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Vote Attorney-General

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Attorney-General (M5)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Crown Law Office

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR CROWN LAW OFFICE: Attorney-General

Overview of the Vote

The Attorney-General is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $22 million for the provision of legal advice and representation services to central government departments and Crown agencies on a full cost-recovery basis
  • a total of $988,000 for departmental capital expenditure, and
  • a total of nearly $48 million for providing for the discharge of the Law Officers' constitutional and criminal law responsibilities, including conducting appeals arising from Crown prosecutions; developing the collective capability, effectiveness and efficiency of government lawyers; providing assistance to the Principal Law Officers in the exercise of their functions; and the provision and supervision of a national Crown prosecution service.

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

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