User Guide to the Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

The purpose of the 2014–15 Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements (PSAES) is to inform Senators, Members of Parliament and the public of the proposed allocation of additional resources to Government outcomes by entities within the portfolio.

The PSAES facilitate understanding of the proposed appropriations in Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2014–15 and Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2014–15. In this sense the PSAES is declared by the Appropriation Acts to be a ‘relevant document’ to the interpretation of the Acts according to section 15AB of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2014–15, which follows on from Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2014–15 tabled at Budget and Appropriation Act (No. 3) 2014–15 tabled at Additional Estimates, will provide additional expenditure authority for the ordinary annual services of government in respect of the 2014–15 financial year.

Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2014–15, which follows on from Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2014–15 tabled at Budget and Appropriation Act (No. 4) 2014–15 tabled at Additional Estimates, will provide additional expenditure authority in respect of the 2014–15 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.

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