In the 2021-22 financial year there:
- were no instances of expenditure incurred in excess of appropriation (2021-21: nil).
- were no instances of expenditure incurred outside of appropriation (2020-21: it was identified that Paid Parental Leave Payments had been incurred outside appropriation from 2015-16 to 2020-21 for a total value of $7.55 million).
- was 1 instance of an expense incurred without prior Cabinet authority to use imprest supply: Resurgence Support Payment (2020-21: nil).
We have identified a breach for the 'COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment' appropriation. An in-principle expense transfer of 'COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment' appropriation funds from 2020-21 to 2021-22 was not covered by the parliamentary authorisation provided by the Imprest Supply (First for 2021–22) Act. This was not remedied until 16 July 2021.
Consequently, any spending between 1 July 2021 and 15 July 2021 did not have the necessary authorisation and was therefore unappropriated. There have been no subsequent breaches for this appropriation since 16 July 2021.
|Expenses type and appropriation name||Amount without or exceeding appropriation 1 July 2021 to 15 July 2021 ($000)|
|Non-departmental other expenses: COVID-19 Resurgence Support Payment||$4,768|