Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Budget 2004: Secure and Sustainable NZ - Overview

The Budget 2004 Overview
Strong, secure and sustainable New Zealand


$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.


$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.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine.

The Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa, will be officially established on 31 January 2018 and will work with the Pike River families with the intention of manned entry of the drift before March 2019. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election