Paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 (Issued by the Attorney-General under section 55ZF of the Judiciary Act 1903) requires the Australian Bureau of Statistics to make publicly available records of its legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.
For the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, legal services expenditure by the Australian Bureau of Statistics was as follows:
|Total External Legal Service Expenditure||$420,747.11|
|Total Number of Counsel Briefed||0|
|Total Number of Counsel Direct Briefed||0|
|Total Value of Counsel Briefs||$13,540.55|
|Total Value of Disbursements (exclu. Counsel)||$7,838.10|
|Total of Professional Fees Paid||$399,368.46|
For previous years, the records of legal services expenditure are found in the ABS Annual Reports.