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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 6 October 2021) . . Page.. 2832 ..


We will face challenges. COVID is throwing a lot at us, and I fear that there is still more to come. There may well be setbacks.

But today’s budget is another step towards coming out of this difficult time stronger and together. I commend the budget to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Ms Lee) adjourned to the next sitting.

Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022

Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement, a Human Rights Act compatibility statement and the following supplementary papers:

Explanatory statement to the Bill, incorporating a compatibility statement, pursuant to section 37 of the Human Rights Act 2004.

Budget 2021-22—Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 20AC—Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-22—Departures from Recommended Appropriations—Statement of Reasons.

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Kurrajong—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism) (5.24): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am very pleased to be able to table the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2021-2022—and I promise this will be a much shorter speech! The bill is the mechanism for the appropriation of moneys for this coming fiscal year for the Office of the Legislative Assembly and officers of the Assembly—the Integrity Commissioner, the Auditor-General and the Electoral Commissioner.

The bill provides for appropriations for the Integrity Commissioner, the Auditor-General, the Electoral Commissioner and the Office of the Legislative Assembly in relation to net controlled recurrent payments, capital injections and payments to be made on behalf of the territory.

The bill contains appropriations of $20.1 million to the Office of the Legislative Assembly; $4.1 million to the Auditor-General; $6.6 million to the ACT Integrity Commissioner; and $4.7 million to the Electoral Commissioner.

I commend these appropriations to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Ms Lee) adjourned to the next sitting.


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