51. Making amounts appropriated available to Commonwealth entities

(1) If an amount is appropriated by the Parliament in relation to a Commonwealth entity, then the Finance Minister may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, make the appropriated amount available to the entity in such instalments, and at such times, as the Finance Minister considers appropriate.

(2) However, the Finance Minister must make an amount available if:

(a) a law requires the payment of the amount; and

(b) the Finance Minister is satisfied that there is an available appropriation.

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Last updated: 13 January 2016