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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services (M42)

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
Justice 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 relating to civil, criminal and constitutional law and the justice sector.
Legal and Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of legal and ministerial services to support decision-making by Ministers on government matters (other than policy decision-making).

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

21,974 768 22,742

Departmental Output Expenses

Justice Policy Advice 17,668 150 17,818
Legal and Ministerial Services 4,306 618 4,924

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

21,740 573 22,313
Justice Policy Advice 17,479 (16) 17,463
Legal and Ministerial Services 4,261 589 4,850

Revenue from Others

234 195 429
Justice Policy Advice 189 166 355
Legal and Ministerial Services 45 29 74

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Justice Policy Advice

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey (see Note 1)

At least 70% At least 7/10 At least 7/10

Note 1 - Target adjusted as the information for this measure comes from a single respondent and a rating out of 10 is more appropriate.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Justice Policy Advice

The category has increased by $150,000 to $17.818 million for 2015/16, due to:

  • an increase of $166,000 funded from revenue received for employees seconded to other government agencies, and
  • an increase of $17,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2015.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $33,000 for funds returned to the Crown as a contribution to the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.
Legal and Ministerial Services

The category has increased by $618,000 to $4.924 million for 2015/16, due to:

  • an increase of $595,000 to fund an inquiry into the management of a prisoner by the Department of Corrections and other State Sector agencies before and after his release from prison
  • an increase of $29,000 funded from revenue received for employees seconded to other government agencies, and
  • an increase of $4,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2015.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $10,000 for funds returned to the Crown as a contribution to the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.
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