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Follow the Defence Money ...

For official information on how the tax-take is spent, the following is sourced from the 2005 Budget presented to Parliament in May 2005. It is available online at the official Treasury website from where all the following has been sourced.

The category covers Vote Defence, Vote Defence Forces, Vote Security Intelligence Service, and Vote Communications Security and Intelligence.

The defence spending has been split into a number of categories, so you can easily see where the money is going.

Actual 2000/01
Actual 2001/02
Actual 2002/03
Actual 2003/04
Actual 2004/05
 
Budget 2005/06
 
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
NZ$ million
Issue
NZ$ million
%
233.0
55.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
Air combat forces
0.0
0.0
106.3
0.4
1.8
291.3
25.0
Capital Investment
0.0
0.0
48.0
53.0
37.2
58.2
29.2
Operationally deployed forces
0.0
0.0
2.1
2.0
2.0
1.8
1.8
Performance audit and assesment
1.8
0.1
8.8
8.2
7.9
7.9
7.9
Hydrographic data collection
6.5
0.3
11.4
12.1
8.3
8.2
7.4
Miscellaneous support activites
7.3
0.3
15.0
11.7
12.5
13.7
14.5
Policy advice
13.2
0.6
11.5
13.5
16.5
17.2
20.3
Security Intelligence
21.1
1.0
42.2
42.0
33.4
34.4
30.7
Mine counter measures & diving
32.4
1.5
44.7
40.0
36.4
30.2
29.9
Naval support services
34.9
1.7
20.1
23.2
29.2
29.9
35.2
Security & Intelligence communications
35.8
1.7
35.1
37.9
36.4
43.4
40.4
Specialised support services
42.3
2.0
83.3
102.2
80.2
78.9
96.2
Rotary wing transport forces
99.2
4.7
113.7
126.3
142.0
161.6
134.6
Maritime patrol forces
139.5
6.6
151.7
170.5
199.4
221.3
164.8
Fixed wing transport services
171.5
8.1
222.5
237.6
229.8
233.3
242.4
Land combat forces
261.4
12.4
216.8
226.5
270.2
276.4
248.8
Land combat support services
261.9
12.4
387.4
217.5
454.2
385.1
377.1
Defence equipment
446.7
21.2
443.5
480.2
520.9
559.0
498.9
Naval combat forces
530.1
25.2
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Total Spending
100.0

Sources:

Defence Department: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05defen.pdf
Defence Forces: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05deffor.pdf
Security Intelligence: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05secint.pdf
Communications Security: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2005/estimates/est05comsec.pdf



 
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