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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 4958..


Finance—government programs (Question No 1133)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Land and Property Services, upon notice, on 26 August 2010:

(1) In relation to each portfolio area, what were the top ten underspending programs in the 2009-10 financial year.

(2) What was the cause of each underspend.

(3) Will any funding be rolled over into the 2010-11 financial year as a result of the underspend.

(4) What were the top ten program overspending programs in the 2009-10 financial year.

(5) Where was funding allocated from to accommodate the overspend.

(6) What adjustments have been made to the 2010-11 budget as a result of the overspend and by how much and in what areas have adjustments been made.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

Details of appropriation rollover instruments prepared under the Financial Management Act 1996 are tabled by the Treasurer periodically.

The Treasurer also tables information on funds allocated from the Treasurer's Advance in accordance with Financial Management Act 1996 from time to time.

Details of programs requiring additional funding are disclosed in the Budget Paper in the event additional funding is provided (as occurred in the 2010-11 Budget). In addition agency annual financial statements and management, discussion and analysis (MD&A) explain significant variances between budgeted appropriation and appropriation drawn, budgeted expenditure and actual expenditure.

Agency statements of Performance include actual GPO and cost by output together with variance explanations where there is a material variance from budget. Annual reports for 2009-2010, which include agency financial statements, MD&A and statement of performance, will be tabled shortly in accordance with established procedures.

Finance—government programs (Question No 1135)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Arts and Heritage, upon notice, on 26 August 2010 (redirected to the Acting Minister for the Arts and Heritage):

(1) In relation to each portfolio area, what were the top ten underspending programs in the 2009-10 financial year.

(2) What was the cause of each underspend.


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