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Tuesday, 6 September 1983
Page: 442

Question No. 217


Mr Reeves asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 24 May 1983:

What are the total amounts of all expenditures and/or capital works programs undertaken by the Minister's Department in or related to the Northern Territory for each year from 1978-79 to 1982-83 which were not covered by general or specific grants to the Northern Territory.


Mr Lionel Bowen —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

Expenditures excluding capital works programs incurred by the Attorney-General' s Department in the Northern Territory and not covered by general or specific grants to the Northern Territory are:

1982-83

1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 (estimated)

$ $ $ $ $ Northern Territory Supreme Court 886,021 232,360 . . . . . .

(to 30.9.79) Commonwealth Reporting Service NT Branch 218,758 60,864 . . . . . .

(to 30.9.79) Australian Legal Aid Office, NT Branch 472,505 559,788 695,288 805 ,439 1,181,000 Other Branches, NT 482,866 658,576 750,353 843,617 859,045

2,060,150 1,511,588 1,445,641 1,649,056 2,040,045

These amounts will be understated by an amount estimated at between $10,000 and $50,000 per annum, being expenditure on salaries and administrative support for Northern Territory programs incurred interstate. The expenditure cannot be readily quantified.

Expenditure on capital works and repairs and maintenance will be provided by the Minister for Housing and Construction, while expenditure on acquisition of sites and buildings will be provided by the Minister for Administrative Services .