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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3135 ..

$0.300m to provide the Fire Brigade Logistics Support Capability dealing with chemical, biological, radioactive and hazardous material incidents in the wake of 11 September 2001;

$0.600m for Belconnen Remand Centre overtime related costs; and

$0.737m for an additional four matters confronting the Director of Public Prosecutions.

(b) With the exception of the additional appropriation to the DPI funds were fully expended by 30 June 2002. Of the additional appropriation for the DPI an amount of $0.547m was unused as at 30 June 2002.

(c) The unused funds are reflected in the Department's operating position as at 30 June 2002. Two matters, which the DPI expected to proceed during 2001-02, did not eventuate. However, it is likely that they will proceed during 2002-03.

Supplementary appropriation

(Question No 257)

Mr Humphries asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice:

Regarding the amount of $27 000 appropriated in the Appropriation Act 2001-2002 (No 3) subsection 6, section 6, can the Minister advise:

(1) What projects were funded through this appropriation.

(2) Whether all funds appropriated in this Act were used by 20 June 2002.

(3) If not, what has happened to the funds left over.

Mr Wood: The answer to the member's questions is as follows:

(1) This appropriation provided additional funding to those organisations that employed staff under the SACS Award as part of a 2001/02 Environment Grants Program funded project. These included: "Saving the Future - the Conservation Council"; the Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre "Bognor Journal" and "Library"; the Environmental Defender's Office "Community Environmental Legal Education" and "Environmental Law Submissions"; and the RSPCA's three projects of "Shelter", "Wildlife" and "Inspectorate" services. Provision of the funds fulfilled the Government's commitment to meet the costs arising from salary and wage increases arising from the SACS Award.

(2) $27,000 was an estimate of the liability arising from the SACS Award increase from 1 July 2001. As at 30 June 2002, $21,894 had been paid to meet known 2001/02 financial year costs.

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