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The final instrument facilitates the transfer of $160,000 in expenses on behalf of the territory, territorial appropriation, from the Office of the Legislative Assembly to the ACT executive associated with a transfer of staffing costs.

Section 16B of the FMA allows for appropriations to be preserved from one financial year to the next. This package includes one such instrument signed under section 16B. This instrument authorises a total of $8.458 million in capital injection controlled rollovers for the Economic Development Directorate. The appropriation being rolled over was not disbursed during the 2011-12 fiscal year and is required in 2012-13 for the completion of projects identified in the instrument.

Section 18 of the act provides for the Treasurer to authorise expenditure from the Treasurer’s advance. This package includes one instrument signed under section 18. This instrument provides an increase of $354,743 in net cost of outputs controlled appropriation for the Legal Aid Commission of the Australian Capital Territory to meet expenses related to the board of inquiry into the conviction of Mr David Eastman.

Additional details regarding all instruments are provided in the statement of reasons accompanying each of the instruments I have tabled this afternoon. I commend these instruments to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Paper and statement by minister

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Housing, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for Ageing): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Inquiry—Auditor-General’s Report 5/2012—Management of Recycling Estates and E-waste—Government submission.

I ask leave to make a brief statement in relation to the paper.

Leave granted.

MR RATTENBURY: Thank you, members. For the information of members, I have tabled the government’s submission to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Auditor-General’s report No 5 of 2012 entitled Management of recycling estates and e-waste. That report’s objective was to provide an independent opinion on whether the ACT recycling estates at Parkwood Road and Hume are effectively planned, regulated and managed to optimise recycling activities to meet the ACT’s sustainability agenda and that the management of computer and television e-waste is consistent with government legislative and policy requirements.

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