Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 5 Hansard (2 April) . . Page.. 1806..
MS GALLAGHER (continuing):
The appropriation being rolled over under the section 16B instrument was not dispersed during 2007-08 as it is required in 2008-09. The section 16B instrument provides for a rollover of $417,000 in payments on behalf of the territory appropriation for the Department of Territory and Municipal Services and includes $243,000 for the office of the commissioner for the environment to cover costs of preparing the ACT state of the environment report 2007-08, which was delayed pending the appointment of a commissioner for the environment and $152,000 in heritage grants and $22,000 in environment grants to be made available in 2008-09 to meet obligations relating to approved but not yet disbursed grant funding. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.
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 papers:
ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile 2008—December quarter.
Petition which does not conform with the standing orders—Giralang shopping centre site—Proposed development—Ms Porter (2,871 signatures).
Ms Porter: May I ask the minister if he is able to move under the standing orders that the petition might be referred to a minister?
MR CORBELL: It is automatically.
Ms Porter: Even though it is out of order? I was just a bit concerned that it might have been out of order.
MR CORBELL: I seek leave to move a motion in relation to the petition I have just tabled in relation to the Giralang shops.
That the paper be referred to the appropriate Minister for response.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Children and young people
MR BARR (Molonglo—Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Planning and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation) (2.57), by leave: In my ministerial statement to the Assembly that was tabled last year, I concentrated on education and training. I indicated in that statement