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5  Notes on Initiatives (D-H)

Data and Analytics - Contingency

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000 10.000

Subject to the delivery of a data investment framework by the cross-agency Information Group, this funding will allow public sector agencies to deliver data and analytics initiatives that support a system approach to data across government.

Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review - Funding Track

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Defence Force  - 31.819 89.700 89.700 89.700  -

This funding provides for the continued implementation of the Defence Mid-point Rebalancing Review. This review determined the set of capabilities required within the New Zealand Defence Force to enable the delivery of the Government's defence policy, as laid out in the Defence White Paper 2010.

Disability Support Services - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 42.296 42.296 42.296 42.296  -

This funding will contribute to the ongoing delivery of services that enable disabled New Zealanders and their families, so they can live the lives they choose.

These services include:

  • community-based services such as home support, personal care, funded family carers and caregiver support
  • residential care services provided across rest homes, community residential services and hospitals
  • services for people with high and complex needs including compulsory care, and
  • equipment-based services such as cochlear implants and hearing aids.

District Health Boards - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 400.000 400.000 400.000 400.000  -

This funding will be provided to District Health Boards to meet additional costs they face in delivering health services. These additional costs are driven by pressures such as inflation, wage costs and changes in the populations they serve.

Elective Surgery Health Target

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 24.000 24.000 24.000 24.000  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Health to contract with District Health Boards (DHBs) to achieve the Government's elective surgery health target. DHBs will pay for 2,000 of these and the Ministry will pay for the remainder. This ensures that provision of elective surgeries keeps ahead of population growth.

Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Serving Sentences in the Community

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Corrections 2.600 2.200 2.200 2.200 2.200  -

This funding allows for the continuation of the 24-hour GPS electronic anklet monitoring service for the highest risk offenders to better manage prisoner releases and improve public safety and continuous improvement of the Electronic Monitoring Assurance Framework.

Eliminating Bovine Tuberculosis through Joint Government/Industry Management

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 18.444 18.444 16.444 16.444  -

This funding is the Crown's contribution to the National Bovine Tuberculosis Pest Management Plan which seeks to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (Bovine TB) from New Zealand by 2055. Bovine TB is an infectious disease which can result in production losses for the beef, dairy and deer farming sectors.

Emissions Trading Scheme - Removal of the One for Two Transitional Measure

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
n/a n/a  - (25.398) (73.512) (117.306) (139.824)  -

This reflects the increase in Crown revenue as a result of phasing out the “one for two” surrender obligation from the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) over three years, starting 1 January 2017. This will increase unit surrenders to the Government by non-forestry ETS participants.

Endeavour Fund

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 10.900 24.600 33.300 45.000  -

The Endeavour Fund invests in excellent science that has potential impact for New Zealand, economically, environmentally and socially. Further investment in the Fund will help deliver the aims of the National Statement of Science Investments.

Engineering Education to Employment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 0.400 0.400 0.400 0.400  -

This initiative funds the operating costs of the Engineering Education to Employment (E2E) programme, which supports engineering education providers and employers to facilitate transitions from education to employment for the increasing numbers of engineering graduates.

Environmental Reporting as Required by the Environmental Reporting Act 2015

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Statistics  - 0.800 0.800 0.800 0.800  -

This funding will enable Statistics New Zealand to continue its role to co-produce independent, accurate and credible information about New Zealand's environment and trends so decision makers can identify improving areas and emerging problems. Insights from this co-production will help central and local government, iwi, businesses and communities make well-informed choices about how to manage our natural resources.

Exclusive Economic Zone Regulation

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Environment  - 4.000 4.000  -  -  -

This funding will enable the Environmental Protection Authority to undertake decision-making, monitoring and enforcement functions as legislated in the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.

Family Violence Response Coordination

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 10 Social Development  - 2.800  -  -  -  -

The Family Violence Prevention Networks (the Networks) are local-level multi-agency groups of government and community organisations that lead primary prevention, campaigns, training and collaborative responses to family violence in their area. The one-year funding will enable the Networks to align to the Family Violence and Sexual Violence ministerial work programme.

Fees-free Foundation Education

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Tertiary Education  - 2.080 4.160 4.160 4.160  -

The initiative makes tertiary education at qualification Levels 1 and 2 fees-free to all learners from 2017. This implements a 2014 election manifesto commitment. It will support learners to gain the basic skills they need to progress to higher study or to gain employment.

Forecast Changes in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary Education, and Property Values

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 2 Education 75.332 88.074 73.922 73.177 164.846  -

This funding will primarily meet the costs of increases in the forecast number of children in early childhood education. It also meets an increase in depreciation as a result of the increase in value of the school property portfolio, and reflects movements in other factors, such as student rolls.

Free Trade Agreement Implementation - Maximising the Benefits

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 4 Foreign Affairs and Trade  - 1.300 1.500 1.800  -  -

The Government will expand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) implementation activity to increase exporters' access to the benefits available under existing FTAs, including the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Freshwater Improvement Fund

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Environment  - 2.500 5.000 7.000 10.000  -

This funding will build on the Government's investment in improving freshwater management and remediation of degraded lakes, rivers and streams of national significance.

Game Animal Council Funding

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 3 Conservation  - 0.375 0.225  -  -  -

This initiative is to enable the Game Animal Council to establish a sustainable game trophy levy.

General Markets Regulation - Implementing the Commerce Act 1986, Fair Trading Act 1986, and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 4.550 3.550 3.550 3.550  -

The Commerce Commission's general markets regulation area has taken on increased responsibilities following recent reforms to consumer law, and is also experiencing increasing demand and complexity in its competition activities. This funding will help ensure the Commission has adequate resources to meet these increased demands, and ensure that the new consumer laws can be strongly enforced.

Global Research Alliance - Increased Research Funding

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 6.000 5.000 5.000 4.000  -

This funding will be used to progress Global Research Alliance research through proof of concept to pilot studies and commercialisation, and support international initiatives that address mitigation of emissions from livestock. The Global Research Alliance was established in 2009 and aims to bring countries together to find ways to grow more food without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Government Centre for Dispute Resolution

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.600 1.500 1.500 1.500  -

This funding enables the establishment of a permanent Government Centre for Dispute Resolution (GCDR) to provide a one-stop shop to support all government dispute resolution regimes. GCDR will seek to reduce inconsistency in approach and duplication of effort across government dispute resolution systems, consolidate knowledge and to plan for the future of government dispute resolution.

Government Legal Network - Permanent Establishment

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 7 Attorney-General  - 0.885 0.885 0.885 0.885  -

This funding will provide for the permanent establishment of the Government Legal Network that has been operating on a temporary basis since 2011. The Government Legal Network is a collaboration of government agency lawyers and the Solicitor-General that leverages the collective legal resources and expertise of the Crown.

GST on Cross-border Services and Intangibles

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 5 Revenue  - (30.000) (40.000) (40.000) (40.000)  -

Services and other intangibles provided to New Zealand residents by offshore suppliers, such as purchases of music from offshore websites, will be subject to GST from 1 October 2016. This is consistent with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidelines and international practice.

Health Research Council

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 10.000 18.000 26.000 43.000  -

This funding will provide additional support for longitudinal health studies, enable the Health Research Council to provide strategic leadership for the health sector and to increase the amount of health research undertaken in New Zealand.

Health Workforce Training and Development - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 2.765 2.695 2.695 2.695  -

This funding will enable further training and development to support the sustainability of the healthcare workforce. This will address increased costs to programmes such as the General Practitioner Education Programme, the Voluntary Bonding Scheme and the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme.

Healthy Home Initiatives - Expansion

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 6 Health  - 4.500 4.500 4.500 4.500  -

This funding will be used to expand the existing Healthy Homes Initiative. This initiative aims to reduce the incidence of children aged 0-5 contracting preventable disease by decreasing the number of families living in cold, damp and crowded houses.

High Performance Sport - Tokyo 2020

Estimates Vote 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Capital
Vol. 8 Sport and Recreation  - 4.000 4.000 4.000 4.000  -

This funding will support existing high performance activity directly linked to the achievement of High Performance Sport New Zealand's (HPSNZ's) strategic plan and builds the sustainability of New Zealand's broader high performance system. This additional investment will allow HPSNZ to safeguard and leverage government investment made to date by ensuring system gains are sustainable leading into the Tokyo Olympiad in 2020.

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