Estimates of appropriations

Vote Immigration - Estimates of Appropriations 2008/09 - Estimates 2008/2009

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Immigration (M38)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Labour

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR: Minister of Labour

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister of Immigration is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

Departmental appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of $2.253 million for the creation of the regulatory framework for persons who give immigration advice as part of the new immigration Advisers Authority
  • a total of $171.014 million on purchasing services to increase the capacity of New Zealand through immigration, and
  • a total of $18.122 million on purchasing services to position New Zealand as an international citizen with immigration-related interests and obligations.

Non-departmental appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of $2.577 million for the Residence Review Board (RRB), Removal Review Authority (RRA) and Refugee Status Appeals Authority (RSAA) members' salaries, fees  and allowances.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Immigration in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Immigration
  2007/08 2008/09
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Immigration Advisers Authority (M38)

Regulation of persons who give immigration advice, and facilitation of education and professional development and of public awareness by the Immigration Advisers Authority, pursuant to the functions described in section 35 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
2,305 1,814 2,253

Services to Increase the Capacity of New Zealand Through Immigration (M38)

Provision of migrant customer services that include facilitation, decision making and border risk management, response to settlement needs and community initiatives to encourage migrant participation. Provision of related advice on appropriate policy settings, research and evaluation, Ministerial services and support services for Residence Review Board and Removal Review Authority, is also funded by this appropriation.
158,277 150,754 171,014

Services to Position New Zealand as an International Citizen with Immigration-Related Interests and Obligations (M38)

Provision of refugee customer services that include selection, travel and resettlement of quota refugees and refugee status determinations and support processes for claimants. Participation in multilateral initiatives, the preparedness to respond to a humanitarian crisis, the provision of related advice on appropriate policy settings, research and evaluation, and support services for Refugee Status Appeal Authority is also funded by this appropriation.
16,553 15,856 18,122

Total Departmental Output Expenses

177,135 168,424 191,389

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

RRB, RRA and RSAA Members' Salaries and Allowances (M38)

Fees, Salaries and Allowances for Members of the Residence Review Board (RRB), the Removal Review Authority (RRA) and the Refugee Status Appeal Authority (RSAA).
2,577 2,577 2,577

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

2,577 2,577 2,577

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

179,712 171,001 193,966