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APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Pacific Peoples (M50)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry for Pacific Peoples

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY FOR PACIFIC PEOPLES: Minister for Pacific Peoples

Overview of the Vote

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

Services purchased directly from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples:

  • $1.870 million for the purchase of policy advice
  • $5.134 million for the purchase of communication, project and relationship services required to maintain strong links between the Crown and Pacific communities, and
  • $100,000 for the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Services purchased through non-departmental output expenses:

  • $1.409 million to provide Pacific peoples with the information and skills needed to succeed in business, and
  • $1.050 million to provide education, employment and skill development programmes for Pacific peoples.

Services purchased through benefits or related expenses:

  • $350,000 for the promotion of positive role models and the provision of scholarships for further education, and
  • $8,000 for scholarships or project funding where the objective of an initiative aligns with the strategic objectives of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

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

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