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Vote Justice

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Justice (M42)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Overview of the Vote

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

Services purchased directly from the Ministry of Justice:

  • $22.436 million (6% of the Vote) on the administration of legal services
  • $922,000 (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing crime prevention and community safety initiatives
  • $19.971 million (5% of the Vote) on purchasing justice policy advice
  • $5.848 million (2% of the Vote) on legal and ministerial services
  • $25.115 million (7% of the Vote) on purchasing public defence services, and
  • $4.986 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing sector leadership and support.

Services purchased through Non-Departmental Output Expenses:

  • $3.842 million (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing policy advice from the Law Commission
  • $10.970 million (3% of the Vote) on Community Law Centre funding
  • $8.484 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing community crime prevention services and programmes delivered by community and local government agency providers
  • $16.948 million (4% of the Vote) on purchasing equity promotion and protection services from the Human Rights Commission, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Privacy Commissioner and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security - PLA
  • $125.400 million (33% of the Vote) on purchasing legal aid services
  • $19.492 million (5% of the Vote) on purchasing services relating to producing and maintaining electoral rolls
  • $5.976 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing services from the Electoral Commission
  • $4.500 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing protective fiduciary services
  • $6.372 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing support for victims
  • $69.930 million (18% of the Vote) on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989, and
  • $33.603 million (9% of the Vote) for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown and capital expenditure for Crown entities.

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

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