Page 1232 - Week 04 - Thursday, 26 March 2015
Supplementary answer to question without notice
MR GENTLEMAN: During question time yesterday, Mr Wall and Ms Lawder asked me questions regarding a development application for a childcare centre in Harrington Circuit, Kambah. In relation to Ms Lawder’s question about the number of submissions received during the public consultation period, I can confirm that 50 submissions were received. I can also confirm that no determination has so far been made. However, I do expect a decision to be made soon.
Financial Management Act—instrument
Paper and statement by minister
MR BARR (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Urban Renewal and Minister for Tourism and Events): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 16—Instrument directing a transfer of appropriations from the Office of the Legislative Assembly to the ACT Executive, including a statement of reasons, dated 20 March 2015.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MR BARR: Madam Speaker, as required by the FMA 1996, I table the instrument under section 16 of that act. Section 16(1) and 16(2) of the FMA allow for the Treasurer to authorise the transfer of an appropriation for a service or function to another entity following a change in responsibility for that service or function. Section 16(3) of the act requires that within three sitting days after the authorisation is given the Treasurer must present a copy of that direction and a statement of reasons to the Assembly.
Today, this instrument facilitates the transfer of $21,000 in government payments for outputs appropriation and $397,000 in payments for expenses on behalf of the territory appropriation from the Office of the Legislative Assembly to the ACT executive payments for expenses on behalf of the territory. This is to fund the position of the sixth minister. This transfer is budget neutral. I commend the instrument to the Assembly.
Ms Burch presented the following paper:
Petition—out of order
Greyhound racing in the ACT—Ms Burch—(243 signatures).