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Law courts and associated activities (COFOG-A 033)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.53.

Law courts and associated activities (COFOG-A 033) consists of government expenditure on law courts and associated activities. This category is further classified into:

  • law courts and associated activities (COFOG-A 0331).

Law courts and associated activities (COFOG-A 0331)

A1C.54.

Law courts and associated activities (COFOG-A 0331) consists of:

  • the administration, operation or support of civil and criminal law courts and the judicial system, including enforcement of fines and legal settlements imposed by the courts and operation of parole and probation systems; and
  • the legal representation and advice on behalf of government or on behalf of others provided by government in cash or in services.

Includes: Administrative tribunals; ombudsmen and the like; costs of crown prosecutions; law reform; registration of legal titles to property; registration of births, deaths and marriages.

Excludes: Prison administration (classified to prisons (COFOG-A 0341)); industrial law (classified to general labour affairs (COFOG-A 0412)); tribunals and appeals boards connected with a specific function (classified according to function); trusteeship services (not applicable for this classification).

Prisons (COFOG-A 034)

A1C.55.

Prisons (COFOG-A 034) consists of government expenditure on prisons. This category is further classified into:

  • prisons (COFOG-A 0341).

Prisons (COFOG-A 0341)

A1C.56.

Prisons (COFOG-A 0341) consists of:

  • the administration, operation or support of prisons and other places for the detention or rehabilitation of criminals such as prison farms, workhouses, reformatories, borstals, asylums for the criminally insane, etc.

Includes: Non-institutional corrective services; remand centres; places of secure detention for juveniles, child offenders and children on remand for alleged offences; youth training centres; juvenile corrective institutions; community-based correction activities where the offender or alleged offender is at large in the community but is required to adhere to certain rehabilitation sessions such as parole and probation services, community service orders and attendance centres.

Excludes: Residential child care institutions that are not places of secure detention such as juvenile hostels, campus homes, family group homes, etc. (classified to family and children (COFOG-A 1031)).

Research and development - public order and safety (COFOG-A 035)

A1C.57.

Research and development - public order and safety (COFOG-A 035) consists of government expenditure on research and development relating to public order and safety. Definitions of basic research, applied research and experimental development are given under COFOG-A 014 and COFOG-A 015. This category is further classified into:

  • research and development - public order and safety (COFOG-A 0351).

Research and development - public order and safety (COFOG-A 0351)

A1C.58.

Research and development - public order and safety (COFOG-A 0351) consists of:

  • the administration and operation of government agencies engaged in applied research and experimental development related to public order and safety; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support applied research and experimental development related to public order and safety undertaken by non-government bodies such as research institutes and universities.

Excludes: Basic research (classified to basic research (COFOG-A 0141)).