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Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Study trip—Report by Mrs Burke MLA—Meeting of State and Territory Shadow Ministers for Health—Sydney, 23 May 2008.

Financial Management Act—instruments

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts): I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 17—Instruments, including statements of reasons, varying appropriations relating to Commonwealth funding for the following Departments:

Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, dated 27 June 2008.

Department of Education and Training—

Dated 26 June 2008.

Dated 30 June 2008.

I seek leave to make a statement relating to the papers.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: As required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table three instruments issued under section 17 of the act. The direction and statement of reasons for the instruments must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given. These instruments relate to the 2007-08 financial year. Section 17 of the Financial Management Act enables a variation to an appropriation to be increased for any increases in existing commonwealth payments by direction of the Treasurer.

Following receipt of additional funding from the commonwealth government, this package includes three instruments signed under section 17. The details are as follows: the Department of Education and Training received additional commonwealth funding of $953,000, consisting of $821,000 for joint schools and $132,000 for vocational education for ANTaR contracts; the department of education has also received $115,000 of commonwealth funding for investing in our schools program; and, finally, the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services has received additional commonwealth government funding of $1.8 million, consisting of $1,690,000 for the commonwealth, state and territory disability agreement and $110,000 for supported accommodated assistance for the national child protection framework.

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