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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 11 Hansard (21 October) . . Page.. 3861..


MR QUINLAN (continuing):

I ask for leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: Mr Speaker, as required by the Financial Management Act, I have tabled an instrument issued under section 16 of the act. A detailed statement of reasons for the transfer of responsibility for a function between departments is also tabled.

Transfers under the Financial Management Act 1996 allow for changes to appropriations throughout the year within the appropriation limit passed by the Assembly. This instrument relates to 2003-2004 and provides for the administrative arrangement variations which occurred due to the creation of the ACT Planning and Land Authority as an administrative unit. I commend the paper to the Assembly.

Patient activity data

Papers

MR CORBELL (Minister for Health and Minister for Planning): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following papers:

Calvary Public Hospital-Information Bulletin-Patient Activity Data-External Distribution-August 2003.

The Canberra Hospital-Information Bulletin-Patient Activity Data-August 2003.

These bulletins were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Paper

MS GALLAGHER (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Women and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Occupational Health and Safety Act, pursuant to section 96D-Operation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989 and its associated law-Third Quarterly Report for the period 1 January 2003 to 31 March 2003.

These papers were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting.

Water

Discussion of matter of public importance

MR SPEAKER: I have received letters from Ms Tucker and Ms Dundas proposing that matters of public importance be submitted to the Assembly. In accordance with standing order 79, I have determined that the matter proposed by Ms Tucker be submitted to the Assembly, namely:

The importance of responsible management and use of water in the ACT.


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