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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3226..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

a range of cost pressures, including $4.2 million to maintain service levels across the Parks, Conservation and Land portfolio; $1.1 million to provide payments associated with the management of the Civic and Tuggeranong pools; $3.215 million for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, comprising $3.2 million for legal expenses and $0.015 million for an increase in judges' pensions following a Remuneration Tribunal determination; $1.212 million for the Department of Education and Training for additional employee-related expenses; $4.681 million for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, comprising $4.5 million for increased out-of-home care costs resulting from increased demand and $0.181 million for Disability ACT clients with extraordinarily high level needs; $0.338 million for the Chief Minister's Department for the establishment of the ACT stimulus package task force; $128,000 for the Legislative Assembly's Secretariat for termination payments required following the 2008 election; $90,000 for the ACT Planning and Land Authority for costs associated with undertaking the Cotter EIS project; $41,000 for the Exhibition Park Corporation for a CSO payment relating to costs incurred in relation to World Youth Day; and $1.2 million for the Department of Treasury for the payment of first homeowners grants.

These instruments and other instruments authorising expenditure under section 18 of the FMA have been authorised to address both a range of necessary expenses that were not foreseen at the time of the original appropriation and/or payments made in response to increased activity necessary to maintain front-line service delivery standards. The Appropriation Act 2008-2009 provided $32 million for the Treasurer's advance. The final expenditure against the Treasurer's advance was $22.637 million, leaving a balance of $9.363 million to return to the 2008-09 budget.

I commend the papers to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act—instruments

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 1996—

Pursuant to section 14—Instrument directing a transfer of funds within the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 13 July 2009.

Pursuant to section 15A—Instrument directing a reclassification of funds between output classes within the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 13 July 2009.

Pursuant to section 16—Instrument directing a transfer of appropriations from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to the Legislative Assembly Secretariat, including a statement of reasons, dated 1 July 2009.

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

Leave granted.


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