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Court administration expenditure

Total recurrent expenditure on court administration services around Australia (excluding the High Court and specialist jurisdiction courts) was $1.34 billion in 2006–07, approximately $900,000 more than in 2005–06. Expenditure on criminal courts' administration was about $570 million for 2006–07, an increase from $525 million in the previous year.

Total criminal court expenditure less income (excluding fines) was $549 million. This amounts to $28 per person in Australia, or $37 per adult.

Total expenditure (less income) on criminal courts in 2006–07 (percent)

Total expenditure (less income) on criminal courts in 2006–07 (percent)

Total = $549,420,000

  • Magistrates' courts incurred 52 percent of all criminal court expenditure in 2006–07, with children's courts an additional five percent.
  • Intermediate courts incurred 30 percent; supreme courts incurred 13 percent.

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