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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 June 1995) . . Page.. 1044 ..


Page 4, line 9, after clause 8, insert the following new clause:

“Auditor-General’s Trust Account

9. If a trust account to be known as the Auditor-General’s Trust Account is established by or under a law of the Territory before 1 July 1996, this Act has effect, and is to be taken at all times to have had effect, as if for subdivision 1 of division 30 in Part II of the Schedule there were substituted the following subdivision:

1.Recurrent (including payments to theAuditor-General’s Trust Account) ................... 720 000”.-

Amendment No. 1 substitutes in clause 8 of the Bill Division 130 for Division 150 as a consequence of changes in the order of administrative units. Amendment No. 2 allows for the creation of a new trust account to facilitate the operations of the Auditor-General's Office. The amendment will enable the Auditor-General to charge for audit services in 1995-96 and to retain those revenues.

MR MOORE (5.05): Mr Speaker, in rising to speak on these amendments, I guess that I am also responding to an offer Mrs Carnell made a short while ago. I still do not understand, Mr Speaker, why it has been done this way. Mrs Carnell has offered a briefing. I suggest that the most effective way of dealing with this, Mr Speaker, is to move for an adjournment of this debate until tomorrow. We have had an indication from Labor and the Greens that they guarantee that they will pass the Supply Bill tomorrow. I suggest that we adjourn this debate until tomorrow, when we can take advantage of that offer that Mrs Carnell has made for a full briefing. It can be done either this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Early tomorrow morning might be the best. Mr Speaker, I will seek shortly to adjourn the debate.

Mrs Carnell: Why not get through to the end and then adjourn it?

MR MOORE: You can get through to the end, and I will move to adjourn it at that stage.

Amendments agreed to.

MR SPEAKER: The question now is: That the Bill, as a whole, as amended, be agreed to.

Debate (on motion by Mr Moore) adjourned.


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