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will address traffic congestion currently experienced at key intersections during peak periods.

The supplementary budget papers provide detail of the impact of the additional appropriation provided for wage increases, with the new projects to be managed within underspent capital in 2011-12. The papers also provide detail of other amendments to agency budgets under the FMA. These amendments relate largely to capital reprofiling and signed instruments under the FMA to amend appropriations.

Given the timing of the 2011-12 budget review, the revised financial statements presented today may, where relevant, include signed instruments under the Financial Management Act 1996, the impact of capital works reprofiling, the flow-on effect of the audit of the 2010-11 financial statements or revised estimated outcome forecasts. These revisions are in addition to the impact of the Appropriation Bill 2011-2012 (No 2).

This bill is necessary to ensure the transparency of government decision making in relation to the allocation of financial resources and to fulfil the government’s policy objectives in a timely fashion. I commend the Appropriation Bill 2011-12 (No 2) to the Assembly.

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

Public Accounts—Standing Committee


Motion (by Mr Smyth) agreed to:

Pursuant to the provisions of standing order 174, the Appropriation Bill 2011-2012 (No 2) be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry and report.

Electoral Amendment Bill 2012

Mr Corbell, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.

Title read by Clerk.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (12.06): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I am pleased to present the Electoral Amendment Bill 2012. This bill amends the Electoral Act 1992. It comes in response to the report presented by the Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety regarding its inquiry into campaign finance laws in the ACT.

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