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Green Budget: Summary of 2001 Initiatives

Summary of 2001 Green Party Budget Initiatives

New Initiatives
Vote 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03
Agriculture
Development of National Minimum Standards for organic production and processing systems*

$ 100,000

Education
Organic Gardens in Primary Schools*
$ 150,000
Defence
Feasibility study of Peacekeeping school*
Not quantified

Environment
Waste management handbook*
$ 50,000
$ 150,000
Fisheries
Participation in fisheries environmental strategy*
$ 50,000
Conservation
Survey for Unwanted Fish*

$ 362,000
Internal Affairs
Community internship scheme

$ 100,000
$ 100,000
Further initiatives
(still under final negotiation)
Soil dioxin testing
Possible extension of community internship
Organics advisory service

Estimated cost
$1.5 million

Further funding for last year’s Green Package initiatives
Vote 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03
Agriculture
Small Growers organic development programme*

Organics working group
$ 300,000

$ 35,000
$ 150,000


Biosecurity
Border Inspections

Disease & Pest Response

Administration of Standards and Strategies
$ 1,118,000

$ 385,000

$ 1,247,000
No funding sought

$ 800,000

$ 1,950,000
Conservation
Conservation Education Programme*
$ 2,500,000
$ 2,500,000
$ 2,500,000
Education
Environmental Education*
$ 250, 000
$ 250,000
$ 250,000
Energy
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
$ 3,000,000
$ 3,000,000
$ 3,000,000
Environment
Legal Aid

Environment Centres

National Environmental Accounts

Environment & Social Reporting

Pesticide Reduction Programme
$ 700,000

$ 300,000

$ 213,000

$ 125,000

$ 157,000
$ 1,620,000

$ 300,000

$ 320,000

$ 350,000

$ 235,000
$ 1,400,000

$ 300,000

$ 320,000

$ 208,000


Health
Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Complementary Health Committees
$ 4,000,000

$ 150,000
$ 4,000,000

$ 150,000
$ 4,000,000

$ 150,000

Total Funding Finalised
for Green Initiatives 2000/01

$14, 480,000 2001/02

$16, 437,000 2002/03

$12,378,000

*Announcements made prior to the Budget

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