Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Funding for Office of DPP

9th Assembly


229. Funding for Office of DPP

Ms Carney to MINISTER for Justice and Attorney-General


I would be grateful if you would provide the answers to the following questions in relation to the Justice Department's Budget for 2004-05. In order to assist you, please note that this question relates to output group: 1.0 Legal Services (1.4: Office of the DPP).

1. In 2003-04, the DPP’s budget was $6.166m. In the 2004-05 budget, it has increased to $7.331m. Taking account of the blow out of $1.073m, the real increase of funding is $92,000, which is to be used for the appointment of a new prosecutor -

      (a) Was more funding for 2004-05 requested from the Director of the DPP, and if so how much;

      (b) If additional funding was requested, why was no further funding provided; and

      (c) Do you consider that the level of funding for the DPP for 2004-05 is sufficient, especially in light of future costs associated with the Murdoch (Falconio) case.

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