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5  Notes on Initiatives (F-I)

Family and Whānau Violence Law Reform

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Justice - 0.500 5.046 9.359 10.954 -
Vol.7 Courts - 1.751 4.648 6.169 7.904 -
Vol.7 Corrections - - 10.700 21.146 27.603 -
Vol.7 Police - 0.384 9.182 8.381 8.381 -

This funding will enable the implementation of a package of changes to family violence civil and criminal law. These reforms will strengthen family violence laws and seek to increase the safety of victims through a range of measures, including increased access to Protection Orders and the introduction of several new family violence offences.

Family Start - Expansion to National Coverage

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki  - 5.760 6.755 7.568 8.032  -

This funding will expand the intensive home visiting service, Family Start, nationally to all eligible families in New Zealand. This expansion includes places for additional families and access to the Early Learning Payment subsidy to help all Family Start families meet the costs of Early Childhood Education.

Financial Capability in New Zealand

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 1.640 2.840 2.840 2.840  -

This funding will extend the reach of financial education in schools and vulnerable communities, improving financial capability in New Zealand and reducing the systemic costs of poor financial decisions.

First Encounters 250

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.8 Arts, Culture and Heritage  - 3.034 1.534 0.432  -  -

This funding will enable the development and delivery of the national 250th commemoration of the first on-shore meetings of Māori and Europeans when James Cook's HMS Endeavour first circumnavigated and landed in New Zealand in 1769.

First Technology Enhancements and Future Technology Design

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki  - 10.700  -  -  -  -

This funding is to design and develop technology systems to support the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki's future operating model. It supports pilots to inform the design, including a secure system to collect client-level data, and development of a new case-management system and an online information hub for social workers.

Future of our Fisheries

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 6.222 7.325 8.231 8.700  -

This funding will upgrade and modernise the fisheries management system, to maximise the benefits of shared sustainable fisheries through the introduction of electronic monitoring of commercial fishers (IEMRS) and remove barriers to innovation.

G2G Partnerships Office - Rollover Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 2.000 2.000  -  -  -

This funding will deliver new business to New Zealand by growing commercial ventures with other governments, leveraging off respected New Zealand government and private sector knowhow.

Gang Action Plan Community-Based Pilots

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 1.750  -  -  -  -

This funding will provide for the continuation and expansion of community-based pilots through to June 2018, to build New Zealand's evidence base of effective community-driven interventions to support hard-to-reach gang members and their whānau.

Hazards Response Capability - Strategic Science Investment Fund

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation  - 3.000 4.500 6.000 6.000  -

This funding will enable enhancements to New Zealand's earthquake, tsunami and volcano monitoring and warning capability, and develop new models and tools to improve the reliability and clarity of alerts and warnings. This will include research and the development of related technologies and networks.

Health Workforce Training and Development - Additional Support

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.6 Health  - 1.919 1.919 1.919 1.919  -

This funding will enable further training and development to support the sustainability of the healthcare workforce. It will be used to pay for increased numbers of people receiving vocational medical training.

Historic and Contemporary Claims Resolution

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 3.683 3.683 3.683  -  -

This funding will support the Ministry of Social Development to meet the Government's stated priority of evaluating 250 claims of abuse for people who were under the supervision or in the care, custody or guardianship of the state or who had come to the notice of the state prior to 2008, per year by the end of 2020/21. It will also enable the ministry to work on the current backlog of claims on hand.

Housing First Expansion

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Appropriation has not yet been sought  - 1.724 3.248 4.882 6.596  -

This funding will be used to implement a Housing First approach in different regions across New Zealand. Through Housing First, people who are chronically homeless will be provided with housing (social or private) and tailored support services to address the issues underpinning their homelessness.

Housing Infrastructure Fund

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Building and Housing  - 6.500 16.000 25.500 35.500  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to administer the Housing Infrastructure Fund through an Independent Assessment Panel and meet the cost of the concessionary charge as a result of providing interest free loans to councils.

In-class Support for Students with High Learning Needs - Increasing Access

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 2.188 4.443 4.443 4.443  -

This funding is to increase in-class support for identified students with learning support needs. In-class support provides five hours of teacher aide support each week for students who have ongoing high learning needs and require additional support to achieve at school. It will increase the number of students receiving in-class support to 4,000 in the 2019 school year.

Increase in Prison Capacity

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Appropriation has not yet been sought - - - - 17.400 763.300

This funding provides additional investment in Correction's prison network to provide greater resilience in response to the rising prison population. Budget 2017 also invests a further $17.4 million operating expenditure to support this capital investment.

Increasing Police Numbers

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Police  - 45.459 78.396 108.616 136.927 19.418
Vol.7 Justice - 1.000 3.000 5.000 7.000 -
Vol.7 Courts - 1.800 5.400 10.800 17.000 -
Vol.7 Corrections - 3.300 9.770 19.220 31.700 -

This funding enables a package of policing and justice sector initiatives that will increase police staff by 1125 over the next four years and will significantly improve policing services for New Zealanders. The investment will deliver a more responsive police service, prevent crime and victimisation, resolve more crimes and more effectively target criminal gangs and organised crime.

Incredible Years for Children with High Needs

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 0.680 1.110 1.310 1.090  -

This funding will allow for the Incredible Years programmes to be delivered to parents and teachers of children aged 2-5 years on the Autism spectrum.

Individual Placement Support for Clients with Mental Health Conditions

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 0.103 1.339 1.332 1.332  -

This funding will provide 1,000 places over four years across two regions to support clients with mental health conditions to improve their mental health and find and maintain employment. Employment services will be delivered within mental health or primary care settings, avoiding the need for people to navigate multiple systems.

Industry, Treatment, and Learning Interventions - Increasing Access

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Corrections  - 2.780 4.520 5.650 5.650  -

This funding will increase prisoners' access to Industry, Treatment and Learning Interventions thereby reducing their risk of re-offending and improving broader social outcomes.

Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence - Extending the Pilot

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Justice  - 11.203 11.196  -  -  -

This funding will extend the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) pilot for a further two years. The purpose of the pilot is to trial a new cross-agency response to instances of family violence which directs victims and offenders to a range of specialised services designed to reduce re-offending and re-victimisation.

Integrated School Property Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education  - 10.000 10.000  -  -  -

This funding reflects full and final recognition for proprietors of state integrated schools for past policy changes for which they had not received property related funding.

Intensive Client Support - Extension

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.10 Social Development  - 7.200 6.100 6.200  -  -

This funding will expand the current Intensive Client Support service from 240 to 1,500 clients. This will allow the Ministry of Social Development to test whether the cost-effectiveness of the service can be improved by increasing caseload sizes, without compromising service quality. It is aimed at complex clients who first entered the benefit system prior to age 20, and are now aged 25 - 39.

International Education - Supporting Sustainable Growth

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Tertiary Education  - 1.700 1.700 1.700 1.700  -

This funding will enable Education New Zealand to continue its current level of activity in three core areas: the Regional Partnership Programme (to grow and support international education in New Zealand's regions); marketing New Zealand as a destination for quality education; and improving the international student experience.

Investing in Information and Communications Technology

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.2 Education - 0.396 0.594 0.810 0.863  -

This funding will enable the Ministry of Education to deliver its departmental information and communications technology (ICT) programme and execute its changing role in the Education Sector so that it can drive and support transformation of the Sector. Funding is required over four years, to invest in key ICT.

Investment in the Construction of Regional Irrigation Infrastructure

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  -  -  -  -  - 63.000

This funding is for Crown Irrigation Investment Limited to undertake its core function to invest in the construction of regional scale irrigation infrastructure, where it expects a return to ensure that irrigation schemes are built, to an optimal size to maximise their impact.

Investment in the Financial Markets Authority

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.1 Business, Science and Innovation - - - - - 2.250

This funding is intended to achieve an intelligence-led risk-based financial markets regulatory approach through investment in a new intelligence and knowledge system.

Irrigation Scheme Development - Grant Funding

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.9 Primary Industries and Food Safety  - 9.162 15.500 2.000  -  -

This funding will be used to provide matched grant funding to regional scale irrigation schemes, to support schemes to meet the costs of progressing through the phases of investigation and development to ultimately reach construction.

Iwi/Community Panels

Estimates Vote 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Capital
Vol.7 Police  - 2.730 2.750  -  -  -

This funding will allow the continued piloting of Iwi/Community Panels as an alternative resolution when it is not in the public interest to proceed to prosecution. Funding is for two years to further assess Panel effectiveness.

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