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Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021 – Second Reading
Mr SUKKAR (Deakin—Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Housing) (20:20): I move:
That this bill be now read a second time.
The Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021 provides appropriations for 2020-21 for
the operations of:
the Department of the Senate;
the Department of the House of Representatives;
the Department of Parliamentary Services; and
the Parliamentary Budget Office.
Together with Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2020-2021, this bill provides appropriations for
the expenditure of the parliamentary departments for the full year of 2020-21.
The most significant item in this bill is for the Department of Parliamentary Services, which will receive $83.4
million for the maintenance of the Australian Parliament House, and to support the functions of parliament and
parliamentarians through the provision of professional services, advice and facilities.
Details of the proposed expenditure are set out in the schedule to the bill and the 2020-21 portfolio budget
I commend this bill to the chamber.