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Thursday, 14 February 2013

MADAM SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne) took the chair at 10 am and asked members to stand in silence and pray or reflect on their responsibilities to the people of the Australian Capital Territory.

Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2)

Mr Barr, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement, a Human Rights Act compatibility statement and supplementary budget papers.

Title read by Clerk.

MR BARR (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Tourism and Events and Minister for Community Services) (10.03): I move:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

I present the Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2) and table the supplementary budget papers in accordance with section 13 of the Financial Management Act 1996. These supplementary papers provide the detail of all items covered by this bill.

The Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2) provides for the appropriation of funds totalling $231.058 million in the 2012-13 fiscal year. These funds provide for:

$113.147 million in net cost of outputs (controlled) appropriation to the local hospital network to facilitate the on passing of national health care commonwealth grants funding;

a $112.156 million capital injection in the territorial appropriation for the land rent scheme so additional land rent blocks can be purchased from the Land Development Agency, reflecting the very strong demand for the land rent scheme; and

a total of $5.755 million in net cost of outputs (controlled) appropriation for an unspent appropriation from the former Treasury Directorate in 2011-12.

The supplementary budget papers provide detail of the impact of the additional appropriation provided for the additional costs.

The papers also provide detail of other amendments to agencies affected by the bill under the FMA. These amendments relate to capital re-profiling and signed instruments under the FMA to amend appropriations.

Given the timing of the 2012-13 budget review, the revised financial statements presented today include signed instruments under the Financial Management Act 1996; the impact of capital works re-profiling; the flow-on effect of the audit of the 2011-12 financial statements; and revised estimated outcome forecasts. These revisions are in addition to the impact of the Appropriation Bill 2012-2013 (No 2).

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