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Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget



Budget 2012-2013 Budget Paper No.3 The Budget

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Tabled By Delia Lawrie


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173 Department of Justice Output Group: Court Support and Independent Offices Outcome: Effective judicial support services to enable delivery of justice to the community by the courts and tribunals of the Northern Territory, providing a safe, secure and equitable society in which a persons legal rights and property interests are protected. Output Group/Output 2011-12 Budget 2011-12 Estimate 2012-13 Budget $000 $000 $000 Court Support and Independent Offices 60 521 61 912 60 281 Higher Courts 15 293 15 169 15 078 Lower Courts and Tribunals 22 248 22 901 21 822 Fines Recovery Unit 2 264 2 222 2 273 Independent Offices Consumer Affairs 1 904 1 935 2 151 Anti-Discrimination Commission 1 209 1 381 1 163 Childrens Commissioner 1 312 1 433 1 412 Information Commissioner 424 484 478 Public Interest Disclosures 263 189 341 Registrar-General 2 170 2 081 2 249 Public Trustee 1 155 1 128 1 107 Health and Community Services Complaints Commission 1 055 1 167 1 151 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 9 770 10 368 9 609 Environment Protection Authority 1 454 1 454 1 447 Key Variations The Lower Courts and Tribunals output funding reduction in 2012-13 relates to the transfer of specific Alcohol and Other Drugs funding to the Alcohol Reform Program output and funding for an Illicit Drug Diversion program concluding in 2011-12. The increase in the Consumer Affairs output relates to additional funding approved for dispute resolution activities within the Residential Building Consumer Package, including communication and training funding to assist with the implementation of the package. The variations in the Anti-Discrimination Commission (ADC) output relate to one-off funding for the Community Visitor Program in 2011-12, which is yet to be negotiated for 2012-13. The increase in the Public Interest Disclosures output in 2012-13 includes additional funding approved for the ongoing operation of the unit. The variations in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions output are associated with the police summary prosecution service arrangements that are yet to be renegotiated for 2012-13. During 2011-12 the Environment Protection Authority output transferred to the Department of Justice from the Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport.

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