Page 1095 - Week 03 - Thursday, 26 February 2009

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for use in a place other than the ACT. The 2008 Queanbeyan water supply agreement acknowledged that the territory will continue to supply water to the Queanbeyan city local government area, as has been the case since the mid-1920s.

States and territories endorse these agreements by gazetting the regulations in their respective gazettes, or in the ACT’s case by notifying the instrument on the ACT legislation register. The ministerial declaration is also published on the COAG mutual recognition website and will be on the websites of the relevant licensing authorities.

Financial Management Act—instrument

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Community Services and Minister for Women): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Financial Management Act—

Pursuant to section 18A—Authorisation of Expenditure from the Treasurer’s Advance to ACT Planning and Land Authority, including a statement of reasons, dated 25 February 2009.

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

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: Mr Speaker, as required by the Financial Management Act, I table a copy of the authorisation in relation to the Treasurer’s Advance to the ACT Planning and Land Authority. Section 18 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer’s advance. Section 18A of the act requires that within three sitting days after the authorisation is given the Treasurer presents to the Legislative Assembly a copy of the authorisation, the statement of the reasons for giving it and a summary of the total expenditure authorised under section 18 for the financial year.

Under this instrument, $249,636.70 is provided to the ACT Planning and Land Authority to settle legal costs incurred by the rural leaseholders affected by the residential development in the Molonglo valley following the successful completion of an arbitration process. I commend the papers to the Assembly.


Mr Barr presented the following papers:

Education Act—

Pursuant to section 118A—Non-Government Schools Education Council—ACT Budget 2009-2010, dated 5 February 2009.

Pursuant to section 66A—Government Schools Education Council—ACT Budget 2009-2010.

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