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than the legislation containing the list of applicable territory authorities, the bill provides that the list is to be provided in a financial management guideline.

This is a more efficient process to facilitate necessary changes without diluting transparency. As financial management guidelines are disallowable instruments, the Legislative Assembly continues to have the ability to debate proposed changes to the list of territory authorities to which part 8 applies.

For similar currency reasons the list of territory authorities with governing boards which was contained in section 76(2) of the FMA has been removed. The list is not legally required as section 76(1) specifies that a territory authority has a governing board if the establishing act for the authority establishes a governing board for the authority.

This bill is aimed at aligning the FMA to support one ACT public service. The changes ensure that the highest standards of financial accountability provided to the Legislative Assembly and the community are retained.

I commend this bill to the Assembly.

Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to the next sitting.


Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Standing order 191—Amendments to the Health Amendment Bill 2011, dated 8 and 11 April 2011.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—

Long-term contracts:

Graeme Dowell, dated 17 March 2011.

Robert Neil, dated 7 March 2011.

Stephen Ryan.

Short-term contracts:

Alan Traves, dated 4 March 2011.

Catherine Jackson, dated 11 March 2011.

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