Advance to the Finance Minister

The Advance to the Finance Minister (AFM) / Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer (APO) (the Advances) are provisions in the annual Appropriation Acts which enable the Minister for Finance and Deregulation (Finance Minister) / responsible Presiding Officer to provide additional appropriation to agencies throughout the financial year.

An Advance may only be issued by the Finance Minister / responsible Presiding Officer if satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure that is either not provided for or has been insufficiently provided for in the existing appropriations of the agency.  The additional appropriation is provided by means of a determination.

Prior to 2008-09, issues made from the AFMs before the finalisation of the Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills (AEs) and the Supplementary Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills (SAEs) could be recovered through the additional appropriation provided in these Acts.  Amounts issued from the AFMs after the SAEs could not be recovered and were therefore reported as a final charge against the AFM provisions in an annual report titled “Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge”.

From 2008-09 onwards, the Finance Minister will table in Parliament an annual report on the use of the Advances. The annual report will disclose all Advance amounts issued (there will be no distinction between amounts issued before or after AEs/SAEs) during the financial year, not just those that remained as a final charge.  The new report format replaces the “Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge” report previously tabled in Parliament.

In 2011-12, the name of the annual report was changed from “Issue from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report” to “Report On Advances Provided Under The Annual Appropriation Acts”, however, the report format has not changed.

Report On Advances Provided Under The Annual Appropriation Acts

2012-13

Report on Advances Provided Under the Annual Appropriation Acts 2012-2013 [PDF Document 668 KB]
Report on Advances Provided Under the Annual Appropriation Acts 2012-2013 [Word Document 720 KB]

2011-12

Report on Advances Provided Under the Annual Appropriation Acts 2011-2012 [PDF Document 390 KB]
Report on Advances Provided Under the Annual Appropriation Acts 2011-2012 [Word Document 490 KB]

Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report

2010-11

Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report 2010-11 [PDF Document 922 KB]
Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report 2010-11 [Word Document 580 KB]

2009-10

Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report 2009-10 [PDF Document 2.9 MB]
Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report 2009-10 [Word Document 6.7 MB]

2008-09

Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report 2008-09 [PDF Document 992 KB]
Issues from the Advances under the Annual Appropriation Acts Annual Report 2008-09 [Zipped RTF Document 3 MB]

Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge

Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2008 [PDF Document 211 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2007 [PDF Document 151 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2006 [PDF Document 245 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2005 [PDF Document 216 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2004 [PDF Document 214 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2003 [PDF Document 114 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2002 [PDF Document 133 KB]
Issues from the Advance to the Finance Minister as a Final Charge for the year ended 30 June 2001 [PDF Document 121 KB]

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