Page 2158 - Week 06 - Tuesday, 22 June 2010

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The Department of Treasury is rolling forward $10.4 million of appropriation largely relating to the land rent scheme. There are also rollovers for DECCEW and the ACT Planning and Land Authority. The rollover of appropriation for DECCEW and ACTPLA is in addition to and corrects instruments tabled in the Assembly on 20 November 2009 and 9 February 2010 consecutively. An error identified in these instruments due to the use of an incorrect numbering convention resulted in only part of the intended rollovers actually being authorised.

Section 17 of the act enables appropriations to be varied for any increase in existing commonwealth payments by the direction of the Treasurer. This package includes one instrument authorised under section 17 of the act. The territory has received $1.519 million in additional funding from the commonwealth for the first homeowner’s boost, and this increase in funding is due to the extension of the scheme by the commonwealth to 30 December 2009. The extension was announced after the release of the 2009-10 budget. The increase in appropriation is required to fund the additional first homeowner boost payments being made by the Department of Treasury.

Section 18 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer’s advance. $253,000 has been provided to the Canberra Institute of Technology to allow for the commencement of the teacher’s EBA for 2009-10 effective from 1 July 2009.

Section 19B of the act allows for an appropriation to be authorised for any new commonwealth payments where no appropriation has been made in respect of those funds by my direction. This package includes one instrument authorised under section 19B of the act. The territory has received additional commonwealth funding of $952,000 under the better TAFE facilities program. This funding provides for capital improvement projects at Canberra Institute of Technology campuses.

Additional detail regarding all instruments is provided in the statement of reasons accompanying each instrument. I commend the instruments to the Assembly.

Financial Management Act—consolidated financial report

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) For the information of members, I present the following paper, which was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26—Consolidated Financial Report—Financial quarter ending 31 March 2010.

I am meant to have, by the look of it, a tabling statement which I cannot locate but I might table that later.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Lost in translation?

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