Despite these broadly supported conceptions, the passage of bills on state agreements over the past decade has not been a mere “stamp”. Amendments are usually developed and agreed with the proponent of the state treaty before being introduced in Parliament. As a result, changes to these agreed terms are rarely made to bills as they were introduced. However, over the past decade, the VA government has increasingly used the pretext of amending an agreement to “modernize” and “standardize” it or impose additional obligations, again with the agreement of its supporter. 2. An amount or part of an amount advanced by the Treasurer under this clause may be deducted by the Commonwealth from amounts to be paid subsequently in accordance with clause 5(1) of this Agreement, or, if there are no other amounts to be paid under that sub-clause, the State shall be reimbursed to the Treasurer at its request. 1. In this agreement, unless otherwise intended, new state agreements are now much rarer than in the 1960s and 1970s. A number of recent state agreements have been concluded to allow the construction of important railways – a necessary work under the Public Labour Act of 1902 (AV) which requires that a railway can only be built under the supervision of a special law that must indicate as accurately as possible the railway line and the point of departure and end.

The special law does not necessarily have to be done through a state agreement, but this is the approach taken in practice by the VA government. 2. For the purposes of this Agreement, the operating expenses of the State for or related to the works during the three years beginning on the first of July 1963 shall include the planning and management costs borne by the State during that period and directly related to the execution of the works, but not the expenses which would have been incurred or which would have been incurred, whether the work has been carried out or not. 1994, 1994 2. Where the Commonwealth provides, under this Agreement, financial assistance for part of the work listed under clause 11 of this Agreement but not listed therein at the date of conclusion of this Agreement, the State shall return that share of its consolidated revenue to the Commonwealth, subject to subsection (3) of this clause. where applicable, any payment to the State in accordance with clause 5 and any advance to the State which is not reimbursed in accordance with clause 6 of this Agreement, and shall make all repayments on the conditions authorised by the Treasurer prior to the financial assistance. . . .