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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 4 Hansard (1 May) . . Page.. 750..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

allocated to Ms Katy Gallagher that emphasises the importance of these responsibilities, reflecting the significant role that was already being undertaken by her in these matters.

Mr Andrew Barr has been appointed Minister for Planning, thereby better providing for current and expected shifts in ministerial workloads. Among other key changes were the transfers of ageing and land development to my portfolio. This will allow for a whole-of-government approach to be taken on ageing in light of the impending increase in Canberra's ageing population, while the Land Development Agency change is in line with the affordable housing action plan.

To better unite and align policy strands, all areas of transport policy, strategy and delivery have been brought together in the Department of the Territory and Municipal Services and under the Minister for Transport, John Hargreaves. Also, to clarify ministerial reporting regarding ACT WorkCover that was transferred last year to the Office of Regulatory Services in the Department of Justice and Community Safety, policy responsibility has been retained by the Minister for Industrial Relations, while the Attorney-General now has regulatory responsibility.

Some other miscellaneous changes have been made to update the arrangements. These include transferring responsibility to the Treasurer for regulatory impact statements, and for publishing and records management that are part of the Shared Services Centre. The new arrangements have refined some of the changes made from 1 July 2006 in support of the 2006-07 budget.

Financial Management Act-instrument

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act-Pursuant to section 18A-Authorisation of Expenditure from the Treasurer's Advance to the Chief Minister's Department, including a statement of reasons, dated 28 March 2007.

I ask for leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: As required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I have tabled an instrument issued under section 18A of the act. The direction and the statement of reasons for the above instrument must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days of being given. This instrument provides funding of $77,490 to the Chief Minister's Department to meet rental payments to Dytin Pty Ltd for the period 1 April 2007 to 30 June 2007.

This is the final payment to Dytin Pty Ltd and, combined with the three previous TAs, totals $275,284. Provision of this funding is consistent with the Narrabundah Long


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