Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 Determination 2013/21 – Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to AACQA)

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FMA Act Determination 2013/21 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to AACQA)
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 delegate of the Secretary of the Department of Finance, who, in turn, is a delegate of the Finance Minister.
 
This Determination is made consistent with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013. That Act establishes a new agency from 1 January 2014, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, for which appropriations are transferred from the Department of Social Services.
 
 
 
 
 
Dated 20 December 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 2013/21 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to AACQA).
2  Commencement
                   This Determination commences on 1 January 2014.
3  Purpose
                   The purpose of this Determination is to adjust amounts appropriated to support the establishment of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency from 1 January 2014, consistent with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 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 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).
4  Amendment of Appropriation Act
                   Schedule 1 of 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 26 for FMA Act Determination 2013/20 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from DEEWR to Education and Employment)
Insert:
16  FMA Act Determination 2013/21 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to AACQA)
Schedule 1 to this Act is amended in accordance with section 32 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act).
New agency in Table 27:
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013 establishes the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA), with a commencement date of 1 January 2014. The inclusion of AACQA is specified at Table 27.
Amendment of appropriations in Table 28:
Amendments to appropriations are as specified in Table 28.
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 27: New table for the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
 
SOCIAL SERVICES PORTFOLIO
Appropriation (plain figures)—2013‑2014

 

 
Departmental
Administered
Total

 
$'000
$'000
$'000

AUSTRALIAN AGED CARE QUALITY AGENCY
 
 
 

Outcome 1 ‑
High-quality care for persons receiving Australian Government subsidised residential aged care and aged care in the community through the accreditation of residential aged care services, the quality review of aged care services including services provided in the community, and the provision of information, education and training to the aged care sector
 
 
 

0
0
0

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Total:  Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
0
0
0

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Table 28: Amendment of appropriations
 
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3

Item
Appropriation item
Agency
Amount
$’000

1
Departmental item
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
+13,038

2
Administered item, Outcome 8
Department of Social Services
-13,038

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 2013/21 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to AACQA) affects this Act in a specified way to result in no change to the total amount appropriated.
These changes were made to support the establishment of the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency from 1 January 2014, consistent with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency Act 2013.
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 5, insert:
Note 6:       FMA Act Determination 2013/21 — Section 32 (Transfer of Functions from Social Services to AACQA) decreased the administered item for Outcome 8 for the Department of Social Services (previously known as the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) by the amount specified in Table 28 at the end of Schedule 1 to this Act.