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of controlled capital injection appropriations. The details of these rollovers relate to project funds where commitments have been entered into but the related cash has not yet been required or expended during the year of appropriation, for example, where capital works projects or initiatives for which the timing of delivery has changed or been delayed, where outstanding contractual or pending claims exist or where there are delays in implementing budgeted recurrent initiatives.

Section 18 of the act allows the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer’s advance. This package includes two instruments authorised under section 18 of the act. These instruments provide the Justice and Community Safety Directorate with an additional appropriation of $582,530, and the Legal Aid Commission ACT with an additional appropriation of $89,000 for the 2011-12 fiscal year, to reduce waiting times in the Supreme Court.

Further details of these instruments can be found in each individual instrument that I have tabled here today. I commend these instruments to the Assembly.

ACT festival fund

Paper and statement by minister

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

ACT Festival Fund—2012 Funding Round 2—Information booklet.

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

Leave granted.

MR BARR: Mr Speaker, I rise to report back to members of the Assembly on the outcomes of the second round of the 2012 ACT festival fund grant program. As members are aware, the ACT festival fund application process for 2012 was once again very competitive with 31 applications and a total request of more than $630,000, with $220,000 available in the fund.

A total of 13 festivals and $201,041 was recommended for funding by the assessment panel, leaving a balance of $18,959 in the fund. That is why on 15 November 2011 I announced that there would be a second application round for community groups to reapply for funds left over from the first round of the fund.

Mr Hanson: Nothing happened in between.

MR BARR: No, I announced it before any motion of yours, actually, Jeremy, yes.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Order, members!

MR BARR: I made it very clear throughout this process that applications for the festival fund are assessed by an independent committee and are assessed against

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