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Legal Aid expenditure on the rise

06 March 2018

The Justice Minister has revealed that the total legal aid expenditure for the fiscal year to the beginning of 2018 was more than $6 million more than at the same point in the 2016/17 fiscal year.

Andrew Little produced a table with the figures in response to a written question from the National MP Alfred Ngaro. It shows the total expenditure at 1 January 2018 was $84.1 million, compared to $77.8 million 12 months previously.

Table 1 - Total legal aid expenditure for the fiscal year to date
  WPQ 598 WPQ 588 WPQ 578 WPQ 569 WPQ 556 WPQ 550
Fiscal Year to date 1 August 1 September 1 October 1 November 1 December 1 January
2016/17 $10,779,250 $24,453,656 $37,157,174 $49,481,560 $61,561,357 $77,873,506
2017/18 $10,796,318 $25,263,551 $39,564,236 $53,015,888 $68,472,478 $84,144,716

Last updated on the 6th March 2018