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APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector (M15), Minister for Ethnic Communities (M30), Minister of Internal Affairs (M41), Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services (M47), Minister of Local Government (M49), Minister for Racing (M55)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of Internal Affairs

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Minister of Internal Affairs

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of $21.285 million to support community and voluntary organisations to become stronger, more cohesive and resilient.

The Minister for Ethnic Communities is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year, covering the following:

  • A total of $520,000 for providing grants to refugee and migrant community organisations to assist in reducing barriers to resettlement.

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

  • A total of $238.542 million to contribute to the collection, management and provision of access to New Zealand's civic, government, identity and heritage information.
  • A total of $31.029 million to provide information technology support and services to government and the state sector, including strategic and planning advice on government's ICT infrastructure, content, data and information management and government's online presence.
  • A total of $30.264 million to provide support services to enable ministers and statutory, advisory and other bodies to effectively discharge their responsibilities.
  • A total of $40.564 million to carry out the effective delivery of regulatory functions and services that are assigned to the Department.
  • A total of $28 million for the reconstruction of Waitangi Wharf in the Chatham Islands.
  • A total of $56.675 million for the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Internal Affairs.
  • A total of $13.626 million towards support and advisory services for individuals, communities and organisations.

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

  • A total of $56.500 million for assistance with rates for low-income residential ratepayers.
  • A total of $5.871 million towards continuing to maintain public access to Lake Taupo.
  • A total of $3.170 million towards the costs of the Chatham Islands Council meeting its statutory obligations.
  • A total of $2.696 million for administering local government legislation and supporting the effective operation of the local government system.

The Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering:

  • A total of $63.581 million for supporting the Government, and the current and previous executives, in discharging their responsibilities.

The Minister for Racing is responsible for an appropriation in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of $1 million contestable fund to match racing industry contributions towards enhancing racecourse safety and raising the quality of facilities at racecourses.

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

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