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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 4 Hansard (26 March) . . Page.. 1428..

MR BARR (continuing):

Deakin pool site—

Letter to Mr Angelo Turco from Mr Barr, dated 26 March 2009.

Suggested letter from Mr Doszpot to Mr Angelo Turco, prepared by Mr Barr.

Financial Management Act—instrumentPaper and statement by ministerMS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Women): I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 14—Instrument directing a transfer of funds from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to the Chief Minister's Department, including a statement of reasons, dated 24 and 25 March 2009.

I seek leave to make a short statement in relation to the paper.Leave granted.MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table this instrument issued under section 14 of that act. Section 14 of the act, relating to transfer of funds between appropriations, allows the executive to direct the transfer of funds between appropriations. Section 14(4) of the act requires that, within three sitting days after the direction is given, the Treasurer must present to the Legislative Assembly a copy of the direction and a statement of reasons for giving that authorisation.

This instrument transfers $250,000 of departmental government payment for output from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to departmental government payment for output for the Chief Minister's Department. The appropriation provides funds for a joint feasibility study to be undertaken between the commonwealth government, ACT government and business groups to determine the viability and options for a new national convention centre by 2013. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.

Lowland native grassland investigation

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (2.55): I present the following paper:

Commissioner for the Environment Act, pursuant to section 22—Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment—Report on ACT Lowland Native Grassland Investigation, dated 12 March 2009.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

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