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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 7 Hansard (5 August) . .

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The Appropriation Act 2013-2014 provided for $28.1 million for the Treasurer's advance. The final expenditure against the Treasurer's advance for the 2013-14 financial year was approximately $20.3 million. On each occasion other avenues of cash management were explored prior to providing a Treasurer's advance to the relevant directorate.

The Treasurer's advance is made available for urgent and unforeseen expenditure. In 2013-14 the major additional costs for agencies that were not foreseen at the time of the original budget included the inquiry into the conviction of Mr Eastman, higher than expected demand for emergency clients, aged care and disability services experienced by the Community Services Directorate, unexpected sporting facilities maintenance for the Canberra Olympic Pool and Gungahlin Leisure Centre, the funding of short-term cash flow needs needed for a number of directorates until the anticipated passage of the Appropriation Bill 2013-14 (No 2), and higher than expected demand for working with vulnerable people background checks.

I have presented the statement of authorisation, and I commend the fiscal year statement to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act

Papers and statement by minister

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

Financial Management Act—Instruments, including statements of reasons, pursuant to:

Section 14—Directing a transfer of funds within—

Commerce and Works Directorate—

Dated 12 and 16 June 2014.

Dated 5 June 2014.

Community Services Directorate, dated 12 and 16 June 2014.

Economic Development Directorate, dated 30 June 2014.

Section 16—Directing a transfer of appropriations from the Economic Development Directorate to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate, dated 16 June 2014.

Section 16A—Authorising appropriation for payment of accrued employee entitlements within the Legal Aid Commission (ACT), dated 22 June 2014.

Section 17—Varying appropriations relating to Commonwealth funding to—

Community Services Directorate, dated 22 June 2014.

Education and Training Directorate—

Dated 30 June 2014.

Dated 30 June 2014.

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