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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Justice - Justice Sector - Estimates 2018/2019

Vote Justice

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Justice (M42)

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 2018/19 financial year covering the following:

Services provided directly by the Ministry of Justice:

  • a total of nearly $30 million on the administration of legal services
  • a total of over $26 million on the Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services
  • a total of over $33 million on providing public defence services
  • a total of nearly $10 million on providing sector leadership and support
  • a total of over $21 million on providing justice policy advice, and
  • a total of over $8 million on legal and ministerial services.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of nearly $77 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 over $178 million on legal aid services and Community Law Centre funding
  • a total of over $13 million on purchasing programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm
  • a total of over $24 million on purchasing services from the Electoral Commission
  • a total of over $24 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 and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, and
  • a total of nearly $18 million on purchasing support for victims, protective fiduciary services and family dispute resolution services.

A total of over $16 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.

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

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2017/18 2018/19
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of Legal Services (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the administration of community, legal and related services; and the management and collection of related debt.
30,129 30,129 29,513

Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of property and shared services to other agencies in Christchurch.
21,314 21,314 26,162

Public Defence Service (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service.
34,405 34,405 33,329

Sector Leadership and Support (M42) (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.
11,036 11,036 9,418

Total Departmental Output Expenses

96,884 96,884 98,422

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure PLA (M42) 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.
119,132 119,132 76,735

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

119,132 119,132 76,735

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Community Law Centres (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding programmes to support Community Law Centres.
10,970 10,970 13,150

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the funding of programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm.
15,469 15,469 13,491

Electoral Services (M42) (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.
57,749 57,749 24,200

Family Dispute Resolution Services (M42) (M42)

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

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the administrative costs associated with the work of the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security.
897 897 897

Legal Aid (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.
161,670 161,670 165,074

Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42) (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 2,627

Services from the Human Rights Commission (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to advocating and promoting respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand.
9,696 9,696 9,396

Services from the Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42) (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.
4,111 4,111 4,892

Services from the Law Commission (M42) (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) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to privacy issues relating to the collection and disclosure of personal information and the privacy of individuals.
4,970 4,970 4,970

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42) (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).
6,032 6,032 7,648

Provision of Services from the Electoral Commission - Broadcasting PLA (M42) 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 3,605 -

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

289,149 289,149 257,698

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Impairment of Legal Aid Debt (M42) (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) (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) 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).
427 427 570

Victims' Services (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.
4,688 4,688 5,698

Compensation for Wrongly Convicted Individuals (M42) (M42)

This appropriation is limited to compensation or ex gratia payments for persons wrongly convicted and imprisoned.
1,562 1,562 -

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

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration, allowances and expenses of the Inspector-General as authorised by section 8 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.
143 143 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

17,040 17,040 16,488

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA (M42) MCA (M42)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
28,918 28,918 29,646

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.
21,663 21,663 21,373

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).
7,255 7,255 8,273

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

28,918 28,918 29,646

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

551,123 551,123 478,989

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection (M42) - - -

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2020 General Election

Electoral Services

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 6,049 - - -
Community Law Centres - Increased Investment

Community Law Centres

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 2,180 - - -
Whanau Protect - National Home Safety Service

Victims' Services

Non-Departmental Other Expenses
1,842  1,992  1,842  1,992 
Victim Support Services - Additional Investment

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
1,619  2,327  2,512  2,512 
 

Victims' Services

Non-Departmental Other Expenses
600  1,300  1,300  1,300 
Family and Sexual Violence Central Agent

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA

Departmental Output ExpensesJustice Policy Advice
- 2,000 - - -
Funding new Crown/Maori relations portfolio

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA

Departmental Output Expenses
1,260 3,050 - - -
  Justice Policy Advice 1,260 2,684 - - -
  Legal and Ministerial Services - 366 - - -
Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) - Additional Investment

Services from the Independent Police Conduct Authority

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 781 560 639 686
Total Initiatives   1,260 18,118 6,179 6,293 686

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22
  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 270,589 296,269 289,211 326,702 386,033 386,033 98,422 257,698 356,120 363,318 374,774 356,109
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 17,144 10,290 14,681 37,862 17,040 17,040 - 16,488 16,488 16,639 16,489 16,639
Capital Expenditure 91,236 112,639 204,232 136,579 119,132 119,132 76,735 - 76,735 64,344 47,759 43,232
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 20,815 19,270 21,807 24,004 28,918 28,918 29,646 - 29,646 22,612 22,659 22,509
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

399,784 438,468 529,931 525,147 551,123 551,123 204,803 274,186 478,989 466,913 461,681 438,489

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 40,559 34,215 36,832 30,590 31,841 31,841 N/A 32,009 32,009 32,009 31,632 31,558
Capital Receipts - - - - 200 200 N/A 200 200 200 200 200

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

40,559 34,215 36,832 30,590 32,041 32,041 N/A 32,209 32,209 32,209 31,832 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 Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Output Expenses

Departmental output expenses (including the multi-category appropriation for Justice Policy Advice and Related Services) have decreased in 2018/19 as a number of initiatives were completed in the 2017/18 year. In addition, funding received through Budget 2017 to extend the Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence pilot for 2017/18 and 2018/19 has been transferred to Vote Police as the outputs are more closely aligned to that Vote.

The Ministry continues to manage cost pressures through productivity and efficiency savings, as well as reprioritising funding where appropriate.

Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure is forecast to decrease from $119 million for 2017/18 to $77 million for 2018/19. This decrease is mainly due to the completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct build in 2017/18.

Non-departmental Output Expenses

Non-departmental output expenses are forecast to decrease from $290 million for 2017/18 to $258 million for 2018/19. This decrease is mainly due to funding received in 2017/18 to enable the Electoral Commission to conduct the 2017 General Election and the 2018 Maori Electoral Option. The funding for Electoral Services varies according to the approved variable baselines for general election expenses.

Non-departmental Other Expenses

The decrease in non-departmental other expenses of nearly $1 million in 2018/19, is mainly due to funding for a number of appropriations returning to baseline. This is forecasted to remain reasonably constant in the out years.

Vote trends in actual expenses and capital
Source: Ministry of Justice

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
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 30,129 30,129 29,513
Revenue from the Crown 30,034 30,034 29,424
Revenue from Others 95 95 89
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 (excluding the Public Defence Service).

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Legal Aid debt recovered as a percentage of debt book

13% 14% 13%

Number of new criminal legal aid applications administered

63,000-69,000 65,000 63,000-69,000

Number of new family legal aid applications administered

18,000-22,000 19,000 18,000-22,000

Number of new civil legal aid applications administered

New measure New measure 1,600-2,000

Legal aid applications for criminal cases assessed within one working day

93% 90% 93%

Legal aid applications for family cases assessed within three working days

New measure New measure 75%

Legal aid applications for civil cases assessed within five working days (excluding Waitangi Tribunal proceedings applications)

New measure New measure 75%
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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Review of family violence legislation 2017/18 300 647 732 751  
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (41) (30) (30) (30) (30)
Managing the Ministry of Justice high priority initiatives 2015/16 148 148 148 148 148
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $616,000 for 2018/19 is mainly due to an increase of $510,000 for 2017/18 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 21,314 21,314 26,162
Revenue from the Crown 11,082 11,082 16,396
Revenue from Others 10,232 10,232 9,766

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, provide for improved joint outcomes and service delivery and contribute to a vibrant urban environment in Christchurch.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Services meet the standards agreed with the other agencies

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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 2016/17 28,815 25,192 26,357 26,702 26,703

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $4.848 million for 2018/19 is due to:

  • an increase of $2.930 million for the full year of operating costs of running the multi-agency Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct in 2018/19
  • a one-off transfer of $1.200 million for 2018/19 from 2017/18 baseline to the Sector Leadership and Support appropriation to support the focus on sector research, analytics and evaluation capability, and
  • a decrease of $718,000 in 2017/18 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 34,405 34,405 33,329
Revenue from the Crown 34,190 34,190 33,241
Revenue from Others 215 215 88

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

No fewer than 12,000 hours 13,800 No fewer than 13,000 hours

Percentage of criminal legal aid cases assigned to a Public Defence Service lawyer within one business day from the date we receive the legal aid assignment

93% 96% 93%

Number of new cases accepted during the year

16,000 16,600 16,000-17,500

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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Justice Sector Fund - Alcohol and other drug treatments Courts 2017/18 200 200 - - -
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (38) (30) (30) (30) (30)
Managing the Ministry of Justice high priority initiatives 2015/16 48 48 48 48 48

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $1.076 million for 2018/19 is mainly due to:

  • a decrease of $957,000 for 2018/19 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads, and
  • an additional $122,000 only for 2017/18 due to delays in practical completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 11,036 11,036 9,418
Revenue from the Crown 10,939 10,939 9,375
Revenue from Others 97 97 43

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance 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 At least 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 At least 8/10 At least 8/10

Monitor and report on the Justice Sector Fund investments six monthly

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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Increased focus on sector research, analytics and evaluation capability 2017/18 1,200 - - - -
Youth Offending - Services to reduce offending initiative to be led by Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 (448) (350) (353) (355) (355)
Previous Government            
Burglary Prevention and Reduction Services 2017/18 394 295 298 300 300
Youth Offending - Services to reduce offending 2017/18 448 350 353 355 355
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (12) (10) (10) - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $1.618 million in 2018/19 is mainly due to a one-off transfer from Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services appropriation in 2017/18 to support an increased focus on sector research, analytics, and evaluation capability.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 89,667 89,667 60,835
Intangibles 29,465 29,465 15,900
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

119,132 119,132 76,735

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 long-term 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

This appropriation has decreased by $42.397 million for 2018/19 due to a change in forecast spend based on the Ministry's capital work programme and the completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct build in 2017/18.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Ministry of Justice

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2018/19
Opening Balance 1,309,260 1,207,933  
Capital Injections - -  
Capital Withdrawals (101,362) - $100 million transfer of capital to Vote Courts operating baseline over a period of ten years commencing 2018/19. $1.362 million from sale of New Plymouth court house land.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) 35 (55) Projected net deficit for memorandum accounts for the year.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

1,207,933 1,207,878  

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
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,970 10,970 13,150
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
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

46,000-51,000 46,000 46,000-51,000

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

90% 95% 90%

Number of participants in law-related education sessions

30,000-35,000 30,000 30,000-35,000

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

40% 45% 40%

Percentage of cases resolved within each financial year

70%-80% 70% 70%-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
Provider 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
Non-Government Organisations        
Community Law Centres 10,970 10,970 13,150 Ongoing depending on funding levels from the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Community Law Centres - Increased Investment 2018/19 - 2,180 - - -
Previous Government            
Family Court Review 2015/16 678 678 678 678 678
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $2.180 million in 2018/19 is due to an increase in funding to provide for wage and general inflation costs, and to maintain current service levels.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,469 15,469 13,491

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of Harmful Digital Communication complaints resolved by the Approved Agency (see Note 1)

New measure New measure 65%

Percentage of victims satisfied with their overall experience of restorative justice before, during and after the conference, as measured through the victim satisfaction survey

New measure New measure 75%

Note 1 - The "Approved Agency", appointed under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 resolves complaints about harmful digital communications.

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 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Organisations

       
Restorative justice providers 9,511 9,511 9,511 30 June 2019
Community safety programme providers 5,958 5,958 3,980 30 June 2021
Total 15,469 15,469 13,491  

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Burglary Prevention and Hardening Services - transfer to Police and Corrections 2018/19   (6,881) (9,528) (13,252) (13,252)
Youth Offending-Services to reduce offending - initiative to be led by Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 (1,243) (2,486) (3,729) (4,972) (4,972)

Previous Government

           
Review of family violence legislation 2018/19 - 15 2,456 2,479 2,479
Burglary Prevention and Hardening Services 2017/18 1,994 6,881 9,528 13,252 13,252
Youth Offending-Services to reduce offending 2017/18 1,243 2,486 3,729 4,972 4,972
Implementation of the legislation - Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015 2016/17 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $1.978 million in 2018/19 is mainly due to a decrease of $1.994 million for cross-agency initiative Burglary Prevention and Target Hardening. The funding for this initiative has been transferred to Vote Corrections and Vote Police for the delivery of this initiative.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 57,749 57,749 24,200

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Facilitate participation in Parliamentary Elections

     

Percentage of eligible New Zealanders enrolled at 30 June 2019

New measure New measure 90.9%

Making available information to assist political parties, candidates, and third parties to meet their statutory obligations in respect of electoral matters

     

Percentage of advisory opinions issued within 5 working days

New measure New measure 95%

Conduct of electoral events

     

Release of By-election results: Full preliminary count results published by 10:00pm

Achieved Achieved 100%

Release of referenda (postal) results: preliminary results published by 8:30pm on the last day of the voting period

New measure New measure 100%

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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
2020 General Election 2018/19 - 6,049 - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $33.549 million in 2018/19 is due to:

  • $36.373 million additional funding received in 2017/18 to enable the Electoral Commission to meet its statutory objectives and fully discharge its legislative mandate to manage the New Zealand Electoral system and conduct a General Election in 2017, and
  • a decrease of $3.225 million in 2018/19 to carry out the Maori Electoral Option.

Offset by:

  • an increase of $6.049 million to carry out the preparatory work ahead of the 2020 General Election.

Family Dispute Resolution Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to approved family dispute resolution services.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of participants completing Parenting through Separation

5,000 4,744 4,800-5,200

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

85% 81% 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 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Family Dispute Resolution service providers 7,360 7,360 7,360 30 June 2019

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 897 897 897

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 PFA, as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Legal Aid (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 161,670 161,670 165,074

Components of the Appropriation

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Legal Aid - criminal cases 78,371 78,371 83,151
Legal Aid - family cases 49,458 49,458 45,393
Legal Aid - Waitangi cases 15,828 15,828 18,045
Duty solicitors and police detention legal assistance 11,880 11,880 12,445
Legal Aid - civil cases 6,133 6,133 6,040
Total 161,670 161,670 165,074

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Projected number of criminal cases granted (excluding the Public Defence Service)

44,000 42,600 44,000

Projected number of family cases granted

18,500 18,300 18,500

Projected number of civil cases granted

New measure New measure 1,100-1,600

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 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Non-Government Organisations

       
Legal aid providers for criminal cases 78,371 78,371 83,151 Dec 2019
Legal aid providers for family cases 49,458 49,458 45,393 Dec 2019
Legal aid providers for Waitangi Tribunal cases 15,828 15,828 18,045 Dec 2019
Duty solicitors and police detention legal assistance providers 11,880 11,880 12,445 Dec 2019
Legal aid providers for civil cases 6,133 6,133 6,040 Dec 2019
Total 161,670 161,670 165,074  

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Review of family violence legislation 2018/19 - 4,284 6,171 7,574 7,574
Investing in Policing- Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities 2017/18 1,000 3,000 5,000 7,000 7,000
Funding for increasing eligibility for civil legal aid 2016/17 3,804 5,753 5,753 5,753 5,753
Funding received to enable the revision of criminal fee schedules 2016/17 3,247 4,920 4,920 4,920 4,920
Managing Ministry of Justice high priority initiatives 2015/16 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000
Implementation of the Vulnerable Children's Bill, Children's Action Plan, workforce plan and safety 2015/16 391 374 374 374 374
Family Court Review 2014/15 4,796 4,796 4,796 4,796 4,796

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $3.404 million in this appropriation in 2018/19 is mainly due to:

  • a decrease of $6.485 million in 2018/19 as additional funding was required in 2017/18 to address cost pressures.

Offset by:

  • an increase of $4.284 in 2018/19 for the review of family violence legislation
  • an increase of $2 million in 2018/19 to work with other Justice Sector agencies on the Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities: Investment in Policing initiative
  • an increase of $1.949 million in 2018/19 to fund increase in the eligibility for civil legal aid, and
  • an increase of $1.673 million in 2018/19 to enable the Commissioner to revise criminal fees schedules.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,627 2,627 2,627

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

7,000 7,000 7,000

Hours to manage and advise on small estates and trusts

3,000 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.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,605 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

This appropriation is to support the broadcasting of election programmes by political parties only in years of a General Election.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,696 9,696 9,396

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance 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

8% increase from previous year 8% increase from previous year 8% increase from previous year

Legal interventions in courts and tribunals promote human rights

     

Number of new legal interventions the Commission engages in related to significant human rights matters

2 2 2

Recommending, monitoring and reporting on human right standards to government, civil society and business

     

Number of updates to NPA tool to reflect changes to actions

2 2 2

Human rights enquiries and complaints received are advanced and concluded within the agreed timeframes

     

Percentage of complaints of unlawful discrimination closed within one year

80% 80% 80%

Percentage of customers satisfied with the mediation process

90% 90% 90%

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

80% 80% 80%

End of Year Performance Reporting

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

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation of $300,000 for 2018/19 is due to a temporary increase in funding for 2017/18 for initiatives that support migrant settlement.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,111 4,111 4,892

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Independent, high quality and timely investigations and reviews

     

Reviews of category 2 cases will be completed by the Authority within 28 days of receiving the file or final report from the Police

90% 87% 90%

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

90% 80% 90%

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

99% 100% 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 are raised and discussed with the Police prior to the completion of the relevant review or independent investigation

100% 100% 100%

Reviews are completed of the Police audits of district custodial management files being conducted bi-monthly and according to a programme agreed with police

New measure New measure All audits completed within 60 days

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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Independent Police Conduct Authority - Additional Investment 2018/19 - 781 560 639 686

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $781,000 in 2018/19 is for additional investment in personnel and information technology capability to support current and future operations.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Ministerial briefing papers

New measure New measure 1 Ministerial briefing paper

Production of final reports

New measure New measure 3 reports completed

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,970 4,970 4,970

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Guidance, education and awareness

     

Public enquiries received and answered

7,500 7,500 7,500

Respond to all enquiries within 2 working days

100% 100% 100%

Policy and Research

     

The percentage of recipients of policy advice who are satisfied with the service they received from the Privacy Commissioner

85% 93% 85%

The percentage of externally reviewed policy files that rate as 3.5 out of 5 or better for quality

85% 80% 85%

Information sharing/matching

     

The number of information matching programmes monitored under Part 10 of the Privacy Act

54 50 50

Compliance

     

Number of complaints received

900 800 900

The percentage of complaints closed by settlement between the parties

40% 50% 40%

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

85% 100% 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.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,032 6,032 7,648

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Total number of victims supported

22,000-28,000 30,200 22,000-28,000

Percentage of victims of serious crime 'agreeing' or 'strongly agreeing' that Victim Support made a positive difference on one or more of four pre-determined impacts ('felt listened to', 'less stressed', 'more in control', 'more confident')

90% 86% 90%

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

90% 92% 90%

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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Victim Support Services - Additional Investment 2018/19 - 1,616 2,327 2,512 2,512

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $1.616 million for 2018/19 is due to an increase in funding to ensure that victims of crime and trauma across New Zealand have access to crisis response and long-term social support services.

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

  2017/18 2018/19
  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 PFA, 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

  2017/18 2018/19
  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 PFA, 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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 427 427 570

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 PFA, 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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $143,000 for 2018/19 as the appropriation for Remuneration for the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security PLA ceased to exist on 28 September 2017.

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

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration, allowances and expenses of the Inspector-General as authorised by section 8 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.

Expenses

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 143 143 -

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 PFA, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments under section 8 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation ceased to exist on 28 September 2017 on the commencement of the relevant provisions 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

  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,688 4,688 5,698

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

  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of victims who received grants

3,600-4,100 2,900 2,500-3,500

Number of National Home Safety Service clients supported (ie, victims and children)

600-750 1,220 600-750

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

95% 100% 95%

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 2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Estimated Actual
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups ("Victim Support") 2,817 2,817 3,516 30 June 2019
National Home Safety Service (National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges) 1,496 1,496 1,842 30 June 2019
Accident Compensation Corporation 190 190 190 30 June 2019
Skylight Trust 113 113 113 30 June 2019
Funding yet to be allocated or transferred 72 72 37  
Total 4,688 4,688 5,698  

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Whanau Protect - National Home Safety Service 2018/19 - 1,842 1,992 1,842 1,992
Victim Support Services - Additional Investment 2018/19 - 600 1,300 1,300 1,300

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $1.010 million for 2018/19 is mainly due to:

  • an increase of $1.842 million in 2018/19 for Budget 2018 initiative - Whanau Protect - National Home Safety Service to assist high-risk victims of family violence and provides practical assistance and safety measures to reduce future victimisation, and
  • an increase of $600,000 in 2018/19 to enable victims of crime and trauma across New Zealand have access to crisis response and long term social support services.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $1.496 million in 2018/19 because of one-off funding in 2017/18 from the Justice Sector Fund to fund initiatives that aim to provide a stronger response to domestic violence.

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

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services (M42)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Justice Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to civil, criminal and constitutional law and the justice sector.
Legal and Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of legal and ministerial services to support decision-making by Ministers on government matters (other than policy decision-making).
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2017/18 2018/19
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

28,918 28,918 29,646

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Justice Policy Advice 21,663 21,663 21,373
Legal and Ministerial Services 7,255 7,255 8,273

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

28,386 28,586 29,248
Justice Policy Advice 21,274 21,474 21,037
Legal and Ministerial Services 7,112 7,112 8,211

Revenue from Others

532 332 398
Justice Policy Advice 389 189 336
Legal and Ministerial Services 143 143 62
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
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice, the Minister for Courts, the Minister for Crown/Maori Relations, 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 8/10 At least 8/10 At least 8/10
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2017/18 2018/19
Assessment of Performance 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

     

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 90% (see Note 1)

At least an average of 7/10 At least an average of 7/10 At least an average of 7/10

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

At least 7/10 At least 7/10 At least 7/10

The total cost per hour of producing outputs

At most $155 At most $155 At most $155

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, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and the Attorney-General with the quality of legal advice, as per the common satisfaction survey

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

The satisfaction of the Minister of Justice, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, the Attorney-General, the Minister for Crown/Maori Relations, 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 At least 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
2017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Budget
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000

Justice Policy Advice

           

Current Government

           
Family and Sexual Violence Central Agent 2018/19 - 2,000 - - -
Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence 2017/18 200 200 - - -
Crown/ Maori Relationship - exploratory work and key projects 2017/18 1,260 2,684 - - -

Previous Government

           
Review of family violence legislation 2017/18 200 100 - 150 150
Justice Sector Fund-Interventions to reduce family violence and sexual violence 2016/17 1,785 - - - -
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (23) (20) (20) (20) (20)
Managing the Ministry of Justice high priority initiatives 2015/16 529 529 529 529 529

Legal and Ministerial Services

           

Current Government

           
Crown/ Maori Relationship - key projects 2018/19   366      

Previous Government

           
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism - Phase II 2017/18 1,286 1,635 430 250 250
Statutory administrative scheme to expunge historical homosexual convictions 2017/18 200 200 200 200 200
Share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives 2015/16 (7) (10) (10) (10) (10)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Justice Policy Advice

The decrease in this category of $290,000 for 2018/19 is mainly due to:

  • a one-off transfer of $1.785 million in 2017/18 from Justice Sector Fund for Interventions to Reduce Family Violence and Sexual Violence
  • a one-off transfer of $1.260 million in 2017/18 from Vote Treaty Negotiations: Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act MCA to this appropriation to cover the new Crown/Maori Relationship work
  • $765,000 transferred to 2017/18 from 2016/17 to support the implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill
  • a decrease of $622,000 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads in the 2018/19
  • a one-off transfer of $330,000 to 2017/18 from 2016/17 to support the development of a research methodology and the testing of components of a future family violence system
  • a one-off transfer of $320,000 to 2017/18 from 2016/17 to support the Family Violence-Alternative Pathways initiative
  • a one-off transfer of $260,000 to 2017/18 from 2016/17 to support the practical implementation of the Family Violence - risk assessment and management framework (RAMF)
  • a one-off transfer of $200,000 from the Justice Sector fund in 2017/18 for family violence summit and establishment of a consultative panel, and
  • a one-off transfer of $185,000 to 2017/18 from 2016/17 to be used for evaluation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court pilot.

Offset by:

  • an increase of $2.684 million in 2018/19 to fund key projects in the newly established Crown/Maori relations portfolio
  • an increase of $2 million in 2018/19 to support the preliminary policy work for a new central agent leading a national family and sexual violence strategy
  • a transfer of $500,000 to 2018/19 from 2017/18 funding for alternative pathways into Integrated Safety Response, and
  • an increase of $200,000 in 2018/19 for evaluation of pilot of the Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence.

Legal and Ministerial Services

The increase in this category of $1.018 million for 2018/19 is mainly due to:

  • an increase of $387,000 in 2018/19 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads
  • an increase of $366,000 in 2018/19 to fund key projects in the newly established Crown/Maori relations portfolio, and
  • an increase of $349,000 in 2018/19 for the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - Phase II.
Last updated: 
Thursday, 17 May 2018