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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 4213..


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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: Thank you. As required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table a copy of the authorisation in relation to the Treasurer's advance to the Chief Minister's Department. Section 18 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer's advance, and section 18A of the act requires:

Within 3 sitting days after the day when the authorisation is given, the Treasurer must present to the Legislative Assembly—

(a) a copy of the authorisation; and

(b) a statement of the reasons for giving it; and

(c) a summary of the total expenditure authorised under section 18 for the financial year ...

Under this instrument, $100,000 has been provided to the Chief Minister's Department to make a donation on behalf of the ACT community to the United Nations Children's Fund. The donation will provide for flood relief work in Pakistan. I commend the paper to the Assembly.

Chief Health Officer's report 2010

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:

Public Health Act, pursuant to subsection 10(3)—ACT Chief Health Officer's Report 2010, dated 30 August 2010.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: I am very pleased to table the 2010 Chief Health Officer's report. The Chief Health Officer's report is a biennial publication required by legislation under section 10 of the Public Health Act 1997. The 2010 report covers the period 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2008. The report provides information on the health and wellbeing of the ACT population, including trends and indicators in health status, potential public health risks, morbidity and mortality, notifiable conditions, health promotion activities, harm minimisation activities, access and equity indicators relevant to health, health service performance against minimum standards of care and the intersectoral activities relevant to health.

The report provides a wealth of information to support and inform government in the development of relevant policies and programs to address the trends and issues


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