Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 9 Hansard (18 August) . . Page.. 3227..
MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table instruments issued under sections 14, 15A and 16 of the act. The direction and a statement of reasons for the above instruments must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given. These instruments have been signed since the commencement of the 2009-10 financial year.
Section 14 of the act allows for appropriations to be varied by transfer of funds between appropriations, to be authorised by the Treasurer and signed by another minister. The transfer must not reduce by more than three per cent.
Section 15A of the act allows the Treasurer to reclassify an appropriation that was originally classified as either expenses on behalf of the territory or government payment of outputs to the other.
I have signed two instruments that will facilitate new funding arrangements for Exhibition Park Corporation. The 2009-10 budget anticipated the repeal of the Exhibition Park Corporation Act 1976. However, as the legislation had not been repealed, arrangements will be made for funds to be on-passed to the corporation in a timely and appropriate manner.
An instrument authorised under section 14 of the act transfers a departmental capital injection of $2.988 million from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to expenses on behalf of the territory. This will facilitate the on-passage of funding to Exhibition Park Corporation.
Similarly, an instrument authorised under section 15A of the act transfers government payment for outputs of $350,000 from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to expenses on behalf of the territory. This will enable the on-passage of funding to Exhibition Park Corporation.
Section 16 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise for a service or a function to be transferred from the entity to which the appropriation is made to another. This section 16 instrument presented today transfers $499,000 of government payment for outputs and $5,000 of capital injection from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to the Legislative Assembly Secretariat as expenses on behalf of the territory and capital injection.
This instrument has been authorised in keeping with our commitment with the Greens to transfer responsibility for the management of the government and Assembly library function to the Legislative Assembly Secretariat. Additional detail regarding these instruments is provided in a statement of reasons accompanying each instrument. I commend the instruments to the Assembly.
Financial Management Act—consolidated financial report
Paper 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 paper: