13   Integrity Commission

Agency Outline

The Integrity Commission operates under the Integrity Commission Act 2009 (the Act) and its role is to improve the standard of conduct, propriety and ethics in the public sector through:

·       education and training to prevent misconduct and develop resistance to misconduct;

·       building the capacity of the public sector to prevent and address misconduct; and

·       providing an effective mechanism for misconduct complaints to be addressed.

An important focus for the Integrity Commission is education, advice and prevention of public officer misconduct to strengthen the confidence of Tasmanians in the capacity of the State's public authorities to operate ethically and with propriety.

The Commission also deals with complaints of misconduct which, in some instances, may lead to investigations. The Commission also conducts own motion investigations and has the power to monitor and audit internal investigation processes conducted by public authorities.

The Commission is overseen by a Board that includes the Chief Commissioner, the Ombudsman, the Auditor‑General and other members with specialist expertise.

This chapter provides financial information about the Outputs to be delivered by the Integrity Commission in 2015‑16 and over the Forward Estimates period (2016‑17 to 2018‑19). Further information about the Commission is provided at www.integrity.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

The key initiatives for the Commission include:

·       working with the public and key stakeholders to enhance trust and confidence in public authorities within Tasmania;

·       working cooperatively with public authorities, other integrity entities and the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to prevent misconduct and enhance capacity‑building in dealing with misconduct;

·       educating public authorities and raising public awareness about integrity and ethical conduct; and

·       dealing with misconduct issues in a timely, effective and fair way in accordance with the public interest.

The 2014‑15 Budget requirement for the Commission to achieve savings over the Budget and Forward Estimates period will require it to focus on areas of the highest priority and achieve considerable efficiencies across all its areas of operation. The original 2014‑15 Budget savings requirement has been partly offset by the provision of additional funding in the 2015‑16 Budget.


 

Output Information

The individual Output of the Integrity Commission is provided under:

·       Output Group 1 ‑ Integrity Commission.

Table 13.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Integrity Commission.

Table 13.1:        Output Group Expense Summary

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Integrity Commission1

 2 544)

 2 486)

 2 412)

 2 462)

 2 511)

 

 2 544)

 2 486)

 2 412)

 2 462)

 2 511)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 2 544)

 2 486)

 2 412)

 2 462)

 2 511)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in expenditure reflects the impact of Budget Savings Strategies required to be implemented in the 2014‑15 Budget, partly offset by new funding provided in the 2015‑16 Budget for the temporary extension of Board funding ($43 000 one-off), adjustment of savings requirement ($71 000 ongoing) and costs associated with conducting an independent review of the Integrity Commission Act, as required by section 106 of the Act ($60 000 one-off).

Output Group 1:   Integrity Commission

1.1 Integrity Commission

This Output provides:

·       education and capacity-building for public officers and enhancing public confidence in the integrity and ethical conduct of the public sector;

·       preventative and advisory functions to public officers; and

·       complaint handling/assessment and the conduct of investigations and inquiries as outlined in the Act.


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 13.2:        Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent1

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

 1 697)

 1 673)

 1 659)

 1 704)

 1 748)

Depreciation and amortisation

  92)

  92)

  91)

  85)

  85)

Supplies and consumables1

  574)

  535)

  476)

  487)

  488)

Other expenses

  181)

  186)

  186)

  186)

  190)

Total expenses from transactions

 2 544)

 2 486)

 2 412)

 2 462)

 2 511)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(123)

(96)

(122)

(116)

(116)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(123)

(96)

(122)

(116)

(116)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(123)

(96)

(122)

(116)

(116)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent and Supplies and consumables reflects the impact of Budget Savings Strategies required to be implemented in the 2014‑15 Budget, partly offset by new funding provided in the 2015‑16 Budget for the temporary extension of Board funding ($43 000 one-off), adjustment of savings requirement ($71 000 ongoing) and costs associated with conducting an independent review of the Integrity Commission Act, as required by section 106 of the Act ($60 000 one-off).

 


 

Table 13.3:        Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Integrity Commission1

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease reflects the impact of Budget Savings Strategies required to be implemented in the 2014‑15 Budget, partly offset by new funding provided in the 2015‑16 Budget for the temporary extension of Board funding ($43 000 one-off), adjustment of savings requirement ($71 000 ongoing) and review costs ($60 000 one-off).


 

Table 13.4:        Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2015)

 

Budget)

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

  8)

  28)

  28)

  28)

  28)

Receivables

  15)

  38)

  38)

  38)

  38)

 

  23)

  66)

  66)

  66)

  66)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

  15)

  6)

....)

....)

....)

Intangibles

  169)

  139)

  113)

  87)

  61)

Other assets

  363)

  315)

  256)

  197)

  138)

 

  547)

  460)

  369)

  284)

  199)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

  570)

  526)

  435)

  350)

  265)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

  12)

  22)

  22)

  22)

  22)

Employee benefits

  431)

  417)

  448)

  479)

  510)

Total liabilities

  443)

  439)

  470)

  501)

  532)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

  127)

  87)

(35)

(151)

(267)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

  127)

  87)

(35)

(151)

(267)

Total equity

  127)

  87)

(35)

(151)

(267)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 13.5:        Statement of Cash Flows

 

2014-15)

 

Budget)

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 Total cash inflows

 2 421)

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 499)

(1 490)

(1 457)

(1 497)

(1 536)

Superannuation

(167)

(173)

(171)

(176)

(181)

Supplies and consumables

(574)

(541)

(476)

(487)

(488)

Other cash payments

(181)

(186)

(186)

(186)

(190)

Total cash outflows

(2 421)

(2 390)

(2 290)

(2 346)

(2 395)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

  8)

  28)

  28)

  28)

  28)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

  8)

  28)

  28)

  28)

  28)