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APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for ACC (M1), Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (M14), Minister for Economic Development (M25), Minister of Immigration (M38), Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety (M43)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Overview of the Vote

Five Ministers are responsible for appropriations in this Vote.

The Minister for ACC is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just over $1.038 billion to cover the estimated cost of injury prevention, claim processing, assessment, payment services and case management, public health acute services, medical services, social rehabilitation, elective health care and contracted services for claims on the Non-Earners' Account
  • just over $132 million to cover the estimated cost of injury prevention, claim processing, assessment, payment services and case management, public health acute services, medical services, social rehabilitation, elective health care and contracted services for claims by non-earners on the Treatment Injury Account
  • $122,000 for purchasing services to manage the residual long-term responsibility related to the Crown's on-going risks resulting from the introduction of the competitive accident insurance market during 1999/2000
  • just over $50 million to cover the cost of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims on the Non-Earners' Account, and
  • just over $10 million for provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims by non-earners on the Treatment Injury Account.

The Minister for Economic Development, as Minister responsible for MBIE, is responsible for one appropriation of $125,000 relating to impairment of debts owed to the Crown.

The Minister for Immigration is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just over $262 million for Immigration Services, with the majority being funded by third party revenue ($200 million)
  • just under $22 million for Refugee and Protection Services, 4% ($846,000) of which is to be funded by third party revenue, and
  • just under $2.400 million for Regulation of Immigration Advisers, 31% ($745,000) of which is to be funded by third party revenue.

In addition, the Minister of Immigration is responsible for a forecast total of just under $26 million in non-tax Crown revenue for 2016/17.

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment is responsible for an appropriation of just over $4 million for the provision of employment information and facilitation services.

In addition, the Minister for Tertiary, Education, Skills and Employment has overall responsibility for just under $23 million to provide policy advice and related services to the Minister for ACC, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, the Minister of Immigration, and the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety.

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just under $87 million for the purchase of services from non-departmental providers in relation to the Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund, collection of the Health and Safety in Employment Levy, and for workplace health and safety
  • just over $33 million for provision of employment relations services, including support services provided to employment relations institutions
  • just over $15 million for shared services for WorkSafe New Zealand, and just over $9 million in non-departmental capital for WorkSafe New Zealand Capability Change Programme, and
  • a total of just over $6 million for other expenses including salaries and allowances of the Employment Relations Authority and Remuneration Authority members, subscription to the International Labour Organisation, promotion of equal employment opportunities and better relations through the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, and for the New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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