Appropriation Bill No. 3, 2016-17—Third ReadingPublished on 21 June 2016 Hansard and Statements by Senator Joseph Day
Hon. Joseph A. Day:
I thank Senator Harder for giving that outline.
Honourable senators, this is the second supply bill you are asked to look at. It starts with estimates that come down sometime after the fiscal year begins — because this is Supplementary Estimates (A) — reflective of, in large part, what was in the budget but wasn’t ready when the Main Estimates came out.
We look at the Supplementary Estimates (A), produce a report that is then presented here and tabled and opened for discuss and adopted, and that has all taken place. This is the bill that follows that work.
This bill asks for Supplementary Estimates (A). In addition to the $63 billion in main supply, the additional amount is $7.01 billion. Again, it’s in two different schedules. It’s supply; it’s one of the fundamental documents flowing from the budget for the government.