Wellbeing Budget 2021

Securing
Our Recovery

Internal Affairs

Addressing the Findings of the Francis Review

This initiative will maintain the existing expansion of support and resources in Ministerial offices in order to address the findings of the Francis Review, and in response to increased demand on Ministers and staff in their offices driven by the impact of COVID-19.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Internal Affairs 1.377 1.377 1.377 1.377 5.508 -

Continuing the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions

This initiative provides funding to ensure the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions (the Inquiry) can continue operations. This will allow the Inquiry to continue its work initiated in 2019 to examine the nature and extent of the abuse in State and faith-based care; the impacts of it; the factors that caused or contributed to it; and the steps that should be taken to prevent abuse in the future.

Vote 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Internal Affairs 10.000 50.000 40.000 - - 100.000 0.390

Continuing the Issuance of Passports to New Zealand Citizens

This initiative provides a repayable capital injection to ensure that the Passports Memorandum Account does not enter into a deficit position in 2021/22 as a result of reduced demand for passports due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This will ensure that there is adequate funding for passports issuance to continue without disruption and ensure the Department of Internal Affairs' overall working capital position remains within prudent levels.

Funded from the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Internal Affairs - - - - - 31.000

Maintaining SmartStart and Life Events

This initiative provides funding to maintain SmartStart and associated Life Events services, to ensure the services remain accessible to users. SmartStart is an online tool for parents and caregivers providing a central location to access trusted government information and support related to pregnancy and the early stages of childhood development and streamlining the delivery of government services and processes when applying for birth-related services.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Internal Affairs 2.500 2.500 2.500 2.500 10.000 -

Ministry for Ethnic Communities: Maintaining Engagement Capacity and Establishment of System Leadership Capability

This initiative provides funding to enable the new Ministry for Ethnic Communities to maintain engagement capacity in the southern region and begin developing system leadership capability.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Internal Affairs 1.200 1.200 1.200 1.200 4.800 0.500

Transforming Three Waters Service Delivery for New Zealanders: Transition and Implementation

This initiative provides funding for the establishment of multi-regional water services entities and the transfer of assets, liabilities, staff, and services from local authorities to those entities as part of the Three Waters Service Delivery Reform programme. This will support the implementation of the reform programme and contribute to addressing the significant challenges facing Aotearoa New Zealand's three waters system.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Tagged contingency 114.000 182.000 - - 296.000 -
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