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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Ministerial Services
This category is limited to Department responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

Supplementary Estimates

Total Appropriation


Departmental Output Expenses

Ministerial Services1,0406001,640
Policy Advice3,331(1,687)1,644

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

Ministerial Services1,0406001,640
Policy Advice3,331(1,687)1,644

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The overall decrease in this appropriation is mainly due to the Departments reallocation of research and evaluation expenditure across numerous appropriations to align with the criteria for this appropriation.

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