Page 2747 - Week 09 - Thursday, 8 August 2013

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instrument provides $311,000 in expenses on behalf of the territory for an increase in per capita grants to non-government schools in 2012-13.

Section 17 of the act enables variations to appropriations to be increased for any increases in existing commonwealth payments by direction of the Treasurer. This section includes 12 instruments which relate to the territory receiving additional commonwealth funding for the following: $7.132 million for various national healthcare payments; $6.015 million for the trade training centres schools national partnership; $652,000 for the national disaster resilience program; $508,000 to certain concessions for pensioners and senior card holders and national reciprocal transport concessions national partnerships; $450,000 for the water for the future national partnership; $378,000 for the national affordable housing specific purpose payment; $292,000 to the Canberra Institute of Technology and $125,000 to the Education and Training Directorate for the national skills and workforce development specific purpose payment; $233,000 for the early childhood education universal access national partnership; $147,000 for the joint group training program national partnership; $104,250 for the nation building program national partnership; $103,552 for the black spots program national partnership; and $83,968 for the national disability services specific purpose payment.

Section 14 of the Financial Management Act allows for the transfer of funds between appropriations when endorsed by the executive. This package includes two instruments. The first instrument transfers $3.5 million from net cost of outputs appropriation to the capital injection (controlled) appropriation within the ACT local hospital network 2012-13. I note for the benefit of the Assembly that this instrument, inadvertently, does not contain the signature of a second minister. I am advised that this is a technical oversight that has no impact on the total appropriation to the LHN, nor the appropriation of any other agency. The second instrument transfers $2.158 million from capital injection (controlled) to net cost of outputs for the Economic Development Directorate for various projects.

Section 16(1) and (2) of the Financial Management Act allows the Treasurer to authorise the transfer of appropriation for a service or function to another entity following a change in responsibility for that service or function.

This package includes two instruments that are budget neutral. The first instrument facilitates the transfer of $366,000 in net cost of outputs from the Economic Development Directorate to the Commerce and Works Directorate. The second instrument facilitates the transfer of $310,000 in capital injection (controlled) from the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate to the Economic Development Directorate.

Section 15(1) of the FMA states that the executive may, in writing, direct that funds within the same appropriation allocated for the provision of different classes of outputs be reallocated in relation to those classes of outputs. This package includes one such instrument. This instrument allows the Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate to reallocate $166,000 in net cost of outputs from output class 2, financial and economic management, to output class 1, government strategy, to align with output class reporting requirements.

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