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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 6 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 2379..

Subsections 16(1) and 16(2) of the FMA 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 $483,000 in net costs of outputs appropriation from the Justice and Community Safety Directorate to the Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate associated with the transfer of the ACT Ombudsman. This transfer is budget neutral.

Section 16A of the act enables the provision of an additional appropriation to an entity for the payment of accrued employee entitlements that are in excess of the amount approved for the financial year, by direction of the Treasurer. This package includes one instrument authorised under section 16A of the act and this instrument allows for $429,000 for employee entitlements to be paid by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate during the 2011-12 financial year for which it did not have funding. The appropriation is being passed on as a capital injection appropriation.

Section 16B of the act allows for appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next as outlined in instruments signed by me as Treasurer. This package includes one instrument signed under section 16B. The appropriation being rolled over was not disbursed during 2010-11 and is still required in 2011-12 for the completion of the projects identified in the instrument.

The instrument authorises a total of $23.461 million in rollovers for the Treasury Directorate comprising $47,000 in net costs of outputs and $23.414 million of territorial capital injection. These rollovers have been made as the appropriation clearly relates to project funds where commitments have been entered into but the related cash has not yet been expended during the year of appropriation or where expected increased activity necessitates that undisbursed funds will be required in a subsequent year.

Section 19B of the act allows, by the direction from the Treasurer, for an appropriation to be authorised for any new commonwealth payments where no appropriation has been made in respect of those funds. This package includes one instrument authorised under section 19B. This instrument provides for $207,600 in net cost of outputs appropriation funding from the commonwealth for the local government reform fund. The increase in appropriation will be provided to the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate for the development of an asset and financial planning management framework.

Further details of these instruments can be found in each individual instrument that I have tabled today and I commend these instruments to the Assembly.


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

ACT Criminal Justice—Statistical Profile 2012—March quarter.

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