Advance to the Finance Minister - List of AFMs

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 (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.

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) undertakes independent assurance reviews on AFMs issued.

Determinations under the AFM provisions are legislative instruments and are registered in accordance with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

List of AFMs issued in recent years

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2020-2021 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2020-2021 financial year
Supply Act (No. 1) 2020-2021

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Australian Trade and Investment Commission 230,080,000.00 Details
Department of Health 808,754,000.00 Details
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 71,734,000.00 Details
Department of Social Services 159,713,242.00 Details
Total 1,270,281,242.00  

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2020-2021 financial year
Supply Act (No. 2) 2020-2021

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 250,000,000.00 Details
Department of Health 384,060,000.00 Details

Total

634,060,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2020-2021 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2020-2021

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

475,816,000.00 Details
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 550,000,000.00 Details

Total

1,025,816,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2019-2020 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2019-2020 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2019-2020

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

2,500,000.00

Details 

Total

2,500,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2019-2020 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2019-2020

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Health

100,000,000.00

Details

Department of Health

200,000,000.00

Details

Department of Health

380,000,000.00

Details 

 Total

680,000,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2019-2020 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 6) 2019-2020

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

91,500,000.00

Details

 Total

91,500,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2019-2020 financial year
Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Act (No. 2) 2019-2020

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Health

800,000,000.00

Details

Department of Health

400,000,000.00

Details 

 Total

1,200,000,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2018-2019 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2018-2019 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2018-2019

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Home Affairs

52,560,000.00

Details 

Total

52,560,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2018-2019 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2018-2019

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

75,379,000.00

Details 

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

40,000,000.00

Details 

 Total

115,379,000.00

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2017-2018 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2017-2018 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2017-2018

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Australian Bureau of Statistics

122,000,000.00

Details 

 Total

122,000,000.00

 

There were no Advances to the Finance Minister issued in the 2016-2017 financial year.

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2015-2016 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2015-2016 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2015-2016

Entity

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Australian Electoral Commission

101,237,000.00

Details 

 Total

101,237,000.00

 

There were no Advances to the Finance Minister issued in the 2014-2015 financial year.
There were no Advances to the Finance Minister issued in the 2013-2014 financial year.

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2012-2013 financial year

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2012-2013 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2012-2013

Portfolio

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

24,117,394.97

Details 

Health and Ageing

107,000,000.00

Details 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

91,017,000.00

Details 

Health and Ageing

12,500,000.00

Details 

Health and Ageing

2,200,000.00

Details 

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

4,632,500.00

Details 

 Total

241,466,894.97

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2011-2012 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2011-2012 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2011-2012

Portfolio

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

33,242,205

Details 

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

14,327,392

Details 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

5,561,983

Details 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

17,610,000

Details 

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

6,000,000

Details 

Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

6,200,000

Details 

 Total

82,941,580

 

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2011-2012 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 2) 2011-2012

Portfolio

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Prime Minister and Cabinet

41,881,000

Details 

 Total

41,881,000

 

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2010-2011 financial year

Advances to the Finance Minister in the 2010-2011 financial year
Appropriation Act (No. 1) 2010-2011

Portfolio

Advances Provided ($)

FRLI

Prime Minister and Cabinet

30,701,000

Details 

Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

14,159,000

Details 

Finance and Deregulation

5,100,000

Details 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

7,500,000

Details 

Prime Minister and Cabinet

3,130,000

Details 

 Total

60,590,000

 


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