Legal expenditure

We report on our legal services expenditure for each financial year. We do this to meet our obligations under the Legal Services Directions 2017.

Access to data

Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were the:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)

We haven’t yet reported as our new department. You can still access information published before we merged.

2018-19 financial year

Agriculture

All figures are exclusive of GST.

Type Figure
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $6,373,747.16
Including disbursements in the amount of $167,485.56
Including briefs to counsel in the amount of $178,025.47
Of which female counsel $16,438.37
Of which male counsel $161,587.10
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $5,723,873.00
Total (External and Internal) Expenditure $12,097,620.16

You can also see past Agriculture legal expenditure reports (NLA archive) .

Environment

All figures are exclusive of GST.

  • Total external legal expenditure for 2018-19 was $4,763,957.
  • Total internal legal expenditure for 2018-19 was $4,999,253.

You can also see past Environment legal expenditure reporting (NLA archive).