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EXPENDITURE ON PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY

The Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision, in the Report on Government Services 2006, estimated recurrent expenditure on justice in 2004-05 was approximately $412 per person. This excluded spending by governments on items such as payroll tax and justice services outside the scope of the Report (for example, expenditure on specialist courts). Total recurrent expenditure was $8.3 billion (b) in 2004-05; $5.7b was spent on police services and $1.7b on corrective services (table 11.2).

11.2 GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE ON JUSTICE(a)(b)(c)

2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
Justice sector
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Police services(d)
4,955.8
5,094.0
5,409.7
5,588.9
5,686.4
Court administration - criminal(e)
436.9
439.1
442.9
441.9
457.8
Court administration - civil(e)(f)
383.0
407.1
432.7
440.4
469.8
Corrective services(g)
1,397.3
1,504.4
1,600.1
1,641.5
1,730.5
Total justice system
7,173.1
7,444.6
7,885.4
8,112.7
8,344.5

(a) In 2004-05 dollars.
(b) Excludes payroll tax.
(c) Excludes expenditure on justice services out of scope of the Report (e.g. expenditure on specialist courts).
(d) Recurrent expenditure on police services includes depreciation and user cost of capital.
(e) Recurrent expenditure on court administration includes depreciation but excludes user cost of capital.
(f) Civil expenditure excludes expenditure on probate matters.
(g) Recurrent expenditure on police services includes depreciation and user cost of capital.
Source: Steering Committee for the Review of Commonwealth/State Service Provision, 'Report on Government Services 2006'.


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