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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 8 Hansard (25 June) . . Page.. 2984..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

appropriated an additional $75,000 for the housing affordability fund. The Department of Treasury has received $1.510 million for the first homeowners boost. The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services has received additional funding of $159,000 for concessions and $1.048 million for the commonwealth-state-territory disability grant and young people with disabilities grant. And ACT Health has been appropriated an additional $2.2 million for a range of commonwealth grants, including the Australian immunisation agreement.

Section 19B of the act allows for an appropriation to be authorised for any new commonwealth grants provided to the territory under agreement where no appropriation has been made in respect of those funds, by direction of the Treasurer. JACS has received $15,000 in GPO for national disaster and bushfire mitigation programs. The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services has received $111,000 relating to the national partnership on concessions for pensioners. ACT Health has received $1.3 million for a range of commonwealth grants, including the COAG illicit drug diversion initiative and the national bowel cancer screening program. TAMS has received $777,000 of GPO, comprising $550,000 for the heavy vehicle safety and productivity program; $132,000 to fund the natural disaster mitigation program; and $950,000 for the bushfire mitigation program.

Finally, Canberra Institute of Technology has received $158,000 in GPO for the national partnership on fee waiver for childcare qualifications.

More detail regarding the instruments being tabled today is provided in the statements of reasons included with each instrument. I commend the instruments to the Assembly.

Exhibition Park Corporation

Papers and statement by minister

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

Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 62(2)—2009-2010 Statement of intent—Exhibition Park Corporation, dated 17 and 22 June 2009.

Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 62(1)—2008-2009 Statement of intent—Revised—Exhibition Park Corporation, dated 21 and 23 May 2009.

I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the revised statements of intent.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required under section 62 of the Financial Management Act, I present the 2009-10 statement of intent for Exhibition Park Corporation. As you would be aware, the government had intended to incorporate Exhibition Park Corporation's functions into the Department of Territory and Municipal Services. For this reason, I did not table the 2009-10 statement of intent on 5 May 2009 along with the budget papers, as it would not have been necessary. However, the Assembly


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