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Vote Courts

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Courts (M19)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Courts is responsible for appropriations in Vote Courts for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $455.330 million (62% of the Vote) on purchasing services (mostly support for managing cases, claims and applications through the courts and tribunals, and the collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts) from the Ministry of Justice
  • a total of $157.833 million (22% of the Vote) on purchasing services from non-departmental providers. The major part of the appropriation covers costs incurred under various Acts, and
  • a total of $115.578 million (16% of the Vote) on non-departmental expenditure to cover judges' and coroners' salaries and allowances.

The imposition of $182.723 million of fines, offender levies, contributions towards lawyer for child costs, and other penalties imposed through the courts is expected during the 2012/13 financial year.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Courts in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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