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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 6 Hansard (24 June) . . Page.. 2440..


MR STANHOPE (continuing):

new triple bottom line section has been added to the directions. This section has been developed following community consultation over the pilot triple bottom line annual report that was released by my department in December 2009.

The annual report directions require responsible ministers to provide reports to the Speaker who, in turn, is required under the act to provide it to members of the Assembly before the end of September. At this time annual reports will also be made publicly available.

As there are no sitting days of the Assembly in the last seven days of September, reports will be presented to the Legislative Assembly on 19 October 2010. All reports will include audited financial statements and performance statements when presented.

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 16B-Instrument authorising the rollover of undisbursed appropriation of the Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 17 June 2010.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: Section 16B of the Financial Management Act, rollover of undisbursed appropriation, allows for appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next as outlined in instruments signed by me as Treasurer.

As required by the act, I table a copy of recent authorisations made to roll over undisbursed appropriations from 2008-09 to 2009-10. This package includes one instrument 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 the projects identified in the instrument.

The instrument authorises a total of $28.828 million in appropriation rollovers for the Department of Territory and Municipal Services: $633,000 net cost of outputs; $27.766 million of capital injection; and $429,000 on expenses on behalf of the territory.

These rollovers have been made as the appropriation clearly relates to project funds or where commitments have been entered into but the cash was not required or expended during the year of appropriation; for example, where capital works or initiatives for which timing of delivery has changed or been delayed, where outstanding contractual or pending claims exist or where there are delays in implementing budgeted recurring initiatives. Specific details regarding these rollovers are included in the instrument, and I commend the paper to the Assembly.


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