Department of the Legislative Assembly, Northern Territory Government

Legal Aid Grants

9th Assembly


183. Legal Aid Grants

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 (1.3: Legal Policy).

1. Under the heading ‘key variations’ on page 115, grant payments of $2.0m have been transferred from the Solicitor for the NT output to the Legal Policy output from 2003-05. On page 116 the ‘grant payments’ are described as “Legal Aid grants”.
    (a) What is the main purpose of the grants;
    (b) Why were the grant payments transferred to Legal Policy; and
    (c) Did Treasury make a recommendation to transfer the grants, or was it a decision made in the Department of Justice, or by the Attorney-General’s office.

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