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Vote Justice

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Justice (M42)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Justice

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Justice is responsible for appropriations in Vote Justice for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

Services provided directly by the Ministry of Justice:

  • a total of nearly $28 million on the administration of legal services
  • a total of nearly $23 million on the Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared services
  • a total of over $29 million on providing public defence services
  • a total of nearly $10 million on providing sector leadership and support
  • a total of nearly $16 million on providing justice policy advice, and
  • a total of over $4 million on legal and ministerial services.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of nearly $195 million 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.

Services purchased through non-departmental output expenses:

  • a total of nearly $149 million on legal aid services and Community Law Centre funding
  • a total of over $12 million on purchasing programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm
  • a total of over $32 million on purchasing services from the Electoral Commission
  • a total of over $23 million on purchasing justice advocacy, advice and promotion services from the Human Rights Commission, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Privacy Commissioner and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
  • a total of nearly $17 million on purchasing support for victims, protective fiduciary services, family dispute resolution services, and equity promotion and protection services from the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, and
  • a total of nearly $17 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown.

The Ministry of Justice expects to receive a total of over $22 million in legal aid revenue, including interest, and over $8 million in revenue from the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund.

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

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