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 by:

·       delivering 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 state and local government public authorities to operate ethically and with propriety.

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

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

This chapter provides financial information about the Output to be delivered by the Integrity Commission in 2016‑17 and over the Forward Estimates period (2017‑18 to 2019‑20). 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 community 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.


 

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

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Integrity Commission1

 2 486)

 2 351)

 2 403)

 2 452)

 2 488)

 

 2 486)

 2 351)

 2 403)

 2 452)

 2 488)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 2 486)

 2 351)

 2 403)

 2 452)

 2 488)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in expenditure in 2016‑17 primarily reflects the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2015‑16 for the temporary extension of board funding ($43 000 one‑off) and costs associated with conducting the independent review of the Integrity Commission Act 2009, as required by section 106 of the Act ($60 000 one‑off), and revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals. Funding received for the independent review has been provided by the Integrity Commission to the Department of Justice which is managing the review process.

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

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent1

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

 1 673)

 1 599)

 1 644)

 1 688)

 1 705)

Depreciation and amortisation

  92)

  90)

  86)

  86)

  86)

Supplies and consumables2

  535)

  476)

  487)

  488)

  503)

Other expenses

  186)

  186)

  186)

  190)

  194)

Total expenses from transactions

 2 486)

 2 351)

 2 403)

 2 452)

 2 488)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(96)

(61)

(57)

(57)

(57)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(96)

(61)

(57)

(57)

(57)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(96)

(61)

(57)

(57)

(57)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decreases in Appropriation revenue - recurrent and Employee benefits in 2016‑17 primarily reflect the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2015‑16 for the temporary extension of board funding ($43 000 one‑off) and costs associated with conducting the independent review of the Integrity Commission Act 2009, as required by section 106 of the Act ($60 000 one‑off). Funding received for the independent review has been provided by the Integrity Commission to the Department of Justice which is managing the review process.

2.   The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflects the impact of 2014‑15 Budget Savings Strategies and the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2015‑16.

 


 

Table 13.3:        Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Integrity Commission1

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in appropriation revenue in 2016‑17 reflects the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2015‑16 for the temporary extension of board funding ($43 000 one‑off) and costs associated with conducting the independent review of the Integrity Commission Act 2009, as required by section 106 of the Act ($60 000 one‑off). Funding received for the independent review has been provided by the Integrity Commission to the Department of Justice which is managing the review process.

 


 

Table 13.4:        Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

 

Budget)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

  28)

  41)

  41)

  41)

  41)

Receivables1

  38)

  8)

  8)

  8)

  8)

 

  66)

  49)

  49)

  49)

  49)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment2

  6)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Intangibles

  139)

  107)

  80)

  53)

  26)

Other assets

  315)

  318)

  259)

  200)

  141)

 

  460)

  425)

  339)

  253)

  167)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

  526)

  474)

  388)

  302)

  216)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

  22)

  7)

  7)

  7)

  7)

Provisions1

....)

  65)

  65)

  65)

  65)

Employee benefits1

  417)

  284)

  255)

  226)

  197)

Total liabilities

  439)

  356)

  327)

  298)

  269)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

  87)

  118)

  61)

  4)

(53)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

  87)

  118)

  61)

  4)

(53)

Total equity

  87)

  118)

  61)

  4)

(53)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The variations in Cash and deposits, Receivables, Payables, Provisions and Employee benefits in 2017 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

2.   The decrease in Property, plant and equipment in 2017 reflects the full depreciation of the asset held.

 


 

Table 13.5:        Statement of Cash Flows

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent1

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 Total cash inflows

 2 390)

 2 290)

 2 346)

 2 395)

 2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(1 490)

(1 457)

(1 497)

(1 536)

(1 562)

Superannuation

(173)

(171)

(176)

(181)

(172)

Supplies and consumables2

(541)

(476)

(487)

(488)

(503)

Other cash payments

(186)

(186)

(186)

(190)

(194)

Total cash outflows

(2 390)

(2 290)

(2 346)

(2 395)

(2 431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

  28)

  41)

  41)

  41)

  41)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

  28)

  41)

  41)

  41)

  41)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decreases in Appropriation receipts - recurrent and Employee benefits in 2016‑17 primarily reflect the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2015‑16 for the temporary extension of board funding ($43 000 one‑off) and costs associated with conducting the independent review of the Integrity Commission Act 2009, as required by section 106 of the Act ($60 000 one‑off). Funding received for the independent review has been provided by the Integrity Commission to the Department of Justice which is managing the review process.

2.   The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflects the impact of 2014‑15 Budget Savings Strategies and the cessation of one-off funding provided in 2015‑16.