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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Justice - Justice Sector - Estimates 2019/20

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 2019/20 financial year covering the following:

Services provided directly by the Ministry of Justice:

  • a total of over $35 million on the Justice and Emergency Agencies Property and Shared Services
  • a total of nearly $35 million on providing public defence services
  • a total of nearly $31 million on the administration of legal services
  • a total of over $19 million on providing justice policy advice
  • a total of nearly $12 million on providing sector leadership and support
  • a total of nearly $8 million on legal and ministerial services, and
  • a total of $5 million on reducing family violence and sexual violence.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of over $64 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 $205 million on legal aid services and Community Law Centre funding
  • a total of over $46 million on purchasing services from the Electoral Commission
  • a total of nearly $26 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
  • a total of over $19 million on purchasing support for victims, protective fiduciary services and family dispute resolution services, and
  • a total of over $16 million on purchasing programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm.

A total of nearly $17 million for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown.

The Minister of Justice is also responsible for a capital injection to the Ministry of Justice of $500,000.

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 2019/20 covering:

  • a total of nearly $8 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

  2018/19 2019/20
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type 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.
29,876 29,876 30,746

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.
36,811 36,811 35,094

Public Defence Service (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service.
35,268 35,268 34,630

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.
6,082 6,082 5,000

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.
16,639 16,639 11,912

Establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
200 200 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

124,876 124,876 117,382

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.
80,435 80,435 64,344

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

80,435 80,435 64,344

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Community Law Centres (M42)

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

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the funding of programmes to prevent and reduce crime and harm.
12,941 12,941 16,181

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.
24,496 24,496 46,283

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.
897 897 1,248

Legal Aid (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.
182,074 182,074 191,602

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 2,627

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.
9,396 9,396 11,096

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.
4,892 4,892 4,671

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.
4,970 4,970 4,970

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).
8,648 8,648 9,446

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

275,554 275,554 312,737

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).
636 636 636

Victims' Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.
5,698 5,698 5,849

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

16,554 16,554 16,705

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.
31,087 31,087 26,816

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.
22,728 22,728 19,176

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).
8,359 8,359 7,640

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.
3,292 3,292 7,761

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.
988 988 2,028

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.
329 329 676

Strengthening Crown Capability

This category is limited to the provision of services to strengthen Crown capability in building sustainable and productive Maori Crown relationships.
1,975 1,975 4,057

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.
- - 1,000

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

34,379 34,379 34,577

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

531,798 531,798 545,745

Capital Injection Authorisations

  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection (M42) 3,700 3,700 500

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees

Administration of Legal services

Departmental Output Expenses
331 1,039 1,039 1,039 1,039
 

Public Defence Service

Departmental Output Expenses
382 1,198 1,198 1,198 1,198
 

Sector Leadership and Support

166 520 520 520 520
  Departmental Output Expenses          
 

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA

         
 

Justice Policy Advice

294 922 922 922 922
 

Legal and Ministerial Services

103 325 325 325 325
  Departmental Output Expenses          
 

Maori Crown Relations MCA

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations

8 25 25 25 25
 

Services to Ministers

3 8 8 8 8
 

Strengthening Crown Capability

16 50 50 50 50
  Departmental Output Expenses          
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court - Operational Support 2019/20

Public Defence Service

Departmental Output Expenses
- 200 - - -
Ensuring the Stable Delivery of New Zealand's Parliamentary Electoral System and Providing Enrolment Services on Election Day

Electoral Services

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 15,548 36,279 8,249 15,548
Ensuring the Sustainability of the District Court by Appointing Additional District Court Judges

Legal Aid

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 2,225 2,225 2,225 2,225
 

Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection

- 500 3,875 - -
Free Community Legal Services - Continuing to Help Improve Access to Justice

Community Law Centres

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 2,180 2,180 2,180 2,180
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCA - Justice Policy Advice

         
 

Justice Policy

- - 150 - -
  Departmental Output Expenses          
 

Legal Aid

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- - - 2,555 2,295
 

Public Defence Service

Departmental Output Expenses
- - - 753 707
 

Ministry of Justice - Capital Injection

- - 5,012 - -
Legal Aid - Continuing to Fund Legal Advice and Representation for People Who Need Legal Services

Legal Aid

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
17,000 21,820 - - -
Maintaining the Capability of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 351 351 351 351
Oho Ake - Expanding the Programme to Prevent Offending by Tamariki and Rangatahi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty

Criminal Prevention and Community Safety Programmes

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 250 250 250 250
Referendum on the Legalisation of Cannabis

Electoral Services

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 3,138 10,301 - -
Restoring the Human Rights Commission's Ability to Respond to Human Rights Issues

Services from the Human Rights Commission

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 1,700 1,414 1,899 1,933
Supporting the Leadership, Governance and Accountability of the Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture

Reducing Family Violence and Sexual Violence

Departmental Output Expenses
- 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Supporting the Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Portfolio

Maori Crown Relations MCA

         
 

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations

- 1,650 2,550 2,550 2,250
 

Services to Ministers

- 550 850 850 750
 

Strengthening Crown Capability

- 3,300 5,100 5,100 4,500
  Departmental Output Expenses          
Nga Kaupapa Matua - Supporting and Celebrating Te Ao Maori Significant Events

Maori Crown Relations MCA

-        
 

Supporting Significant Maori Events

- 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
  Non-Departmental Output Expenses          
Wraparound Support for Victims of Serious Crime - Ensuring Safe and Effective Justice and Improved Mental Health Outcomes

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime

Non-Departmental Output Expenses
- 1,087 1,713 1,713 1,713
Total Initiatives   18,303 64,586 82,337 38,762 44,789

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  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 296,269 289,211 326,702 376,173 400,430 400,430 117,382 312,737 430,119 446,580 391,936 410,961
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 10,290 14,681 37,862 6,853 16,554 16,554 - 16,705 16,705 16,555 16,705 16,705
Capital Expenditure 112,639 204,232 136,579 93,526 80,435 80,435 64,344 - 64,344 47,759 43,232 43,232
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 19,270 21,807 24,004 27,900 34,379 34,379 33,577 1,000 34,577 33,906 33,359 32,359
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

438,468 529,931 525,147 504,452 531,798 531,798 215,303 330,442 545,745 544,800 485,232 503,257

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 34,215 36,832 30,590 28,930 32,009 32,009 N/A 32,009 32,009 31,632 31,558 31,558
Capital Receipts - - - - 200 200 N/A 200 200 200 200 200

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

34,215 36,832 30,590 28,930 32,209 32,209 N/A 32,209 32,209 31,832 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 expense and capital expenditure by appropriation type

 Figure 1-Vote trends in actual expense and capital expenditure by appropriation type
Source: Ministry of Justice
Output Expenses

Non-departmental output expenses represent over 70% of total output expenses. Legal Aid is the largest single item in this category. Legal Aid costs have risen from $130 million in 2014/15 to budgeted costs of over $191 million for 2019/20, 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 nearly $79 million budgeted for 2020/21.

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. In 2018/19 two new key appropriations were established:

  • The Reducing Family Violence and Sexual Violence appropriation is to provide for a whole of Government approach to prevent, address and reduce family violence and sexual violence.
  • 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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 29,876 29,876 30,746
Revenue from the Crown 29,661 29,661 30,431
Revenue from Others 215 215 315
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of new criminal legal aid applications administered

63,000-69,000 63,000 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

1,600-2,000 1,900 1,600-2,000

Legal aid applications for criminal cases assessed within one working day

93% 96% 90%

Legal aid applications for family cases assessed within three working days

75% 93% 90%

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

75% 88% 85%
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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 331 1,039 1,039 1,039 1,039

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2017/18 647 732 751 751 751
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (30) (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 increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $870,000 is mainly due to an increase of $708,000 to improve the base pay of Ministry of Justice employees.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 36,811 36,811 35,094
Revenue from the Crown 23,908 23,908 22,191
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance 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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Previous Government

           
Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct 2016/17 25,192 26,357 26,702 26,703 26,703
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $1.717 million is due to:

  • an expense transfer of $2.882 million 2017/18 to 2018/19 to offset operating cost pressures.

This is partly offset by:

  • an increase of $1.165 million for operational costs of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, funding approved in Budget 2017.
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 35,268 35,268 34,630
Revenue from the Crown 35,129 35,129 34,488
Revenue from Others 139 139 142
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance 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 (see Note 1)

New measure New measure 16,000-17,000 hours

Average cost of PAL 1 cases (see Note 2)

New measure New measure <=$1,200.00

Number of new cases accepted during the year

16,000-17,500 15,000 15,000-16,000

Note 1 - This measure is an expansion of the 2018/19 measure to include duty lawyer service.

Note 2 - 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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court - Operational Support 2019/20 2019/20 - 200 - - -
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2021/22 - - - 753 707
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 382 1,198 1,198 1,198 1,198

Previous Government

           
Justice Sector Fund - Alcohol and Other Drug Treatments Courts 2017/18 200 - - - -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (30) (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 for 2019/20 of $638,000 is mainly due to:

  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $1.506 million to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads in the 2018/19 financial year only.

This is partly offset by:

  • an increase of $816,000 in 2019/20 to improve the base pay of Ministry of Justice employees, and
  • an increase of $200,000 in 2019/20 to support the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court to reduce harm caused through offences relating to alcohol and other drugs.
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,082 6,082 5,000
Revenue from the Crown 5,582 5,582 5,000
Revenue from Others 500 500 -
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance 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 Ministry of Justice

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 leadership, advice and support provided by the Ministry of Justice

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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
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
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $1.802 million is mainly due to the one-off funding received for the establishment of the Family Violence and Sexual Violence Joint Venture in 2018/19 only.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 16,639 16,639 11,912
Revenue from the Crown 16,529 16,529 11,728
Revenue from Others 110 110 184
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
  2018/19 2019/20
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 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

Number of funding rounds of the Effective Justice Fund completed

New measure New measure 1

Number of funding rounds of the Proceeds of Crime Fund completed

New measure New measure 2

Report six-monthly on the performance of the Effective Justice Fund to Joint Ministers

New measure New measure Achieved

Provide an annual report on the performance of the Proceeds of Crime Fund to Joint Ministers

New measure New measure Achieved

Provide an annual report on the performance of the Justice Sector Fund to Sector DCEs

New measure New measure Achieved

An annual prison population projection report is published on the Ministry of Justice website

New measure New measure Published by 31 March 2020

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

New measure New measure At least 8/10

Hapaitia te Oranga Tangata facilitates the delivery of Te Uepu Hapai i te Ora - the Safe and Effective Advisory Group Report to the Minister of Justice

New measure New measure 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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 166 520 520 520 520
Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending Initiative to be Led by Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 (350) (353) (355) (355) (355)

Previous Government

           
Burglary Prevention and Reduction Services 2017/18 295 298 300 300 300
Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending 2017/18 350 353 355 355 355
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (10) (10) (10) (10) (10)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to a decrease of $5.102 million for Hapaitia te Oranga Tangata - the Safe and Effective Justice Programme, Engagement and Advisory workstreams, which were largely undertaken in 2018/19.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 60,835 60,835 47,644
Intangibles 19,600 19,600 16,700
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

80,435 80,435 64,344
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

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $16.091 million is mainly due to the decrease in fitout expenditure across the Ministry's property investments, including investment in cell safety to remove ligature points from custodial areas.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets
Ministry of Justice
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2019/20
Opening Balance 1,330,568 1,334,213  
Capital Injections 3,700 500 In 2019/20 $500,000 of capital is required for an increase to the number of District Court Judges. In 2018/19 the capital injection related to a one-off transfer from Te Puni Kokiri for the Whenua Maori Programme.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (55) (78) Projected net deficit for memorandum accounts for the year.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

1,334,213 1,334,635  

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 13,260 13,260 13,260
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
  2018/19 2019/20
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 47,000 46,000-51,000

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

90% 98% 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% 50% 45%

Percentage of cases resolved within each financial year

70%-80% 75% 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

Services will be delivered by Community Law Centres.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Free Community Legal Services - Continuing to Help Improve Access to Justice 2018/19 2,180 2,180 2,180 2,180 2,180

Previous Government

           
Family Court Review 2015/16 678 678 678 678 678
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,941 12,941 16,181
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

65% 62% 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 (see Note 2)

75% 86% 75%

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

Note 2 - Biennial survey. Last survey was completed in 2018/19.

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 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment

Organisations

       
Restorative justice providers 9,367 9,367 9,367 31 December 2021
Community safety programme providers 3,574 3,574 6,814 30 June 2021
Total 12,941 12,941 16,181  
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
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
Burglary Prevention and Hardening Services - Transfer to Police and Corrections 2018/19 (6,881) (9,528) (13,252) (13,252) (13,252)
Youth Offending - Services to Reduce Offending - Initiative to be Led by Oranga Tamariki 2017/18 (2,486) (3,729) (4,972) (4,972) (4,972)

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2018/19 15 2,456 2,479 2,479 2,479
Burglary Prevention and Hardening Services 2017/18 6,881 9,528 13,252 13,252 13,252
Youth Offending-Services to Reduce Offending 2017/18 2,486 3,729 4,972 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 increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $3.240 million is mainly due to:

  • additional funding of $2.441 million to review family violence legislation
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $1 million in 2018/19 to the Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime appropriation to support the response to the Christchurch terror attacks
  • additional funding of $250,000 to support the programme Oho Ake to prevent offending by Tamariki and Rangatahi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, and
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $200,000 in 2018/19 to the Establishing the Criminal Cases Review Commission appropriation to commence the establishment of the Commission.

This is partly offset by:

  • an expense transfer of $650,000 from 2017/18 to 2018/19 for the Burglary Prevention and Target Hardening cross-agency 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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 24,496 24,496 46,283
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Facilitate participation in Parliamentary Elections

     

Number of people enrolled (daily average for the year)

New measure New measure 3.24m

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

New measure New measure 0.270m

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

95% 95% or more 95%

Conduct of electoral events

     

Percentage of enrolment transactions conducted digitally

New measure New measure 15%

Percentage of accuracy of the electoral roll (as determined by annual independent research)

New measure New measure 85% or more
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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
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
Referendum on the Legalisation of Cannabis 2019/20 - 3,138 10,301 - -
2020 General Election 2018/19 6,049 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Maori Electoral Option and the Representation Commission 2017/18 2,200 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $21.787 million is mainly due to:

  • the rollout of $11.646 million for the variable baseline for general election expenses which occurs every three years
  • the funding of $15.548 million for the delivery of the 2020 General Elections, and
  • a one-off increase of $3.138 million for 2019/20 to ensure successful delivery of a referendum on the legalisation of cannabis.

This is partly offset by:

  • an increase of $6.049 million in 2018/19 only to carry out the preparatory work ahead of the 2020 General Election, and
  • an increase of $2.200 million in 2018/19 only for the Maori Electoral Option and the Representation Commission.
Family Dispute Resolution Services (M42)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to approved family dispute resolution services.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of participants completing Parenting through Separation

4,800-5,200 5,100 4,800-5,200

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

85% 80% 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

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 897 897 1,248
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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Maintaining the Capability of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security 2019/20 - 351 351 351 351
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase of $351,000 in this appropriation for 2019/20 is due to additional funding to maintain the capability of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

Legal Aid (M42)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 182,074 182,074 191,602
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Legal Aid - criminal cases 97,684 97,684 102,796
Legal Aid - family cases 48,962 48,962 51,525
Legal Aid - Waitangi cases 16,309 16,309 17,163
Duty solicitors and police detention legal assistance 13,193 13,193 13,883
Legal Aid - civil cases 5,926 5,926 6,235
Total 182,074 182,074 191,602
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of criminal cases granted (excluding the Public Defence Service) (see Note 1)

44,000 44,700 44,000

Number of family cases granted (see Note 1)

18,500 17,200 17,000-19,000

Number of civil cases granted (see Note 1)

1,100-1,600 1,500 1,100-1,600

Note 1 - The wording of this measure has been clarified from 2018/19.

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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Legal Aid Continuing to Fund Legal Advice and Representation for People Who Need Legal Services but Cannot Afford Them 2018/19 17,000 21,820 - - -
Ensuring the Sustainability of the District Court by Appointing Additional District Court Judges 2019/20 - 2,225 2,225 2,225 2,225
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2021/22 - - - 2,555 2,295

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2018/19 4,284 6,171 7,574 7,574 7,574
Investing in Policing- Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities 2017/18 3,000 5,000 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
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 2015/16 374 - - - -
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $9.528 million for 2019/20 is due to the following increases (with some partially offsetting decreases):

  • an increase of $4.820 million to fund legal advice and representation for people with insufficient means to obtain legal assistance
  • an increase of $2.225 million related to the appointment of additional District Court Judges
  • an increase of $2 million for the Safe, Confident and Resilient Communities - Investing in Policing initiative, and
  • an increase of $1.887 million to fund expected increases in demand following the review of family violence legislation.
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

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

7,500 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.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,396 9,396 11,096
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
  2018/19 2019/20
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 7% increase from previous year 7% 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

     

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

80% 80% 80%

Customer satisfaction with the mediation process

75% 75% 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

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.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
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
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $1.700 million is due to additional funding to enable the Commission to respond to increasing demand on human rights issues.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,892 4,892 4,671
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
  2018/19 2019/20
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% 68% 90%

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

90% 71% 90%

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

99% 96% 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 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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Independent Police Conduct Authority - Additional Investment 2018/19 781 560 639 686 686
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

All final reports produced in agreed timeframe with the responsible Minister

New measure New measure 100%

Qualitative assessment by independent peer reviewer

New measure New measure Positive response
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Guidance, education and awareness

     

Public enquiries received and answered

7,500 8,500 8,000

Respond to all enquiries within 2 working days

100% 95% 97%

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%

Information sharing/matching

     

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

50 54 54

Compliance

     

Number of complaints received

900 800 800

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% 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.

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 8,648 8,648 9,446
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Total number of victims supported

22,000-28,000 40,000 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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
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
Victim Support Services - Additional Investment 2018/19 1,616 2,327 2,512 2,512 2,512
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation of $798,000 for 2019/20 is due to:

  • an increase of $1.087 million in 2019/20 for specialist caseworkers to support families bereaved by homicide, and
  • additional funding of $711,000 in 2019/20 for Victim Support Services to maintain existing service levels.

This is partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $1 million in 2018/19 from the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes appropriation to support the response to 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
  2018/19 2019/20
  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
  2018/19 2019/20
  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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 636 636 636
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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,698 5,698 5,849
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of victims who received grants

2,500-3,500 4,340 2,500-3,500

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

New measure New measure 400

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

95% 83% 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 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2018/19
Estimated Actual
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
Expiry of
Resourcing
Commitment
New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups ("Victim Support") 3,516 3,516 3,517 30 June 2020
National Home Safety Service (National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges) 1,842 1,842 TBC TBC
Accident Compensation Corporation 190 190 190 30 June 2021
Skylight Trust 113 113 TBC TBC
Funding yet to be allocated or transferred 37 37 2,142 TBC
Total 5,698 5,698 5,849  
Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

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

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
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

31,087 31,087 26,816

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Justice Policy Advice 22,728 22,728 19,176
Legal and Ministerial Services 8,359 8,359 7,640

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

30,081 30,081 26,205
Justice Policy Advice 21,992 21,992 18,707
Legal and Ministerial Services 8,089 8,089 7,498

Revenue from Others

1,006 1,006 611
Justice Policy Advice 736 736 469
Legal and Ministerial Services 270 270 142
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance 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 8/10 8/10 To be confirmed (see Note 1)
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2018/19 2019/20
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 2)

At least 7/10 7/10 To be confirmed (see Note 3)

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

At least 7/10 7/10 To be confirmed (see Note 1)

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 and the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations 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 Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, 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 - The Standard will be identified based on the revised Ministerial Satisfaction Survey and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refined Ministerial Satisfaction Survey from 2019/20 to assess ministerial satisfaction with the policy service. The survey is currently under review and the refined survey and guidance will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 2 - 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 3 - The Standard will be identified based on the refreshed Policy Quality Framework and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refreshed Policy Quality Framework from 2019/20 to assess the quality of their policy advice papers. The Policy Quality Framework is currently being refreshed. The refreshed Framework will be released before 30 June 2019.

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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Justice Policy Advice

           

Current Government

           
Improving the Justice Response to Sexual Violence Victims 2020/21 - - 150 - -
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 294 922 922 922 922
Family and Sexual Violence Central Agent 2018/19 2,000 - - - -
Integrated Safety Response to Family Violence 2017/18 200 - - - -
Crown/Maori Relationship - Exploratory Work and Key Projects 2017/18 2,684 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Review of Family Violence Legislation 2017/18 100 - 150 150 150
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (20) (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

           
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 103 325 325 325 325
Crown/Maori Relationship - Key Projects 2018/19 366 - - - -

Previous Government

           
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism - Phase II 2017/18 1,635 430 250 250 250
Statutory Administrative Scheme to Expunge Historical Homosexual Convictions 2017/18 200 200 200 200 -
Share of Costs for Budget 2015 Whole-of-Government Initiatives 2015/16 (10) (10) (10) (10) (10)
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $4.271 million is mainly due to:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $1.762 million in 2019/20 to the Maori Crown Relations appropriation for the Office for Maori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment of $1.480 million in 2018/19 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads
  • one-off funding of $815,000 in 2018/19 for the Family and Sexual Violence Central Agent
  • one-off funding of $500,000 in 2018/19 for alternative pathways into integrated safety responses to family violence, and
  • a decrease of $480,000 for the anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism initiative.

This is partly offset by:

  • an increase of $850,000 to improve the base pay of Ministry of Justice employees.
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.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

3,292 3,292 7,761

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations 988 988 2,028
Services to Ministers 329 329 676
Strengthening Crown Capability 1,975 1,975 4,057

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     
Supporting Significant Maori Events - - 1,000

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

3,292 3,292 6,761
Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations 988 988 2,028
Services to Ministers 329 329 676
Strengthening Crown Capability 1,975 1,975 4,057
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
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance 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 At least 8/10 At least 8/10
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - Maori Crown Relations

     

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

     

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

At least 8.5/10 8.5/10 To be confirmed (see Note 2)

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

At least 8.5/10 8.5/10 To be confirmed (see Note 3)

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 8.5/10 8.5/10 At least 8.5/10

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 agencies signing up to engagement classes

6 6 15

Number of engagement processes advised on

45 45 50

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

     

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 - The Standard will be identified based on the refreshed Policy Quality Framework and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refreshed Policy Quality Framework from 2019/20 to assess the quality of their policy advice papers. The Policy Quality Framework is currently being refreshed. The refreshed Framework will be released before 30 June 2019.

Note 3 - The Standard will be identified based on the revised Ministerial Satisfaction Survey and updated in the Supplementary Estimates. All agencies are required to use the refined Ministerial Satisfaction Survey from 2019/20 to assess ministerial satisfaction with the policy service. The survey is currently under review and the refined survey and guidance will be released before 30 June 2019.

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
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
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
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 8 25 25 25 25

Services to Ministers

           

Current Government

           
Supporting the Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Portfolio 2019/20 - 550 850 850 750
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 3 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
Improving Base Pay of Ministry of Justice Employees 2018/19 16 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
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 of $4.469 million is mainly due to:

  • new funding of $5.500 million for supporting the Maori Crown Relations portfolio of the Office for Maori Crown Relations - Te Arawhiti, and
  • new funding of $1 million to support significant events that demonstrate and strengthen the Maori Crown relationship.

This is partly offset by:

  • a reduction of $1.288 million in 2019/20 due to a fiscally neutral transfer in 2018/19 from the Vote Justice: Policy and Related Services appropriation, and
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $799,000 in 2018/19 from the Vote Treaty Negotiations: Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act appropriation.

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019