Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Attorney-General - Supplementary Estimates 2015/16

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Attorney-General (M5)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Crown Law Office

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR CROWN LAW OFFICE: Attorney-General

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

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

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Legal Advice and Representation (M5)

Providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and Crown agencies.
22,365 - 22,365

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)

Providing legal advice, representation services and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions, and the provision of legal and constitutional advice to the Government, Ministers, and the judiciary.
3,328 (971) 2,357

Total Departmental Output Expenses

25,693 (971) 24,722

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law Office, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
685 (186) 499

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

685 (186) 499

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions and Appeals MCA (M5)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide for the discharge of the Solicitor-General's responsibilities in respect of the criminal law.
38,773 1,817 40,590
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions
This category is limited to conducting appeals arising from Crown prosecutions.
3,285 - 3,285
Criminal Law Advice and Services
This category is limited to the provision of advice on criminal law, mutual assistance and extradition matters to other government agencies and to Crown Solicitors.
1,488 920 2,408
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network
This category is limited to the oversight of public prosecutions and supervision of the network of Crown Solicitors who deliver prosecution services.
840 - 840
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service
This category is limited to the provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes prosecutions and appeals on behalf of the Solicitor-General.
33,160 897 34,057

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

38,773 1,817 40,590

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

65,151 660 65,811

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
Crown Law Office - Capital Injection (M5) - - -

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2015/16
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 25,693 (971) - (971) 24,722
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 685 (186) - (186) 499
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 38,773 1,817 - 1,817 40,590
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

65,151 660 - 660 65,811

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- N/A - - -

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

Providing legal advice, representation services and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions, and the provision of legal and constitutional advice to the Government, Ministers, and the judiciary.

Expenses and Revenue

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 3,328 (971) 2,357
Revenue from the Crown 2,874 (985) 1,889
Revenue from Others 454 14 468

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $971,000 to $2.357 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • a transfer of $900,000 to the MCA - Criminal Law Advice and Services to manage internal cost pressures
  • $85,000 share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-Government initiatives, and offset by
  • a one-off increase of $14,000 in third party revenue.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law Office, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

  2015/16
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 545 (138) 407
Intangibles 140 (48) 92
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

685 (186) 499

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $186,000 to $499,000 due to expenditures on computer hardware equipment being deferred from 2015/16 to 2016/17.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Crown Law Office

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2015/16
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2015/16
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2015/16
Opening Balance 3,199 3,760 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2015.
Capital Injections - -  
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - (880) Forecast reduction in memorandum account balances for 2015/16.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

3,199 2,880  

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions and Appeals (M5)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide for the discharge of the Solicitor-General's responsibilities in respect of the criminal law.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions
This category is limited to conducting appeals arising from Crown prosecutions.
Criminal Law Advice and Services
This category is limited to the provision of advice on criminal law, mutual assistance and extradition matters to other government agencies and to Crown Solicitors.
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network
This category is limited to the oversight of public prosecutions and supervision of the network of Crown Solicitors who deliver prosecution services.
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service
This category is limited to the provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes prosecutions and appeals on behalf of the Solicitor-General.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

38,773 1,817 40,590

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions 3,285 - 3,285
Criminal Law Advice and Services 1,488 920 2,408
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network 840 - 840
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service 33,160 897 34,057

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

38,773 1,797 40,570
Conduct of Criminal Appeals from Crown Prosecutions 3,285 - 3,285
Criminal Law Advice and Services 1,488 900 2,388
Oversight and Supervision of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor Network 840 - 840
Provision of a National Crown Prosecution Service 33,160 897 34,057

Revenue from Others

- 20 20
Criminal Law Advice and Services - 20 20

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.817 million to $40.590 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • a transfer of $900,000 from The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions to this appropriation in 2015/16
  • carrying over the 2014/15 surplus of $897,000 to 2015/16, and
  • an increase in forecasted revenue of $20,000 for court awarded costs arising from criminal law advice.