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working out how best to deal with it. This is an area where we could get advice from other jurisdictions. This is an area where we have suggested that the government and the previous Chief Minister might contract an outside expert in this area, someone who has applied triple bottom line reporting in another jurisdiction. We hope that this proposal is taken up.

Another issue from the parliamentary agreement where it would be nice if it were part of the Chief Minister’s Annual report directions and where we have been moving very slowly is gender disaggregated data. The budget papers and annual reports should clearly show a breakdown of this data, but the only work completed to date is with regard to pay equity.

Thank you, Chief Minister, for the Annual report directions, and we are looking forward to more changes next year.


Ms Gallagher presented the following paper:

South Tralee—Proposed residential development—Government response.

Financial Management Act—instrument

Papers and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health, Minister for Industrial Relations and Treasurer): For the information of members, I present the following papers:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 17—Instrument varying appropriations relating to Commonwealth funding to the Treasury Directorate, including a statement of reasons, dated 19 June 2011.

I ask leave to make a short statement in relation to the papers.

Leave granted.

MS GALLAGHER: As required by the Financial Management Act 1996, I table an instrument issued under section 17 of the act. The direction and a statement of reasons for this instrument must be tabled in the Assembly within three sitting days after it is given.

Section 17 of the act enables variations to appropriations for any increase in existing commonwealth payments by direction of the Treasurer. The Treasury Directorate has received $861,000 in additional funding from the commonwealth for the first homeowner boost. This increase in funding is due to higher than expected first homeowner boost payments being made by Treasury during the current financial year. The increase in appropriation is required to fund the additional first homeowner boost payments being made by Treasury. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.

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