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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 3 Hansard (11 March) . . Page.. 1084..


MR QUINLAN (continuing):

Instrument directing a transfer of appropriation from the Department of Urban Services to the Chief Minister's Department and a statement of reasons, dated 8 March 2004.

Instrument directing a transfer of appropriation within Urban Services from Capital Injection to Expenses on behalf of the Territory and a statement of reasons, dated 8 March 2004.

Pursuant to Section 17-Instrument varying appropriation related to Capital Injection, Department of Urban Services and a statement of reasons, dated 8 March 2004.

Pursuant to section 19B-Instrument varying appropriation related to the Forestry Industries Assistance Package for ACT Businesses grant, Chief Minister's Department and a statement of reasons, dated 8 March 2004.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to these instruments.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, as required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table four instruments issued under sections 14, 17 and 19B of the act. The directions and statements of reasons for the above must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given. The instruments relate to the 2003-04 financial year.

The first section 14 instrument transfers the Multicultural Festival to the Multicultural and Community Affairs Group of the Chief Minister's Department. The transfer of $200,000 between provisions of the Department of Urban Services allows the completion of the Belconnen pool project through facilitating final grant monies to Sports Centres Australia.

The section 17 instrument increases existing funding from the Commonwealth as part of the Commonwealth's television black spots program.

Finally, Mr Speaker, section 19B of the Financial Management Act allows for an appropriation to be authorised for any new Commonwealth specific purpose payments where no appropriation has been made in respect of those funds, by direction of the Treasurer. In this case, the Department of Treasury has received an additional grant applying to the ACT softwood industry of $1 million. This grant is to assist the ACT softwood industry to recover after the January 2003 bushfire.

Mr Speaker, I commend the papers to the Assembly.

Seventh Ministerial Insurance Summit

Papers and statement by minister

MR QUINLAN (Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, and Minister for Sport, Racing and Gaming): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:


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