Page 3883 - Week 12 - Thursday, 29 October 2015

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The government will develop whole-of-government guidance on best practice principles for debt management. Agencies will then be asked to review their debt management procedures to identify and implement improvements for their specific debt profile, taking into consideration legislation, policy and ICT considerations. Additional measures will be considered to improve the levels of scrutiny and reporting of debt management within agencies to assist facilitation of enhanced debtor management.

The government takes debt management seriously and has already been proactive in improving its debt management arrangements. The strategies proposed in the government response clearly demonstrate the government’s commitment to further enhance these arrangements by establishing a more robust framework for efficient and effective processes for debt management within the territory government. I commend this government response to the Assembly.


Mr Barr presented the following paper:

Financial Management Act, Pursuant to section 14—Instrument directing a transfer of funds from the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate to the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, including a statement of reasons, dated 19 October 2015.

Mr Corbell presented the following papers:

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2014-2015—Justice and Community Safety Directorate—Addenda.

Health Act, pursuant to subsection 15(4)—ACT Local Hospital Network Council—Annual Report to the ACT Minister for Health—2014-2015 Financial Year, dated 28 August 2015.

Official Visitor Act, pursuant to section 17—Mental Health Official Visitors—Summary report—July 2014-June 2015.

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act—annual report by independent entity

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Deputy Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Health, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Capital Metro): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, pursuant to subsection 12(4)—Annual report by independent entity—ACT Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2014-15: with recalculations for 2012-13 and 2013-14, dated 20 October 2015, prepared by Pitt&Sherry

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