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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1805..


Leave granted.

MR CORBELL I am sorry, Mr Speaker, but I specifically recall Ms Hunter asking the question in relation to the requirement for urgent action to undertake ecological burns. That was quite clear and apparent from her question. What I am saying is that the commissioner has not recommended that burns be undertaken as a matter of urgency—

Mr Coe: You have made that point.

MR CORBELL: And I have got leave to make it again, Mr Coe. Mr Speaker, that is the point I was simply trying to make in clarifying the status of the recommendation in the commissioner's report.

Paper

Mr Speaker presented the following report:

Quarterly travel report—Non-Executive Members and staff—Seventh Assembly—Quarter ended December 2008—together with an explanatory statement outlining changes to the timing of these reports.

Financial Management Act—instruments

Papers and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Women) (2.54): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act—

Pursuant to section 14—Instrument directing a transfer of funds from the Chief Minister's Department to the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water, including a statement of reasons, dated 1 April 2009.

Pursuant to section 16B—Instrument authorising the rollover of undisbursed appropriation of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 29 March 2009.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table an instrument issued under section 16B of the act. The direction, and a statement of reasons for section 16B instruments, must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given. Section 16B of the act, rollover of undispersed appropriations, allows appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next, as outlined in the instrument.


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