Appropriations are laws made by the Australian Parliament providing authority to draw from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).
The Annual Appropriations Team (AAT) is responsible for the preparation and production of annual Appropriation Bills and supporting documents for Parliament.
The Budget Appropriation Bills (Appropriation Bills 1 and 2, and Parliamentary Departments Bill 1) are introduced into the Parliament on the second Tuesday of May each year (Budget night).
The Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills (Appropriation Bills 3 and 4, and Parliamentary Departments Bill 2 (optional)) are introduced into the Parliament in early February each year after the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO).
If needed, the Supplementary Additional Estimates Appropriation Bills (Appropriation Bills 5 and 6) may be introduced alongside the Budget Bills.
Creating or changing outcome statements
Outcome statements set out Government objectives and explain the purposes for which annual appropriations are approved by the Parliament for use by entities. New outcome statements need to be created for new entities and in limited circumstances, existing outcome statements need to be changed.