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Vote Defence Force

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Defence (M22), Minister of Veterans' Affairs (M75)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: New Zealand Defence Force

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE: Minister of Defence

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

2015/16
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeEstimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Air Force Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Air Force capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.
759,556(22,622)736,934

Army Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Army capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.
742,3128,472750,784

Navy Capabilities Prepared for Joint Operations and Other Tasks (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the generation of Navy capabilities that achieve the levels of readiness for military operations and other tasks as directed by the Government of New Zealand.
491,887(32,178)459,709

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,993,755(46,328)1,947,427

Departmental Capital Expenditure

New Zealand Defence Force - Capital Expenditure PLA (M22)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the New Zealand Defence Force, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
629,617(190,637)438,980

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

629,617(190,637)438,980

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Development and Maintenance of Services Cemeteries (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the development and maintenance of Services Cemeteries.
746-746

Support for Veterans and Their Families (M75)

This appropriation is limited to providing for the support of veterans and their families. This includes the provision of counselling for veterans' families, the reimbursement of out of pocket expenses for veterans' children with specified conditions; additional support for veterans to facilitate them remaining in their own homes for as long as possible; additional support to facilitate veterans' rehabilitation; support for the surviving partner after the death of the veteran and for the provision of grants to Non-Government Organisations for the support of veterans and their families.
497150647

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,2431501,393

Benefits or Related Expenses

Assessments, Treatment & Rehabilitation (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of the costs of assessments, treatment (including associated aids and appliances), and social and vocational rehabilitation provided for under the Veterans' Support Act 2014 and associated regulations.
14,595(2,481)12,114

Special Annuities (M75)

This appropriation is limited to paying annuities authorised by Cabinet to recognise a special contribution by the recipient to New Zealand society.
37138

Veterans' Independence Programme (M75)

This appropriation is limited to provision of services and support to assist eligible veterans and their families.
6,891(626)6,265

Veterans Support Entitlement (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the payment of entitlements (in respect of the impairment or death of veterans determined to be related to qualifying operational service occurring at any time or qualifying routine service occurring prior to 1 April 1974) to veterans and their spouses, partners, children and dependants under the Veterans' Support Act 2014 and associated regulations and to the provision for grandparented loans of the differential between 3% or 5% Rehabilitation Loan rate and the current market rate as set out in the Rehabilitation Act 1941 for interest concessions on land and buildings.
111,134(1,625)109,509

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

132,657(4,731)127,926

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Debt Write-Down for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the write-down of Crown debtors administered by the New Zealand Defence Force due to the requirement to comply with Crown accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles.
250-250

Ex-Gratia Payments and Comprehensive Medical Assessments for Vietnam Veterans (M75)

This appropriation is limited to the ex-gratia payments to Vietnam veterans and/or members of their family with accepted conditions and for the annual comprehensive medical assessments for Vietnam veterans.
1,100(150)950

Fair Value Write Down on Veteran Trust Loans and Thirty-Year Endowment (M75)

This appropriation is limited to providing for the fair value write down on the Veteran Trust loans and the thirty-year endowment to the Vietnam Veterans and their Families Trust.
203-203

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

1,553(150)1,403

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Advice to the Government MCA (M22)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities.
10,746(1,621)9,125
Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on Government policy matters relating to defence and the NZDF.
5,157(1,637)3,520
Situational Awareness
This category is limited to the provision of effective military intelligence services to the Government in support of decision-making for the defence and security of New Zealand.
3,708873,795
Supporting Ministers
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities.
1,881(71)1,810

Operations Contributing to New Zealand's Security, Stability and Interests MCA (M22)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is the employment of New Zealand's Armed Forces overseas at the Government's direction.
44,5255,40949,934
Departmental Output Expenses
Military Operations in Support of a Rules-Based International Order
This category is limited to the costs of generating operational military capabilities and the employment of the New Zealand Armed Forces for the conduct of operations, as directed by the Government.
40,4041,03041,434
Military Operations that Contribute to Regional Security
This category is limited to the costs of providing specialised support to all-of-government efforts to maintain security and stability in New Zealand's immediate neighbourhood including responses to events that impact on the safety and wellbeing of regional populations, as directed by the Government.
4,1214,3798,500

Policy Advice And Other Services For Veterans MCA (M75)

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, and the provision of services and payments to veterans.
9,0471,36410,411
Departmental Output Expenses
Administration Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities, the coordination of commemorations, the provision of administration services to relevant boards and committees and the administration of contracts for service for maintenance and development work carried out in Service Cemeteries.
2,2468583,104
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Veterans' Affairs.
221-221
Services and Payments to Veterans
This category is limited to the assessment, review and payment of entitlements and benefits (War Disablement Pensions and related concessions, and allowances and Surviving Spouse Pensions), the assessment and review of entitlement for burial in Service Cemeteries, the installation of ex-service memorials for eligible veterans, and the provision of case management for veterans and their families.
6,5805067,086

Protection of New Zealand and New Zealanders MCA (M22)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to protect New Zealand's sovereignty and provide security and other services for New Zealanders.
391,05339,359430,412
Departmental Output Expenses
Assistance to the Civil Power and Provision of a Public Service in Emergency Situations
This category is limited to the costs of specialist military capabilities and Defence Force resources provided to the civil power in an emergency and for urgent work of national importance.
60,7478,67769,424
Defence International Engagement
This category is limited to the provision of services and utility of the Defence Force to support foreign policy objectives that strengthen security and avert conflict.
98,534(1,635)96,899
Defence Support to the Community
This category is limited to the costs of providing Defence Force resources for the betterment of the community at large and to inform the public's awareness of the proficiency and practice of the Armed Forces.
45,1411,06246,203
Military Assistance to Civil Authorities in Non-Emergency Situations
This category is limited to the costs of Defence Force resources, services and non-emergency assistance periodically provided to the Government and civil authorities.
33,73281734,549
Resource and Border Protection Operations
This category is limited to the sharing of information and provision of resources to support all-of-government efforts to protect New Zealand's borders and offshore maritime interests.
152,89930,438183,337

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

455,37144,511499,882

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

3,214,196(197,185)3,017,011

Capital Injection Authorisations

2015/16
Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
New Zealand Defence Force - Capital Injection (M22)1,000-1,000
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