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Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions and Appeals (M5)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide for the discharge of the Solicitor-General's responsibilities in respect of the criminal law.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions
This category is limited to conducting appeals arising from Crown prosecutions.
Criminal Law Advice and Services
This category is limited to the provision of advice on criminal law, mutual assistance and extradition matters to other government agencies and to Crown Solicitors.
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network
This category is limited to the oversight of public prosecutions and supervision of the network of Crown Solicitors who deliver prosecution services.
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service
This category is limited to the provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes prosecutions and appeals on behalf of the Solicitor-General.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

38,7731,81740,590

Departmental Output Expenses

Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions3,285-3,285
Criminal Law Advice and Services1,4889202,408
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network840-840
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service33,16089734,057

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

38,7731,79740,570
Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions3,285-3,285
Criminal Law Advice and Services1,4889002,388
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network840-840
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service33,16089734,057

Revenue from Others

-2020
Criminal Law Advice and Services-2020

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.817 million to $40.590 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • a transfer of $900,000 from The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions to this appropriation in 2015/16
  • carrying over the 2014/15 surplus of $897,000 to 2015/16, and
  • an increase in forecasted revenue of $20,000 for court awarded costs arising from criminal law advice.
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