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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 2010) . . Page.. 3400 ..


Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 19B—Instrument varying appropriations related to Elective Surgery Capital, Emergency Department Capital and Flexible Funding Pool—ACT Health, including a statement of reasons, dated 29 June 2010.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table an instrument issued under section 19B of the act. The direction and statement of reasons for this instrument must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given. Section 19B of the act allows for an appropriation to be authorised for any new commonwealth payments where no appropriation has been made in respect of those funds by my direction.

The territory has received $5.716 million in additional funding from the commonwealth for a number of programs under the national health and hospitals reform plan. This instrument increases the appropriation available to ACT Health in 2009-10. This funding is the initial payment under the commonwealth national health and hospital reform plan and has been specifically provided to create additional capacity to meet demand for elective surgery, emergency department and subacute care services in the ACT. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act—instrument

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo–Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 16—Instrument directing a transfer of appropriations from the Department of Territory and Municipal Services to the Chief Minister’s Department, including a statement of reasons, dated 5 July 2010.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act, I hereby table an instrument issued under section 16 of the act. Section 16(1) and (2) of the FMA allow the Treasurer to authorise the transfer of appropriation for a service or a function to another entity following a change in responsibility for that service or function. Section 16(3) of the FMA requires that, within three sitting days after the day the authorisation is given, the Treasurer must present a copy of the direction and associated statement of reasons to the Assembly.

Pursuant to the administrative arrangements effective on 1 July 2010, this instrument facilitates the transfer of $700,000 in appropriation associated with the functions and


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