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Budget 2004: Secure and Sustainable NZ - Overview

The Budget 2004 Overview
Strong, secure and sustainable New Zealand

Corrections:

$180 million over three years toward new prison construction.
$30 million increase in 2004-05, rising to $40 million from 2005-06, for staff training, property maintenance and prison health services.
$1.1 million in the current financial year and in 2004-05 for support services to the New Zealand Parole Board.

Biosecurity:

$46.5 million over four years to improve New Zealand's biosecurity defences, particularly marine biosecurity.

Core public service:

$1 billion to ensure departmental baselines are adequate to the task; including substantial increases to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Children Young Persons and Their Families Service, Corrections, Defence and Inland Revenue.
$5 million to increase Customs air and sea border surveillance.
$14.8 million over four years to fund secure online government services, including $240,000 capital funding.
$20.6 million broadcasting package.

Already announced:

$73.4 million to tackle court delays.
$3.5 million capital over two years for a new courthouse in Queenstown.
$40 million over four years to tackle the methamphetamine trade and organised crime.
$14.9 million over four years to set up Four Family Safety Teams to deal with domestic violence.
$9 million over four years to increase jurors' fees.
$14.8 million to form dedicated National Security Teams to counter terrorism.
$13 million to build and $1.8 million over four years to run a new Wiri police centre.
$381,000 over the next two years to support the work of Youth Offending Teams
$12 million over four years for the Pacific Security Fund.
$70 million over four years for Statistics New Zealand.
$2.6 million to allow more than 6000 low-income families to have their homes made more energy efficient.
Another six million carbon credits to be offered for tender for climate friendly projects.
$4 million over four years for research into recreational fishing.
$4.3 million over four years to increase surveillance against fisheries poaching.
$7 million over six years to eradicate pests on Secretary and Resolution Islands.
$3.22 million over four years for a radio communications network for fisheries compliance officers.
$1.5 million a year plus $60,000 start-up capital for a dedicated Pay and Employment Equity Unit in the Department of Labour.
$10 million a year for the NZ Film Commission
$380,000 a year for the NZ Film Archive
$12.6 million over the next three years for new memorials $600,000 a year for three years to the Music Industry Commission.

Further details post budget:

Additional $166 million over four years for a green package.
$24 million over four years to establish a digital repository at the National Library of New Zealand.

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