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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . .

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Total expenses of $2,549.9 million were $54.3 million higher than December year to date budget figures of $42,495.6 million. The major increases in total expenses included higher grants and purchased services of $62.2 million, and this was due to the timing of payments for the purchase of properties related to the loose-fill asbestos insulation eradication scheme and other higher operating expenses of $17.6 million, mainly due to the higher than budgeted sales of land rent blocks that I discussed earlier. These increases were partially offset by lower supplies and services expenses of $22.6 million, which mainly reflects the timing of expenditure.

The general government sector balance sheet remains very strong, I am pleased to advise, represented by key indicators such as the territory's net financial liabilities and net worth. I commend the December quarterly report to the Assembly.


Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Human Rights Commission Act, pursuant to subsection 87(2)—Protecting privacy of personal health information in Court or Tribunal proceedings—A report of the ACT Health Services Commissioner, dated 22 January 2016.

Gene Technology Act—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator, pursuant to—

Subsection 136(2)—Annual report 2014-15, dated 6 October 2015.

Subsection 136A(3)—Quarterly report—1 April to 30 June 2015, dated 15 September 2015.

Health (National Health Funding Pool and Administration) Act, pursuant to subsection 25(4)—Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool—Annual Report 2014-15, dated 28 October 2015.

National Health Funding Body—Annual report 2014-15, dated 28 October 2015.

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

Performance reports

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 30E—Half-yearly directorate performance reports—December 2015, for the following directorates or agencies:

Capital Metro Agency.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, dated February 2016.

Community Services Directorate, dated February 2016. Education and Training Directorate, dated February 2016. Environment and Planning Directorate, dated February 2016.

Health Directorate, incorporating the ACT Local Hospital Network, dated February 2016.

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