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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 14 August 2018) . . Page.. 2860 ..

created arts and culture. Tender documentation is being finalised and will be listed on the ACT government tender website shortly.

We are aiming to achieve artistically active and connected communities right across Canberra that will continue to position the capital as a significant centre of arts and culture as we better achieve our vision of a stronger Canberra offering well-supported community facilities for the arts here and beyond.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Auditor-General Act, pursuant to subsection 17(5)—Auditor-General’s Report No 10/2018—Annual Report 2017-18, dated 3 August 2018.

Estimates 2018-2019—Select Committee—Report—Appropriation Bill 2018-2019 and Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2018-2019—Speaker’s response to Recommendation 5, dated 13 August 2018.

Commissioner for Standards—Annual report 2017-2018, dated 1 July 2018.

Standing order 191—Amendments to the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2018, dated 10 and 13 August 2018.

Financial Management Act—consolidated financial report

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism and Major Events) (3.29): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26—Consolidated Financial Report—Financial quarter ending 30 June 2018.

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

Leave granted.

MR BARR: I present to the Assembly the June quarter 2018 consolidated financial report for the territory. This report is required under section 26 of the Financial Management Act 1996.

I can advise the Assembly that the June interim outcome headline net operating balance for the general government sector was a surplus of $86.2 million. This result was $54.4 million higher than the estimated outcome of $31.9 million.

This improvement to the territory’s fiscal position reflects lower expenses associated with a change in the demolition process under the public housing renewal task force,

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