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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 10 Hansard (15 September) . .

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These reforms represent continual improvement and the pursuit of a balanced regulatory environment with streamlined processes to make regulatory requirements efficient and effective. I thank colleagues for their support of this legislation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events) (10.57): Pursuant to standing order 182A(b), I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 to 5 circulated in my name together as they are minor and technical in nature.

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I move amendments Nos 1 to 5 circulated in my name and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments [see schedule 1 at page 3036].

These are technical amendments to update the section references to the amendments to the Gaming Machine Act 2004 as a consequence of changes to that act by the Gaming Machine Reform Amendment Act 2015.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Financial Management Amendment Bill 2015

Debate resumed from 4 June 2015, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (10.59): The opposition will be supporting this bill today, and I thank the Treasurer for presenting the bill for debate and also for providing my office with a briefing on this important bill. From the explanatory statement, the bill proposes a range of amendments to improve and modernise the Financial Management Act, mainly to the appropriation and budget management provisions. According to the government, a number of existing provisions are too rigid and constrain the government's ability to quickly respond to emerging priorities and community expectations. The bill proposes amendments to the Financial Management


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