Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 3 Hansard (26 May) . . Page.. 569 ..
MR SPEAKER (continuing):
That is the practice of the House of Representatives, which I will apply in the Assembly. Whilst the Chief Minister may have been taken to have implied that the question was out of order and it may have been clearer if the Chief Minister had indicated that she had nothing further to add on the matter, or if she had referred the member to her answers to earlier questions, Mr Corbell's question itself was not out of order. Nor, however, do I believe that the Chief Minister's answer was out of order, in the sense that she believed that she had already, in her responses to earlier questions, dealt with the matters raised.
MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsection 4(3) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present an authorisation for the broadcasting of proceedings to specific government offices.
Papers and Ministerial Statement
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present, pursuant to section 14 of the Financial Management Act 1996, an instrument directing a transfer of funds between appropriations, and a statement of reasons; pursuant to section 15 of the Financial Management Act 1996, an instrument directing a reallocation of funds, and a statement of reasons for the reallocation; pursuant to section 16 of the Financial Management Act 1996, two instruments relating to the transfer of funds resulting from the transfer of functions between departments, and a statement of reasons; and pursuant to section 17 of the Financial Management Act 1996, an instrument varying appropriation related to Commonwealth funding, and a statement of reasons. Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a short statement.
MS CARNELL: As required under the Financial Management Act 1996, I have tabled an instrument issued under section 14 of the Act, which allows for transfers between appropriations, and a statement of reasons for the transfer; an instrument issued under section 15 of that Act, which allows for transfers between output classes within an appropriation unit, and a statement of reasons for that transfer; two instruments issued under section 16 of the Act, which allows for the transfer of an appropriation from one department to another in cases where responsibility for a service or function for which the appropriation was made transfers from one department to another, and the reasons for the transfer; and an instrument issued under section 17 of the Act, which allows for an appropriation to be increased for any increases in existing Commonwealth specific purpose payments, that is, SPPs, by direction of the Treasurer, and a statement of reasons. These instruments were signed recently and are tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days, as required by the Act. Transfers under the Financial Management Act 1996 enable changes to appropriations throughout the year to be accommodated within the total appropriation limit passed by the Assembly.