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Follow the Money ...

The following is a summary of the 2007 Budget with comparisons avaliable back to the 2002 Budget.
For official information on how the tax-take is spent, the following is sourced from the 2007 Budget presented to Parliament in May 2007. It is available online at the official Treasury website from where all the following has been sourced.

Winston Peters, leader of NZ First John Key, leader of the National Party Rodney Hide, leader of the ACT party Helen Clark, leader of the Labour Party Jim Anderton, leader of The Progressive party Jeanette FitzSimmons, leader of the Green party Peter Dunne, leader of the United party Transport Transport Law and Order Law and Order Defence Defence Defence Financing Education Health Welfare Housing

http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2007/estimates/pdfs/est07sumtab.pdf

The categories used in the next table are those used in the menu to the left.
Eighty eight percent (88%) of all spending is in Transport, Law & Order, Defence, Education, Capital & Debt Servicing,Health, and Social Welfare. Click on these categories to find the details of this spending

Actual 2002/03
Actual 2003/04
Actual 2004/05
Actual 2005/06
Actual 2006/07
Budget 2007/08
NZ$ billions
NZ$ billions
NZ$ billions
NZ$ billions
NZ$ billions
Category
NZ$ billions
%
0.019
0.019
0.020
0.017
0.030
Communications
0.025
0.0
0.028
0.032
0.035
0.050
0.123
Treaty of Waitangi
0.029
0.0
0.065
0.079
0.072
0.076
0.084
Industrial Relations
0.080
0.1
0.108
0.128
0.146
0.167
0.163
Immigration
0.161
0.3
0.037
0.284
0.172
0.277
0.208
Energy
0.211
0.3
0.271
0.315
0.352
0.361
0.404
Arts and culture
0.439
0.7
0.546
0.328
0.324
0.603
0.679
Foreign policy
0.469
0.8
0.358
0.415
0.427
0.449
0.481
Special Interests
0.513
0.8
0.496
0.551
0.557
0.626
0.647
Science and research
0.660
1.1
0.428
0.615
0.607
0.684
0.739
Economy
0.753
1.2
0.423
0.505
0.578
0.676
0.799
Government
0.774
1.2
0.638
0.748
0.631
0.642
0.747
Environment
0.784
1.3
0.349
1.099
0.647
0.773
1.009
Housing
0.910
1.5
0.633
0.641
0.667
0.746
0.819
Justice
0.950
1.5
Law & Order
2.136
3.4
Defence
2.224
3.6
Transport
2.298
3.7
Education
9.553
15.3
Capital, Servicing Debt & Collecting Tax
9.760
15.6
Health
12.020
19.2
Social Welfare
17.695
28.3
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48.492
54.929
50.642
56.351
60.079
Total Spending
62.464
100.0

These numbers are sourced from Budget tables with the following delightful titles:

Actual 2002/03
Actual 2003/04
Actual 2004/05
Actual 2005/06
Actual 2006/07
Budget 2007/08
19.398
21.134
20.550
22.415
24.634
 Output expenses
26.580
16.082
14.747
15.012
16.101
17.379
 Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses
17.784
2.624
2.549
2.553
2.678
2.418
 Borrowing Expenses
2.133
5.837
6.117
6.413
9.617
9.252
 Other Expenses
9.742
3.431
8.826
6.077
5.480
6.312
 Capital Expenditure
6.152
0.000
0.000
0.036
0.060
0.084
 Intelligence and security dept expenses and capital expenditure
0.073
1.119
1.558
0.000
0.000
0.000
 Repayment of Debt
0.000
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48.492
54.929
50.642
56.351
60.079
 Total Spending
62.464

 

Source: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/budget2007/estimates/pdfs/est07sumtab.pdf




 
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