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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (9 February) . . Page.. 82..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

Pursuant to section 16B—Instruments, including statements of reasons, authorising the rollover of undisbursed appropriation:

ACT Health, dated 21 December 2009.

ACT Planning and Land Authority, dated 8 December 2009.

Department of Justice and Community Safety, dated 23 December 2009.

Shared Services Centre, dated 10 December 2009.

Superannuation Provision Account, dated 18 December 2009.

Pursuant to section 17—Instruments, including statements of reasons, varying appropriations relating to Commonwealth funding to:

Department of Treasury, dated 10 December 2009.

Department of Treasury, dated 12 January 2010.

Pursuant to section 18A—Authorisations of expenditure from the Treasurer's Advance, including statements of reasons, to:

ACT Planning and Land Authority, dated 18 January 2010.

Chief Minister's Department, dated 18 January 2010.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table a number of instruments issued under sections 14, 16B, 17 and 18A of the act. Advice on each instrument's direction and a statement of reasons must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given.

Section 14 of the act allows for existing appropriations to be varied by transfer of funds between appropriations. This variation must be authorised by the Treasurer and signed by another minister.

The transfer must also not reduce the appropriation of the losing agency by more than three per cent. This package includes two instruments signed under section 14: an appropriation of $305,000 has been transferred from the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services to government payments of outputs to capital injection, reflecting the proposed capitalisation of minor works associated with the provision of working space for additional speech pathologists as part of the 2009-10 budget initiative addressing the speech pathology waiting list; and for the Department of Education and Training 100 per cent has been transferred from GPO to expenses on behalf of the territory to facilitate payments to the non-government schools in relation to the administration of the carbon neutral schools, and $106,000 has been transferred from expenses on behalf of the territory to GPO to enable the departmental management of the national partnership agreement—improving teacher quality.

Section 16B of the act, rollover of undisbursed appropriations, allows for underspent appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next as outlined in instruments signed by me. As required by the act, I table a copy of recent authorisations made for the rollover of appropriation from 2008-09 to 2009-10. This


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