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Vote Labour

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Labour (M43)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Labour

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR: Minister of Labour

Overview of the Vote

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

Departmental appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of $25.696 million to provide employment relations services, including support services provided to employment relations institutions
  • a total of $3.516 million to provide hazardous substances and amusement devices services
  • a total of $50.625 million to provide health and safety services
  • a total of $8.988 million to provide policy advice on matters relating to employment relations, health and safety (including Hazardous Substances and New Organisms), international labour commitments and ministerial servicing.

Non-departmental appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of $500,000 to purchase services from non-departmental providers in relation to the Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund (ERE)
  • a total of $869,000 to collect the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Levy
  • a total of $15,000 for the Bad Debt Expense write-off for non-recovered hearing fees
  • a total of $3.580 million for other labour-related payments, such as salaries and allowances of the Employment Relations Authority Members (ERA)
  • a total of $1.400 million for subscription to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • a total of $396,000 to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) and better relations through the Joint EEO Trust
  • a total of $15,000 for the New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation.

Capital appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of $49.007 million for capital expenditure in the Department of Labour.

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

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