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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 15 Hansard (8 December) . . Page.. 5464..


Ministerial appointments and administrative arrangements

Papers

Mr Stanhope presented the following papers:

Administrative Arrangements—

Administrative Arrangements 2009 (No 3)—Notifiable Instrument NI2009-593, dated 30 November 2009.

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Ministerial Appointment 2009 (No 3)—Notifiable Instrument NI2009-594 (Special Gazette No S5, Tuesday 1 December, 2009)

Paper

Mr Stanhope presented the following paper:

Hawker—Blocks 8 and 10 Section 34—Planning study, prepared by the Land Development Agency, dated November 2009.

Financial Management Act—instrument

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 16—Instrument directing a transfer of appropriations from the Chief Minister's Department to the Department of Land and Property Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 1 December 2009.

I seek leave to make a short statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act, I hereby table an instrument issued under section 16 of the act. Sections 16(1) and (2) of the act allow the Treasurer to authorise the transfer of an appropriation for a service or a function to another entity, following a change in responsibility for that service or function.

Section 16(3) of the FMA requires that, within three sitting days after the day the authorisation is given, the Treasurer must present to the Legislative Assembly a copy of the direction and associated statement of reasons for the instrument. Consistent with the administrative arrangements announced on 1 December 2009, this instrument facilitates the transfer of the appropriation from the Chief Minister's Department to the Department of Land and Property Services.

The transfer provides initial appropriation for the new department pending resolution of the final funding requirements. The transfer is budget neutral. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.


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