aged care functions were transferred from the Department of Health (previously the Department of Health and Ageing) to the Department of Social Services.
3     Schedule 1, Health and Ageing portfolio, after the Department of Health and Ageing table
After Note 1, Insert:
Note 2:       FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services) decreased the administered item for Outcome 4 for the Department of Health and Ageing by the amount specified in Table 11 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.
                   Due to a change to the Administrative Arrangements Order on 18 September 2013, aged care functions were transferred from the Department of Health (previously the Department of Health and Ageing) to the Department of Social Services (previously the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs).
 
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