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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 4 Hansard (8 May) . . Page.. 1323..

Community Services Directorate, dated 2 May 2014.

Justice and Community Safety Directorate, dated 11 April 2014.

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 three instruments issued under section 18. 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 18 of the FMA provides for the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer's advance. I present three section 18 instruments today. The first instrument provides net cost of outputs appropriation to the Canberra Institute of Technology for $906,515 to cover cost pressures experienced by the CIT. The second instrument provides net cost of outputs appropriation to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate for $1.8 million to meet higher than expected demand for working with vulnerable people background checks. The third instrument provides expenses on behalf of the territory appropriation to the Community Services Directorate for $2 million to meet short-term cash requirements until the anticipated passing of Appropriation Bill 2013-2014 (No 2).

Additional details regarding all instruments are provided in the statement of reasons accompanying each instrument that I table today.


Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Legislation Act, pursuant to section 64—Financial Management Act—Financial Management (Credit Facility) Approval 2014 (No 1)—Disallowable Instrument DI2014-54 (LR, 6 May 2014).


Discussion of matter of public importance

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Lawder): Madam Speaker has received letters from Ms Berry, Dr Bourke, Mr Coe, Mr Gentleman, Mr Hanson, Mrs Jones, Ms Lawder, Ms Porter, Mr Smyth and Mr Wall proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, Madam Speaker has determined that the matter proposed by Mr Gentleman be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

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