Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 Determination 2013/17 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)

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FMA Act Determination 2013/17 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)
Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
I, PETER GIBSON, Acting 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 delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Finance, who, in turn, is 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 and Ageing (now the Department of Health) to the Department of Social Services (previously the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs).
 
 
 
Dated:  29 November 2013
 
 
 
 
 
PETER GIBSON
Acting First Assistant Secretary
Financial Reporting and Cash Management Division
Department of Finance
 
1  Name of Determination
                   This Determination is the FMA Act Determination 2013/17 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)
2  Commencement
                   This Determination commences on 1 December 2013.
3  Purpose
The purpose of this Determination is to transfer amounts appropriated in respect of aged care functions from the former Department of Health and Ageing to the Department of Social Services, consistent with the transfer of aged care functions effected by 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 under section 32 of the FMA Act by a delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Finance. The Secretary is a delegate of the Finance Minister (in accordance with section 62 of the FMA Act) and the Secretary has, in turn, 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 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.
Note 3: This Determination is the second transfer of appropriations in relation to aged care functions transferred from the Department of Health and Ageing to the Department of Social Services. An initial transfer of appropriations commenced on 16 October 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services).
4  Amendment of Appropriation Acts
                   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,        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 21 for FMA Act Determination 2013/16 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from PM&C to Social Services)
Insert:
12  FMA Act Determination 2013/17 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services)
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 22:
Amendments to appropriations are as specified in Table 22.
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 22: Amendment of appropriations
 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Appropriation item
Agency
Amount
($’000)

1
Administered item, Outcome 8
Department of Social Services
+996,571

2
Administered item, Outcome 4
Department of Health and Ageing
-996,571

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 2013/17 — 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, functions in relation to aged care were transferred from the Department of Health and Ageing (now the Department of Health) to the Department of Social Services.
This Determination is the second transfer of appropriations in relation to aged care functions transferred from the Department of Health and Ageing to the Department of Social Services. An initial transfer of appropriations commenced on 16 October 2013, under FMA Act Determination 2013/09 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services).
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 4, insert:
Note 5:       FMA Act Determination 2013/17 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Health to Social Services) increased the administered item for Outcome 8 for the Department of Social Services by the amount specified in Table 22 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.
3     Schedule 1, Health and Ageing portfolio, after the Department of Health and Ageing table
After Note 3, insert:
Note 4:       FMA Act Determination 2013/17 — 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 22 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.