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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (9 February) . . Page.. 83..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

package includes five instruments signed under section 16B. The appropriation being rolled over was not disbursed during 2008-09 and is still required in 2009-10 for the completion of several projects identified in the instruments.

To save the Assembly's time, I draw members' attention to the more detailed statement of reasons included with each of the section 16B instruments provided. These instruments authorise appropriation rollovers of $744,000 for the Shared Services Centre, $14.259 million for ACT Health, $13.339 million for the Department of Justice and Community Safety, $1.155 million for the ACT Planning and Land Authority and $1.722 million for the superannuation provision account.

Section 16 of the act enables appropriations to be varied for any increase in existing commonwealth payments by direction of the Treasurer. This package includes two instruments authorised under section 17 of the act to increase appropriation available to the Department of Treasury by a total of $8.02 million. This reflects additional funds received from the commonwealth for the first home owner boost due to the extension of the scheme to 31 December 2009.

Section 18 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer's advance. The first instrument I table under this section facilitated the Chief Minister's Department to make a $50,000 donation on behalf of the ACT community to assist in relief efforts following the earthquake in Haiti. The second TA instrument provides for an increase of $228,500 in appropriation for ACTPLA to facilitate the payment of compensation for lessee-owned improvements to the leases of block 154 district of Jerrabomberra and block 622 district of Woden Valley, withdrawn for inclusion in Canberra nature park reserve system, block 177 district of Belconnen withdrawn for the development of Macgregor West, and block 1 section 3 Casey, withdrawn for additional work required as a result of developing the Casey 1 estate.

Additional detail regarding all the instruments is provided in the statements of reasons accompanying each instrument and I commend the instruments to the Assembly.

Paper

Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:

Human Cloning and Embryo Research Act, pursuant to section 50—National Health and Medical Research Council—Embryo Research Licensing Committee—Report to the Parliament of Australia for the period 1 April to 31 August 2009, dated December 2009.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Report 3—government response

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.54): For the information of members, I present the following papers:


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