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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Justice - Justice Sector - Estimates 2020/21

Vote Justice

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Justice (M42), Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti (M98)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Justice

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Justice is responsible for appropriations in Vote Justice for the 2020/21 financial year covering the following:

Services provided directly by the Ministry of Justice:

  • a total of nearly $69 million on providing public defence services and the administration of legal services
  • a total of nearly $42 million on providing justice policy advice, sector leadership and public information on referendums
  • a total of nearly $34 million on the Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services, and
  • a total of just nearly $6 million on reducing family violence and sexual violence.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of over $81 million on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice.

Services purchased from other providers:

  • a total of nearly $206 million on legal aid services
  • a total of nearly $98 million on purchasing services from the Electoral Commission
  • a total of over $48 million on purchasing justice advocacy, advice and promotion services from the Human Rights Commission, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Law Commission, the Privacy Commissioner, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, the Criminal Cases Review Commission and Community Law Centres
  • a total of nearly $29 million on purchasing support for victims, protective fiduciary services and family dispute resolution services, and
  • a total of nearly $16 million on purchasing programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm.

A total of nearly $11 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown.

The Ministry of Justice expects to receive a total of over $22 million in legal aid revenue, including interest, and nearly $9 million in revenue from the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund.

The Minister for Maori Crown Relations is responsible for an appropriation in Vote Justice for 2020/21 covering:

  • a total of $11 million on providing policy advice and services to Ministers, strengthening Crown capability and supporting significant events that demonstrate and strengthen the Maori Crown relationship.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 2019/20 2020/21
Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of Legal Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the administration of community, legal and related services; and the management and collection of related debt.
29,554 29,554 29,504

Establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
911 911 40

Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of property and shared services to other agencies in Christchurch.
38,810 38,810 33,543

Public Defence Service (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service.
38,702 38,702 39,192

Public Provision of Referendum-Related Information (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of information to the public relating to referendums initiated by the government, or through a referendum statute enacted by Parliament.
3,960 3,960 3,127

Reducing Family Violence and Sexual Violence (M42)

This appropriation is limited to leading a whole-of-government approach to prevent, address and reduce family violence and sexual violence, as well as services and support to Ministers.
7,619 7,619 5,957

Sector Leadership and Support (M42)

This appropriation is limited to advice and services focused on the Ministry's leadership role in the justice sector. This covers enhancing the Ministry's coordination with other sector and Government agencies, advice and information about judicial and statutory appointments and monitoring specific crown entities.
15,428 15,428 11,203

Total Departmental Output Expenses

134,984 134,984 122,566

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure PLA (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
89,110 89,110 81,250

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

89,110 89,110 81,250

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Community Law Centres (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding programmes to support Community Law Centres.
13,260 13,260 15,307

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the funding of programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm.
15,431 15,431 15,954

Electoral Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding services relating to the administration of parliamentary elections and referenda; services relating to the maintenance of electoral rolls, including all activities required to register electors and produce electoral rolls as required by law; servicing the work of the Representation Commission; and the provision of advice, reports and public education on electoral matters.
75,518 75,518 94,215

Family Dispute Resolution Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to approved family dispute resolution services.
7,360 7,360 7,360

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the administrative costs associated with the work of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security.
1,293 1,293 1,389

Legal Aid (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.
201,698 201,698 205,674

Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of fiduciary services provided by the Public Trust as specified by statute where charges to the recipient, if any, will not meet the costs of the service.
2,627 2,627 3,617

Provision of Services from the Electoral Commission - Broadcasting PLA (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding to enable political parties to meet all or part of the cost of broadcasting election programmes. The appropriation for election broadcasting is a permanent legislative authority established under section 74 of the Broadcasting Act 1989.
- - 3,605

Services from the Criminal Cases Review Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the independent review of suspected miscarriages of justice and any secondary functions outlined in statute.
801 801 3,987

Services from the Human Rights Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to advocating and promoting respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand.
14,466 14,466 10,810

Services from the Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42)

This appropriation is limited to investigating incidents and investigating and resolving complaints against the Police, and to upholding the rights of persons in Police detention.
5,171 5,171 5,700

Services from the Law Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to advice on the review, reform and development of all aspects of the law in New Zealand.
3,993 3,993 3,993

Services from the Privacy Commissioner (M42)

This appropriation is limited to privacy issues relating to the collection and disclosure of personal information and the privacy of individuals.
5,708 5,708 7,276

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of services from the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups ("Victim Support") for the provision of services to victims of crime and trauma. This covers personalised support services (covering 24 hour emergency support and follow up support through the criminal justice system) and the administration of victim assistance schemes (covering counselling for families of homicide victims, and financial assistance to help victims).
10,717 10,717 9,544

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

358,043 358,043 388,431

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Impairment of Legal Aid Debt (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment of legal aid debt in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
9,531 9,531 9,531

Impairment of Offender Levy (M42)

This appropriation is limited to allowances for the impairment of the Offender Levy in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
689 689 689

Remuneration for the Inspector-General and the Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security PLA (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of the Inspector-General and the Deputy Inspector-General as authorised by the Intelligence and Security Act 2017, Schedule 3, clause 9(1).
644 644 644

Victims' Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.
10,066 10,066 8,499

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

20,930 20,930 19,363

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Capital Expenditure Criminal Cases Review Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to capital investment in the establishment of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
1,689 1,689 -

Total Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,689 1,689 -

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA (M42)

The single 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.
26,807 26,807 27,594

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.
20,443 20,443 21,135

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).
6,364 6,364 6,459

Maori Crown Relations MCA (M98)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the strengthening of the relationship between Maori and the Crown.
6,785 6,785 11,000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations

This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy led by other agencies) to support decision making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Maori Crown relations.
2,096 2,096 3,002

Services to Ministers

This category is limited to the provision of support, information and services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to the Maori Crown relationship.
698 698 998

Strengthening Crown Capability

This category is limited to the provision of services to strengthen Crown capability in building sustainable and productive Maori Crown relationships.
2,891 2,891 6,000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Supporting Significant Maori Events

This category is limited to providing funding for events that strengthen and display a Maori Crown relationship.
630 630 1,000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Supporting Iwi COVID-19 Responses

This category is limited to supporting iwi in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
470 470 -

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

33,592 33,592 38,594

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

638,348 638,348 650,204

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection (M42) 3,672 3,672 8,887

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000
Legal Aid - Continuing to Fund Legal Advice and Representation for People Who Need Legal Services but Cannot Afford Them

Legal Aid

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
10,096 30,889 - - -
Delivering the General Election and Referendum(s) in 2020

Electoral Services

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
27,828 12,007 - - -
Provision of Public Information for the 2020 Referendums

Public Provision of Referendum-Related Information

Departmental Output Expenses
3,508 2,740 - - -
 

Electoral Services

Non-Departmental Annual Appropriation
1,407 3,252 - - -
 

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA

452 387 - - -
  Justice Policy Advice
Departmental Output Expenses
452 387 - - -
Amendments to the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill

Capital Expenditure Criminal Cases Review

Commission

Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure
1,689 - - - -
 

Establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Departmental Output Expenses
951 - - - -
 

Services from the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
801 - - - -
Oranga Papori, Oranga Ohanga ma te Whenua Maori

Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection

Departmental Net Assets
2,107 - - - -
Operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Services from the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 3,987 3,987 3,987 3,987
Hate Speech and Discrimination

Services from the Human Rights Commission

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
3,200 - - - -
Initiatives Responding to the 15 March Terror Attacks: Additional Funding

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
2,010 - - - -
 

Victims' Services

Non-Departmental Other Expenses
4,330 - - - -
 

Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection

Departmental Net Assets
665 - - - -
Privacy Commissioner - Being an Effective Modern Privacy Regulator

Services from the Privacy Commissioner

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 1,116 1,232 1,232 1,232
Privacy Bill: Approval for Supplementary
Order Paper

Services from the Privacy Commissioner

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
738 1,190 1,190 1,190 1,190
Towards a Safe and Effective Criminal Justice
System: Initial Response to the Final Reports
and Recommendations

Public Defence Service

Departmental Output Expenses
26 226 200 - -
 

Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection

Departmental Net Assets
400 - - - -
Violence Prevention for Diverse Communities

Reducing Family Violence and Sexual Violence

Departmental Output Expenses
300 - - - -
Improved Sustainability of Community Law Centres - Personnel Costs

Community Law Centres

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 1,487 1,487 1,487 1,487
Independent Police Conduct Authority

Services from the Independent Police Conduct Authority

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 950 950 950 950
Maintaining the Capability of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 141 141 141 141
Public Trust - Continuing Fiduciary Services to Vulnerable Clients

Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 990 990 990 990
Community Law Centres - Investment in Case Management and a Clearinghouse

Community Law Centres

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 560 405 405 405
Maintaining Critical Technology to Ensure the Delivery of Justice Services

Administration of Legal Services

Departmental Output Expenses
- 381 146 149 152
 

Sector Leadership and Support

Departmental Output Expenses
- 148 57 58 59
 

Public Defence Service

Departmental Output Expenses
- 666 256 260 265
 

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA

- 193 74 76 77
  Justice Policy Advice
Departmental Output Expenses
- 193 74 76 77
Provision of Effective Victim Services for Victims of the Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 1,000 - - -
Total Initiatives   60,508 62,310 11,115 10,925 10,935

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 289,211 326,702 376,173 384,100 493,027 493,027 122,566 388,431 510,997 404,698 423,531 452,222
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 14,681 37,862 6,853 5,668 20,930 20,930 - 19,363 19,363 18,313 18,313 18,313
Capital Expenditure 204,232 136,579 93,526 87,129 90,799 90,799 81,250 - 81,250 81,250 81,250 81,250
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 21,807 24,004 27,900 32,397 33,122 33,122 37,594 1,000 38,594 34,578 33,580 33,781
Other Expenses - - - - 470 470 - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

529,931 525,147 504,452 509,294 638,348 638,348 241,410 408,794 650,204 538,839 556,674 585,566

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 36,832 30,590 28,930 26,051 32,009 32,009 N/A 31,632 31,632 31,558 31,558 31,558
Capital Receipts - - - - 200 200 N/A 200 200 200 200 200

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

36,832 30,590 28,930 26,051 32,209 32,209 N/A 31,832 31,832 31,758 31,758 31,758

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year information in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Figure 1: Vote trends in actual and budgeted expenditure by appropriation type

The Vote trends in actual and budget expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type chart is a Line chart. Sourced from Ministry of Justice.

Source: Ministry of Justice

Output Expenses

Non-departmental output expenses represent over 75% of total output expenses. Legal Aid is the largest single item in this category. Legal Aid costs have risen from $137 million in 2015/16 to budgeted costs of nearly $206 million for 2020/21, reflecting the increase in legal aid applications being granted. There are also significant fluctuations in this category for the Electoral Services that align to the triennial electoral cycle, with over $94 million budgeted for 2020/21. Additional funding has been added for the cost of referendums that will coincide with the election, the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill and the End of Life Choice Act 2019.

Departmental output expenses have also increased over the trend period. The most significant increase has been for the Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services established in 2016/17 to cover the cost of running the Justice Precinct in Christchurch. Approximately one third of this cost is recovered through tenants of the site.

The Ministry is working across agencies and towards the transformation of the justice system through the Hapaitia te Oranga Tangata - the Safe and Effective Justice Programme. In 2018/19 two new key appropriations were established - the Reducing Family Violence and Sexual Violence appropriation and the Maori Crown Relations appropriation is to support strengthening the relationship between Maori and the Crown.

Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure has reduced over the last few years, reflecting the completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct build in 2017/18 and recent investment in cell safety to remove ligature points from custodial areas.

Other Expenses

Other Expenses largely covers the actuarial calculation for the impairment of legal aid debt and entitlements and services for victims of crime. In 2017/18 a one-off cost of nearly $28 million was recognised to transfer to other governments relevant seized assets recovered under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

The largest item in non-tax revenue relates to recoveries and interest from legally aided persons.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Administration of Legal Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the administration of community, legal and related services; and the management and collection of related debt.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 29,554 29,554 29,504
Revenue from the Crown 29,110 29,110 29,271
Revenue from Others 444 444 233
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased trust in the justice system by providing responsive and accessible legal services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of legal aid applications processed

New measure New measure 80,000 - 90,000

Legal aid applications for criminal cases assessed within one working day (see Note 1)

90% 97% 90%

Legal aid applications for family cases assessed within 3 working days (see Note 1)

90% 93% 90%

Legal aid applications for civil cases assessed within 5 working days - excluding Waitangi Tribunal proceedings applications (see Note 1)

85% 90% 85%

Note 1 - Applications that are incomplete when received are excluded from this measure.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Maintaining Critical Technology to Ensure the Delivery of Justice Services 2020/21 - 381 146 149 152
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 1,039 1,039 1,039 1,039 1,039

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2017/18 732 751 788 704 504

Establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 911 911 40
Revenue from the Crown 911 911 40
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the establishment of New Zealand's Criminal Cases Review Commission.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The Criminal Cases Review Commission will be established by the date confirmed by Parliament

Achieved Achieved Achieved
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Amendments to the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill 2019/20 951 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $871,000 is due to the completion of the establishment phase of the Commission which is expected to become operational from 1 July 2020. An expense transfer of $40,000 from 2019/20 to 2020/21 was made to cover costs associated with both project closure and secretariat services to the Project Steering Committee, that has agreed to meet for a further two meetings in July and August.

Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of property and shared services to other agencies in Christchurch.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 38,810 38,810 33,543
Revenue from the Crown 25,907 25,907 20,640
Revenue from Others 12,903 12,903 12,903
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a public facility with justice and emergency services that are modern, accessible, resilient and people-centred, and provide for improved joint outcomes and service delivery.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Services meet the standards agreed with the other agencies (see Note 1)

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Note 1 - The standards agreed between the Ministry of Justice and the other agencies is set out in co-location agreements with these agencies.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 2016/17 26,357 26,703 27,066 27,538 27,538
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $5.267 million is mainly due to an expense transfer of $5.619 million from 2018/19 to 2019/20 of the operating surplus to offset operating cost pressures.

Public Defence Service (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 38,702 38,702 39,192
Revenue from the Crown 38,511 38,511 39,062
Revenue from Others 191 191 130
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve increased trust in the justice system by providing a high quality, responsive, accessible and cost effective Public Defence Service to the New Zealand public.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of hours per annum Public Defence Service provides duty lawyer supervision and duty lawyer service in courts where the Public Defence Service operates

16,000-17,000 hours 16,000-17,000 hours 16,000-17,000 hours

Average cost of PAL 1 cases (see Note 1)

<=1,200.00 $1,023.14 <=$1,200.00

Number of new cases accepted during the year

15,000-16,000 14,900 15,000-16,000

Note 1 - PAL 1 cases are the less severe charges usually heard by a judge alone. PAL is the Provider/Lawyer Approval Level of a case. Cost accounted for using criminal legal aid fixed fee rates.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Maintaining Critical Technology to Ensure the Delivery of Justice Services 2020/21 - 666 256 260 265
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2021/22 - - 753 707 655
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court - Operational Support 2019/20 2019/20 200 - - - -
Towards a Safe and Effective Criminal Justice System: Initial Response to the Final Reports and Recommendations 2019/20 26 226 200 - -
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 1,198 1,198 1,198 1,198 1198

Public Provision of Referendum-Related Information (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of information to the public relating to referendums initiated by the government, or through a referendum statute enacted by Parliament.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,960 3,960 3,127
Revenue from the Crown 3,960 3,960 3,127
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of factual and impartial public information for referendums initiated by the government, or through a referendum statute enacted by Parliament.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The public information programme for the two referendums being held alongside the General Election on 19 September 2020 is on schedule in providing factual and impartial information in line with Cabinet decisions (see Note 1)

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Note 1 - The public information programme includes sign-posting publicity in the two to three-month period immediately before the referendums, as well as the official referendum website, the development of explanatory materials and use of a contact centre.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Provision of Public Information for the 2020 Referendums 2019/20 3,508 2,740 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $833,000 is due to the phasing of the work programme leading up to the general election.

Reducing Family Violence and Sexual Violence (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to leading a whole-of-government approach to prevent, address and reduce family violence and sexual violence, as well as services and support to Ministers.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,619 7,619 5,957
Revenue from the Crown 7,619 7,619 5,957
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve coordinated, efficient and effective efforts to reduce family violence and sexual violence.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The satisfaction of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence issues) with the quality of support and advice provided by the Joint Venture, supported by the Joint Venture Business Unit

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

The satisfaction of the Joint Venture of the Social Wellbeing Board (Family Violence and Sexual Violence) with the advice and support provided by the Joint Venture Business Unit

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Violence Prevention for Diverse Communities 2019/20 300 - - - -
Supporting the Leadership, Governance and Accountability of the Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture 2019/20 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Integrated Community Responses 2019/20 284 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $1.662 million is mainly due to:

  • an expense transfer of $1.040 million from 2018/19 to 2019/20 to reflect the timing of expenditure for the formulation and establishment of the Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture, and the completion of the ICT prototype for multi-agency family violence information sharing, safety planning and service referral, and
  • an expense transfer of $450,000 from 2018/19 to 2019/20 for the workforce capability plan for agencies that come into contact with victims, perpetrators and children affected by violence.

Sector Leadership and Support (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to advice and services focused on the Ministry's leadership role in the justice sector. This covers enhancing the Ministry's coordination with other sector and Government agencies, advice and information about judicial and statutory appointments and monitoring specific crown entities.
Expenses and Revenue
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,428 15,428 11,203
Revenue from the Crown 14,772 14,772 11,074
Revenue from Others 656 656 129
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a coordinated, efficient and effective justice sector, which delivers joined-up justice services.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice and Associate Minister of Justice with the quality of support and advice provided by the Ministry in relation to its management of Crown entities and agencies

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

The satisfaction of the Justice Sector Leadership Board with the leadership, advice and support provided by the Ministry

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

An annual prison population projection report is published on the Ministry of Justice website (see Note 1)

Published by 31 March 2020 Published by 31 March 2020 Published by 31 March 2021

The satisfaction of the Chief Victims Advisor with the advice and support provided by the Ministry

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice with the quality of support, advice and sector leadership for the strategic reform of the justice system

New measure New measure At least 8/10

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice with the quality of support, advice, investment and management of contestable funds across the justice sector

New measure New measure At least 8/10

Publish at least two annual reports based on findings from the New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey and at least one evaluation report to provide a comprehensive picture on the justice system and victim experience in New Zealand (see Note 1)

New measure New measure Achieved

Produce and publish every six months - crime and justice Tier 1 statistics (see Note 1)

New measure New measure Achieved

Number of formal relationships developed and progressed with iwi and Maori organisations to progress specific partnership opportunities agreed with those organisations

New measure New measure At least 8

Note 1 - To enable planning and policy decision-making across the justice sector.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Maintaining Critical Technology to Ensure the Delivery of Justice Services 2020/21 - 148 57 58 59
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 520 520 520 520 520
Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending Initiative to be Led by Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 (353) (355) (355) (355) (355)

Previous Government

           
Burglary Prevention and Reduction Services 2017/18 298 300 300 300 300
Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending 2017/18 353 355 355 355 355
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $4.225 million is mainly due to:

  • one-off funding of $2.620 million in 2019/20 from the Effective Justice Fund tagged contingency to sustain and broaden the public conversation on criminal justice reform through the Hapaitia te Oranga Tangata - the Safe and Effective Justice Programme
  • one-off funding of $1.025 million in 2019/20 from the Effective Justice Fund tagged contingency for the completion of the Engagement and Advisory workstreams within the Hapaitia te Oranga Tangata - the Safe and Effective Justice Programme, and
  • an expense transfer of $800,000 from 2018/19 to 2019/20 for Hapaitia te Oranga Tangata - the Safe and Effective Justice programme, due to the timing of the external advisory group's final report.

This was partially offset by:

  • an increase of $148,000 for maintaining critical technology to ensure the delivery of Justice services.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure PLA (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Capital Expenditure
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 58,039 58,039 54,250
Intangibles 31,071 31,071 27,000
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

89,110 89,110 81,250
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient management of the Ministry of Justice's assets in support of the provision of the Ministry's outputs.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Expenditure is in accordance with the Ministry's investment plan.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $7.860 million is primarily due to funding in 2019/20 for the Whenua Maori project. This was primarily for computer software to support Maori Land Court processes, as part of the joint project lead by Te Puni Kokiri.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Ministry of Justice
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2019/20
Estimated Actual
$000
2020/21
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2020/21
Opening Balance 1,384,023 1,362,397  
Capital Injections 3,672 8,887 In 2020/21 $3.875 million related to an increase in the number of District Court Judges and $5.012 million to improve the justice response to sexual violence victims.
Capital Withdrawals (25,261) - Return of land proceeds under sale and lease-back arrangements related to Treaty Settlements in 2019/20.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (37) 63 Projected net (deficit)/surplus for memorandum accounts for the year.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

1,362,397 1,371,347  

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Community Law Centres (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to funding programmes to support Community Law Centres.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 13,260 13,260 15,307
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve responsive, accessible and cost effective community legal services for people who lack sufficient means to pay for legal services and, where possible, to prevent problems from escalating to the courts and other parts of the justice system.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of individual clients assisted with legal advice, assistance and representation

46,000-51,000 45,500 30,000-35,000 (see Note 1)

Percentage of casework clients who report that the service helped them understand their options

90% 99% 90%

Number of participants in law-related education sessions (see Note 1)

30,000-35,000 30,000 20,000-25,000 (see Note 1)

Percentage of law-related education sessions delivered to local Maori, ropu, hapu and iwi and community groups or providers who aim to support and develop Maori

45% 48% 45%

Note 1 - The Standard was updated to align with the service level agreement with the service provider.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Justice in a report appended to the Ministry of Justice's Annual Report.

Service Providers

Services will be delivered by Community Law Centres.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Improved Sustainability of Community Law Centres - Personnel Costs 2020/21 - 1,487 1,487 1,487 1,487
Community Law Centres - Investment in Case Management and a Clearinghouse 2020/21 - 560 405 405 405
Free Community Legal Services - Continuing to Help Improve Access to Justice 2018/19 2,180 2,180 2,180 2,180 2,180
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $2.047 million is due to:

  • an increase of $1.487 million to improve sustainability of Community Law Centres through salary adjustments for staff, and
  • an increase of $560,000 for a new case management system and a pro-bono clearinghouse to address unmet legal needs and improve access to justice for vulnerable New Zealanders.

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the funding of programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,431 15,431 15,954
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in crime, victimisation and harm by the delivery of programmes that focus on increasing community safety and reducing crime.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of Harmful Digital Communication complaints resolved by the approved agency

65% 63% 65%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Justice in a report appended to the Ministry of Justice's Annual Report.

Service Providers
Provider 2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Estimated Actual
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Organisations

       
Restorative Justice Providers 9,356 9,356 9,519 TBC
Community Safety Programmes 6,075 6,075 6,435 30 June 2021
Total 15,431 15,431 15,954  
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Oho Ake - Expanding the Programme to Prevent Offending by Tamariki and Rangatahi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty 2019/20 250 250 250 250 250
Burglary Prevention and Hardening Services - Transfer to Police and Corrections 2018/19 (9,528) (13,252) (13,252) (13,252) (13,252)
Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending - Initiative to be Led by Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 (3,729) (4,972) (4,972) (4,972) (4,972)

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2018/19 2,456 2,479 2,501 2,509 2,509
Burglary Prevention and Hardening Services 2017/18 9,528 13,252 13,252 13,252 13,252
Youth Offending-Services to Reduce Offending 2017/18 3,729 4,972 4,972 4,972 4,972
Implementation of the Legislation - Harmful Digital Communications Act 2016/17 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900

Electoral Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to funding services relating to the administration of parliamentary elections and referenda; services relating to the maintenance of electoral rolls, including all activities required to register electors and produce electoral rolls as required by law; servicing the work of the Representation Commission; and the provision of advice, reports and public education on electoral matters.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 75,518 75,518 94,215
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient running of New Zealand's elections and referenda.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard
More people take part in the electoral process
     

Number of people enrolled (daily average for the period)

3.24 million 3.25 million 3.41 million

Number of 18-24 year olds enrolled (daily average for the period)

0.270 million 0.277 million 0.325 million

Percentage of enrolment transactions that are conducted digitally

15% >15% 35%

Percentage of advisory opinions issued within 5 working days

95% 95% 95%
People have trust and confidence in our electoral system
     

Key General Election 2020 milestones achieved

New measure New measure Achieved

Adherence to the Commission's quality assurance practices around the integrity of the roll

New measure New measure Achieved
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Electoral Commission in the Commission's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Provision of Public Information for the 2020 Referendums 2019/20 1,407 3,252 - - -
Delivering the General Election and Referendum(s) in 2020 2019/20 27,828 12,007 - -  
Ensuring the Stable Delivery of New Zealand's Parliamentary Electoral System and Providing Enrolment Services on Election Day 2019/20 15,548 36,279 8,249 15,548 48,487
Referendum on the Legalisation of Cannabis 2019/20 3,138 10,301 - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $18.697 million is due to:

  • an increase of $7.163 million for 2020/21 to ensure successful delivery of a referendum on the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill
  • an increase of $4.910 million for the delivery of the 2020 General Elections
  • the rollout of $4.779 million for the variable baseline for general election expenses which occurs every three years, and
  • an increase of $1.845 million for 2020/21 for the provision of information to the public relating to the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill referendum and the End of Life Choice Act referendum.

Family Dispute Resolution Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to approved family dispute resolution services.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,360 7,360 7,360
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve responsive, accessible and cost-effective support and services for separating families, and where possible, to prevent problems from escalating in the courts.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of participants completing Parenting Through Separation

4,800-5,200 4,800 4,800-5,200

Percentage of Family Dispute Resolution participants reaching an agreement on completion of mediation (includes partial and full)

80% 77%-79% 80%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Justice in a report appended to the Ministry of Justice's Annual Report.

Service Providers

Services will be delivered by Family Dispute Resolution Services providers.

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the administrative costs associated with the work of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,293 1,293 1,389
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient running of the administration associated with the work of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Maintaining the Capability of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 2020/21 - 141 141 141 141
Maintaining the Capability of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 2019/20 351 351 351 351 351

Legal Aid (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 201,698 201,698 205,674
Components of the Appropriation
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Legal Aid - criminal cases 112,892 112,892 115,465
Legal Aid - family cases 51,525 51,525 52,928
Legal Aid - Waitangi cases 17,163 17,163 17,163
Duty solicitors and police detention legal assistance 13,883 13,883 13,883
Legal Aid - civil cases 6,235 6,235 6,235
Total 201,698 201,698 205,674
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve responsive and accessible services by ensuring that people who need legal services and cannot pay for them are able to access legal advice and representation.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of legal aid cases granted (excluding the Public Defence Service)

New measure New Measure 61,000 - 67,000
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Justice in a report appended to the Ministry of Justice's Annual Report.

Service Providers

Services will be delivered by approved Legal Aid Service Providers.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Specialist Responses to Strangulation 2020/21 - 1,600 1,600 1,600 1,600
Legal Aid - Continuing to Fund Legal Advice and Representation for People Who Need Legal Services but Cannot Afford Them 2019/20 10,096 30,889 - - -
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2021/22 - - 2,555 2,295 2,114
Ensuring the Sustainability of the District Court by Appointing Additional District Court Judges 2019/20 2,225 2,225 2,225 2,225 2,225
Legal Aid Continuing to Fund Legal Advice and Representation for People Who Need Legal Services but Cannot Afford Them 2018/19 21,820 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2018/19 6,171 7,574 8,883 9,261 9,261
Investing in Policing- Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities 2017/18 5,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000
Funding for Increasing Eligibility for Civil Legal Aid 2016/17 5,753 5,753 5,753 5,753 5,753
Funding Received to Enable the Revision of Criminal Fee Schedules 2016/17 4,920 4,920 4,920 4,920 4,920
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $3.976 million is mainly due to:

  • an increase of $2 million for the Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities - Investing in Policing initiative, and
  • an increase of $1.600 million related to prosecutions for non-fatal strangulation cases.

Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase of fiduciary services provided by the Public Trust as specified by statute where charges to the recipient, if any, will not meet the costs of the service.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,627 2,627 3,617
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient and effective provision of fiduciary services by the Public Trust as specified by statute, by providing funding to deliver services where charges to the recipient, if any, will not meet the cost of the service being provided.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Hours to manage and advise individuals under the Protection of Personal Property Rights Act

7,500 7,500 7,500

Hours to manage and advise on small estates and trusts

4,400 4,400 4,400
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Public Trust in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Public Trust - Continuing Fiduciary Services to Vulnerable Clients 2020/21 - 990 990 990 990
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $990,000 is to maintain obligations to vulnerable clients referred by the courts under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.

Provision of Services from the Electoral Commission - Broadcasting PLA (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to funding to enable political parties to meet all or part of the cost of broadcasting election programmes. The appropriation for election broadcasting is a permanent legislative authority established under section 74 of the Broadcasting Act 1989.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 3,605
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of broadcasting of election programmes by political parties under the Broadcasting Act 1989.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the PFA, as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $3.605 million is due to triennial funding provided in an election year to cover the cost of political party election broadcasting campaigns.

Services from the Criminal Cases Review Commission (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the independent review of suspected miscarriages of justice and any secondary functions outlined in statute.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 801 801 3,987
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

The appropriation is intended to achieve the operation of the independent review of suspected miscarriages of justice and any secondary functions outlined in the statute.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission 2020/21 - 3,987 3,987 3,987 3,987
Amendments to the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill 2019/20 801 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $3.186 million is mainly due to additional funding of $3.987 million for the ongoing operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Services from the Human Rights Commission (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to advocating and promoting respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 14,466 14,466 10,810
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient and effective advocacy and promotion of human rights in New Zealand by the Human Rights Commission.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard
Human rights education, promotion, and advocacy programmes that are delivered effectively
     

The number of downloads and access to Commission digital information

7% increase to baseline 17% increase to baseline (see Note 1) 7% increase to baseline (see Note 1)
Legal interventions in courts and tribunals promote human rights
     

The Commission participates as an intervener in a minimum 2 legal cases per year

New measure New measure At least 2 legal cases per year
Human rights enquiries and complaints received are advanced and concluded within the agreed timeframes
     

Responsive and timely resolution of enquiries and complaints as measured by the percentage of complaints of unlawful discrimination closed within one year

80% 90% 80%

Customer satisfaction with the mediation process

75% 78% 75%
Applications for legal representation under the Human Rights Act 1993 and referrals received under the Privacy Act 1993, and associated litigations are progressed within the agreed timeframes and in accordance with expected professional legal standards
     

Percentage of applications decided within four months of receipt of the section 82 material from the Human Rights Commission, where applicable

New measure New measure 80%

Note 1 - Baseline is 12,000.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Human Rights Commission in the Commission's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Restoring the Human Rights Commission's Ability to Respond to Human Rights Issues 2019/20 1,700 1,414 1,899 1,933 1,933
Hate Speech and Discrimination 2019/20 3,200 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $3.656 million is mainly due to a fiscally neutral adjustment of $3.200 million in 2019/20 from the Vote Courts District Court Part-time or Acting Judges' Salaries and Allowance appropriation to undertake work on hate speech and discrimination, and for the second phase of the 'Give Nothing to Racism' campaign.

Services from the Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to investigating incidents and investigating and resolving complaints against the Police, and to upholding the rights of persons in Police detention.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,171 5,171 5,700
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient and effective provision of services by the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard
Independent, high quality and timely investigations and reviews
     

Reviews of category B cases will be completed by the Authority within 28 days of receiving the file or final report from the Police

90% 40% 90%

Independent investigations carried out by the IPCA will be concluded as soon as practicable, within 12 months

90% 30% 90%

Independent investigations carried out by the IPCA will be concluded as soon as practicable, within 24 months

99% 90% 99%
Make recommendations for improved Police conduct, policies, practices and procedures, and monitor acceptance and implementation of those recommendations
     

All systemic issues identified by the IPCA relating to police practices, policies and procedures are raised and discussed with Police, and appropriate recommendations made where required, before the closure of the case

100% 100% 100%
Monitor places of Police detention
     

All systemic custodial management issues in Category A and Category B cases are raised and discussed with the Police prior to the completion of the relevant review or independent investigation

100% 100% 100%

Reviews of Police audits of District Custodial Management files, being conducted bi-monthly according to a programme agreed with Police are completed within 60 days

100% 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Independent Police Conduct Authority in the Authority's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Independent Police Conduct Authority 2020/21 - 950 950 950 950
Independent Police Conduct Authority - Additional Investment 2018/19 560 639 686 686 686
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $529,000 is mainly due to an increase of $950,000 to enable the authority to consider more online comments made on the Police's "Expression of Dissatisfaction" on-line form, and through the "Praise and Complaint" process that are being notified to the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

This was partially offset by a fiscally neutral adjustment of $500,000 in 2019/20 from the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes appropriation to address cost pressures.

Services from the Law Commission (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to advice on the review, reform and development of all aspects of the law in New Zealand.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,993 3,993 3,993
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient and effective provision of advice by the Law Commission.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

The Commission is undertaking a review of its performance measures for the Statement of Intent and the Statement of Performance Expectations for completion by 30 June 2020. Performance measures will be added through the Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations 2020/21.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Law Commission in the Commission's Annual Report.

Services from the Privacy Commissioner (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to privacy issues relating to the collection and disclosure of personal information and the privacy of individuals.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,708 5,708 7,276
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the efficient and effective provision of services by the Privacy Commissioner.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard
Guidance, education and awareness
     

Public enquiries received and answered

8,000 8,500 8,500

Respond to all enquiries within 2 working days

95% 95% 95%

Media enquiries received and answered

New measure New measure 250

Number of people completing education modules on the online system

New measure New measure 5,000

Presentations at conferences and seminars

New measure New measure 90
Policy and Research
     

The percentage of externally reviewed policy, information sharing and information matching files that are rated as 3.5 out of 5 or better for quality

85% 85% 85%
Compliance
     

Number of complaints received

800 740 800

The percentage of complaints files closed by settlement between the parties

40% 65% 40%

The percentage of externally reviewed complaints investigations that rate as 3.5 out of 5 or better for quality

85% 85% 85%

Percentage of open files greater than 6 months old at year end

10% 10% 10%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Privacy Commissioner in the Commissioner's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Privacy Commissioner - Being an Effective Modern Privacy Regulator 2020/21 - 1,116 1,232 1,232 1,232
Privacy Bill: Approval for Supplementary Order Paper 2019/20 738 1,190 1,190 1,190 1,190
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $1.568 million is due to:

  • an increase of $1.116 million for the Privacy Commission to meet new components of the Privacy Act 2019, and
  • an increase of $452,000 to provide for the implementation of the new Privacy Act.

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the purchase of services from the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups ("Victim Support") for the provision of services to victims of crime and trauma. This covers personalised support services (covering 24 hour emergency support and follow up support through the criminal justice system) and the administration of victim assistance schemes (covering counselling for families of homicide victims, and financial assistance to help victims).
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,717 10,717 9,544
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in victimisation and harm by supporting victims of crime.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Total number of victims supported

22,000-28,000 28,000 22,000-28,000

Percentage of victims of serious crime who reported a positive difference in one or more pre-determined impact (see Note 1)

90% 92% 90%

Percentage of victims rating the support provided by Victim Support as being either 'helpful' or 'very helpful'

90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - the pre-determined impacts are 'felt listened to', 'less stressed', 'more in control' and 'more confident'.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Justice in a report appended to the Ministry of Justice's Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Provision of Effective Victim Services for Victims of the Christchurch Mosque Attacks 2020/21 - 1,000 - - -
Initiatives Responding to the 15 March Terror Attacks: Additional Funding 2019/20 2,010 - - - -
Wraparound Support for Victims of Serious Crime - Ensuring Safe and Effective Justice and Improved Mental Health Outcomes 2019/20 1,087 1,713 1,713 1,713 1,713
Victim Support Services - Additional Investment 2018/19 2,327 2,512 2,512 2,512 2,512
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $1.173 is mainly due to a decrease of $1.010 million for services and grants provided by Victim Support resulting from increased demand following the Christchurch terror attacks.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Impairment of Legal Aid Debt (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the impairment of legal aid debt in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,531 9,531 9,531
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve efficient management of Crown assets by providing for the expense involved in the impairment of legal aid debt.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for the impairment of legal aid debt. Performance information relating to what is intended to be achieved with this expenditure is provided under the Administration of Legal Services and Legal Aid appropriations.

Impairment of Offender Levy (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to allowances for the impairment of the Offender Levy in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 689 689 689
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve efficient management of Crown assets by providing for the expense involved in the impairment of the offender levy.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for the impairment of the Offender Levy. Performance information relating to what is intended to be achieved with this expenditure is provided under the Vote Courts: Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services multi-category appropriation, specifically the Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services category.

Remuneration for the Inspector-General and the Deputy Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security PLA (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of the Inspector-General and the Deputy Inspector-General as authorised by the Intelligence and Security Act 2017, Schedule 3, clause 9(1).
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 644 644 644
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

The purpose of this appropriation is to meet the remuneration and allowances of the Inspector-General and the Deputy Inspector-General as determined by the Remuneration Authority.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for remuneration, allowances and expenses of the Inspector General as authorised by clause 9 of Schedule 3 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017.

Victims' Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.
Expenses
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,066 10,066 8,499
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in victimisation and harm by providing funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of victims who received grants

2,500-3,500 3,800 2,500-3,500

Number of high-risk primary victims of family violence who have received a National Home Safety Service home safety upgrade

400 400 400

Percentage of National Home Safety Service clients reporting no further family violence at home at the point of service conclusion

85% 85% 85%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister of Justice in a report appended to the Ministry of Justice's Annual Report.

Service Providers
Provider 2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Estimated Actual
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Organisations

       
New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups ("Victim Support") 8,971 8,971 TBC TBC
National Home Safety Service (National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges) 1,992 1,992 TBC TBC
Accident Compensation Corporation 190 190 190 30 June 2021
Skylight Trust 113 113 TBC TBC
Total 11,266 11,266    
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Initiatives Responding to the 15 March Terror Attacks: Additional Funding 2019/20 4,330 - - - -
Whanau Protect - National Home Safety Service 2018/19 1,992 1,842 1,992 1,992 1,992
Victim Support Services - Additional Investment 2018/19 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $1.567 million is mainly due to:

  • one-off funding of $4.330 million in 2019/20 for services and grants provided by Victim Support resulting from increased demand following the Christchurch terror attacks.

This is partially offset by:

  • an expense transfer of $1.200 million from 2019/20 to 2020/21 of unspent funding for Victims Services, and
  • an increase of $626,000 in 2020/21 for the expansion of Homicide Caseworker Services.

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 single 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
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

26,807 26,807 27,594

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Justice Policy Advice 20,443 20,443 21,135
Legal and Ministerial Services 6,364 6,364 6,459

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

26,135 26,135 27,159
Justice Policy Advice 19,922 19,922 20,798
Legal and Ministerial Services 6,213 6,213 6,361

Revenue from Others

672 672 435
Justice Policy Advice 521 521 337
Legal and Ministerial Services 151 151 98
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve efficient and effective policy advice, legal and ministerial services to support Ministers in discharging their portfolio responsibilities.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice, the Minister for Courts, the Associate Minister of Justice, the Associate Minister for Courts, and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence issues) with policy advice and related services, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 4/5 4/5 At least 4/5
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Justice Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to achieve efficient and effective services to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters

     

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 4/5 4/5 At least 4/5

Quality of policy advice papers

     

An average score for policy advice papers that are assessed (see Note 1)

3.5/5 3.5/5 3.5/5

Percentage of policy advice papers that are assessed score 3 or higher out of 5 (see Note 1)

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of policy advice papers that are assessed score 4 or higher out of 5 (see Note 1)

40% 40% 40%

Percentage of policy advice papers that are assessed score 2.5 or less out of 5 (see Note 1)

<20% <20% <20%

Legal and Ministerial Services

     

This category is intended to achieve efficient and effective services to support decision-making by Ministers on legal and ministerial matters, in discharging their portfolio responsibilities

     

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice with the quality of legal advice, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice, the Minister for Courts, the Associate Minister of Justice, the Associate Minister for Courts and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence issues) with ministerial services, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

Note 1 - This indicator provides a standardised score for technical quality reviews of policy advice, which are undertaken by a third-party assessor. The review may include an assessment of clarity, accuracy, analytical rigour, fitness for purpose, and relevance.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Justice Policy Advice

           

Current Government

           
Maintaining Critical Technology to Ensure the Delivery of Justice Services 2020/21 - 193 74 76 77
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2020/21 - 150 - - -
Provision of Public Information for the 2020 Referendums 2019/20 452 387 - - -
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 922 922 922 922 922

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2017/18 - 150 150 150 150

Legal and Ministerial Services

           

Current Government

           
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 325 325 325 325 325

Previous Government

           
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism - Phase II 2017/18 430 250 250 250 250
Statutory Administrative Scheme to Expunge Historical Homosexual Convictions 2017/18 200 200 200 - -

Maori Crown Relations (M98)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the strengthening of the relationship between Maori and the Crown.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations
This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy led by other agencies) to support decision making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Maori Crown relations.

Services to Ministers
This category is limited to the provision of support, information and services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to the Maori Crown relationship.

Strengthening Crown Capability
This category is limited to the provision of services to strengthen Crown capability in building sustainable and productive Maori Crown relationships.

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
Supporting Significant Maori Events
This category is limited to providing funding for events that strengthen and display a Maori Crown relationship.
Non-Departmental Other Expenses
Supporting Iwi COVID-19 Responses
This category is limited to supporting iwi in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

6,785 6,785 11,000

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations 2,096 2,096 3,002
Services to Ministers 698 698 998
Strengthening Crown Capability 2,891 2,891 6,000

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Supporting Significant Maori Events 630 630 1,000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     
Supporting Iwi COVID-19 Responses 470 470 -

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

5,685 5,685 10,000
Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations 2,096 2,096 3,002
Services to Ministers 698 698 998
Strengthening Crown Capability 2,891 2,891 6,000
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve strong, ongoing and effective relationships between Maori and the Crown.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard
How performance will be assessed for the MCA as a whole
     

The satisfaction of the Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti and the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations with the strengthening of the relationship between Maori and the Crown, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
Assessment of Performance 2019/20 2020/21
Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations

     

The satisfaction of the Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 4/5 4/5 At least 4/5

Quality of policy advice papers

     

An average score for policy advice papers that are assessed (see Note 1)

3.5/5 3.5/5 3.5/5

Percentage of policy advice papers that are assessed score 3 or higher out of 5 (see Note 1)

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of policy advice papers that are assessed score 4 or higher out of 5 (see Note 1)

40% 40% 40%

Percentage of policy advice papers that are assessed score 2.5 or less out of 5 (see Note 1)

<20% <20% <20%

Services to Ministers

     

This category is intended to achieve efficient and effective services to support decision-making by Ministers on ministerial matters, in discharging their portfolio responsibilities

     

The satisfaction of the Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti with ministerial services, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 8/10 8/10 At least 8/10

Strengthening Crown Capability

     

This category is intended to support the Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti in helping government to better engage with Maori on matters of importance by lifting capability across the public sector

     

Number of engagement processes advised on

50 50 50

Number of agencies signing up to capability plans

New measure New measure 15

Number of people signed up to use Te Haeata (see Note 1)

New measure New measure 700

Number of legislated settlements published on Te Haeata

New measure New measure 100%

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Supporting Significant Maori Events

     

This category is intended to provide support for a small number of large events that demonstrate and strengthen the Maori Crown relationship

     

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as annual expenditure under this category for Non-Departmental output expenses is less than $5 million

     

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Supporting Iwi COVID-19 Responses

     

This category is intended to provide support to iwi in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

     

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as annual expenditure under this category for Non-Departmental output expenses is less than $5 million

     

Note 1 - This indicator provides a standardised score for technical quality reviews of policy advice, which are undertaken by a third party assessor. The review may include an assessment of clarity, accuracy, analytical rigour, fitness for purpose, and relevance.

Note 2 - Te Haeata - the Settlement Portal, is an online record of Treaty settlement commitments, to help agencies and settled groups to search for and manage settlement commitments.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Justice in its Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2019/20
Final Budgeted
$000
2020/21
Budget
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
2023/24
Estimated
$000

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations

           

Current Government

           
Supporting the Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Portfolio 2019/20 1,650 2,550 2,550 2,250 2,250
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 25 25 25 25 25

Services to Ministers

           

Current Government

           
Supporting the Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Portfolio 2019/20 550 850 850 750 750
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 8 8 8 8 8

Strengthening Crown Capability

           

Current Government

           
Supporting the Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Portfolio 2019/20 3,300 5,100 5,100 4,500 4,500
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 50 50 50 50 50

Supporting Significant Maori Events

           

Current Government

           
Nga Kaupapa Matua - Supporting and Celebrating Te Ao Maori Significant Events 2019/20 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2020/21 of $4.215 million is mainly due to:

  • an increase of $3 million to strengthen the Crown's capability to engage meaningfully with Maori through the Office for Maori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti, and
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $1.200 million in 2019/20 to Vote Maori Development to support the COVID-19 Maori Response Package.
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 20 October 2020