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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 7 Hansard (15 August) . . Page.. 2156..


Instrument varying appropriations related to the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program and the Bushfire Mitigation Program-Chief Minister's Department, including a statement of reasons, dated 28 June 2006.

Instrument varying appropriations related to the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program-ACT Forests, including a statement of reasons, dated 28 June 2006.

Instrument varying appropriations related to the Natural Disaster Mitigation Program-Department of Territory and Municipal Services, including a statement of reasons, dated 28 June 2006.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the instruments.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table instruments issued under sections 15, 17 and 19B of the act. The directions and the statements of reasons for the above instruments must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days of being given.

These instruments for the 2005-06 financial year were signed during the final days of June. Copies of the instruments and statements of reasons for all the variations tabled have been issued to all members of the Assembly. I draw members' attention to the explanations supplied with each individual instrument. I commend the papers to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act-instruments

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Minister for the Arts): For the information of members, I present:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 18-Authorisation of Expenditure from the Treasurer's Advance, including a statement of reasons.

I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the instrument.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: As required by the Financial Management Act, I table a summary of expenditure under section 18 of the act. Section 18 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise expenditure for the Treasurer's Advance; the authorisation I provide for expenditure in excess of an amount already specifically appropriated; or an expenditure for which there is no appropriation.

Section 18A of the Financial Management Act requires that, where the Treasurer has authorised expenditure under section 18, within three sitting days of the end of the financial year the Treasurer must present to the Assembly a summary of the total expenditure authorised for that financial year. The 2005-06 Appropriation Act provided


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