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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 5 Hansard (3 May) . . Page.. 1970..


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

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I present the government's submission to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on the Auditor-General's report No 5 of 2011 entitled 2010-11 Financial Audits. I note the recommendations in the Auditor-General's report largely relate to the quality of financial statements and statements of performance, the usefulness of accountability indicators and their related targets and policies and procedures relating to ICT systems.

The government's response agrees with 10 of the 12 recommendations in the report and agrees in principle to two. Details of the government's position on each of these recommendations are contained in the submission that I have just tabled. I commend the paper to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act—instruments

Papers and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act—

Pursuant to section 16—Instrument directing a transfer of appropriations from the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate to the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, including a statement of reasons, dated 29 April 2012—

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

Education and Training Directorate, dated 28 April 2012.

Justice and Community Safety Directorate, dated 28 April 2012.

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, dated 30 March 2012.

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

Leave granted.

MR BARR: As required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table a number of instruments issued under sections 16 and 16B 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 16(1) and (2) of the act allow the Treasurer to authorise the transfer of appropriation for a service or function to another entity following a change in responsibility for that service or function. This package includes one instrument authorised under section 16. This instrument facilitates the transfer of $485,000 in net cost of outputs appropriation from the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate to the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate for transport planning. This transfer is budget-neutral.


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