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BUDGET 2003: Summary Sheet Keeping NZ Safe

Keeping New Zealand safe

1. Almost $9 million in new funding to Customs for the 2003-04 year and between $15 and $25 million, subject to a commercial tender process, for new x-ray technology.
2. $1.069 million next year and $844,000 a year thereafter for transport initiatives, including implementation of the new international maritime security measures.
3. $19.82 million over four years to better manage immigration risks.
4. Biosecurity package: $2.46 million over four years for aircraft, passenger and mail clearance; $2.3 million next year and $2.5 million for the following two years for exotic disease response capability; $117,000 for reference laboratories and $1.2 million for surveillance.
5. $6.6 million over four years to fund two police methamphetamine lab clean-up teams.
6. 50 new police and a specialist mobile DNA squad for Auckland.

Announced pre-budget
1. $41.5 million over four years to strengthen the probation service.
2. $2 million increase over the next four years to improve regionally-based assistance to crime victims.
3. $19 million a year for the next four years to raise regular force pay.
4. $1.9 million increase for Customs Service drug surveillance.
5. $6 million in 2003-04 and $1.9 million a year thereafter to improve the security of New Zealand consular, diplomatic and other staff overseas.
6. An additional $20 million a year for overseas aid, half to go to Iraq.

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