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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . .

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MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (5.43): Section 18 of the Financial Management Act provides the Treasurer with the authority to authorise appropriation if there is an urgent or unforeseen need for expenditure during a financial year. The Treasurer's advance must not exceed one per cent of the total amount appropriated by all appropriation acts for that year. In the 2016-17 fiscal year a total of $33.958 million was expended against the Treasurer's advance of $47.6 million. In 2017-18 an amount of $49,471,930, representing one per cent of total appropriations for the financial year, has been included in the Appropriation Bill 2017-2018. I commend the Treasurer's advance to the Assembly.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Total appropriations—agreed to.

Clauses 1-10, by leave, taken together and agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Question put:

That this bill be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 13: Mr Barr Ms Berry Ms Burch Ms Cheyne Ms Cody Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Le Couteur Ms Orr Mr Pettersson Mr Ramsay Mr Rattenbury Mr Steel

Noes 9: Mr Coe Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Mrs Kikkert Ms Lawder Ms Lee Mr Milligan Mr Parton Mr Wall

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2017-2018

Debate resumed from 6 June 2016, on motion by Mr Barr:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (5.50), in reply: The Office of the Legislative Assembly established by the Legislative Assembly (Office of the


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