16   Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Agency Outline

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions provides criminal law services to the State of Tasmania. The Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973 details the role and functions of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Specifically, the DPP undertakes:

·       the conduct of all criminal prosecutions on indictment in the Supreme Court and in Magistrates Courts where required;

·       investigations and proceedings for restraint orders, pecuniary penalty orders and unexplained wealth declarations pursuant to the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993;

·       the representation of government agencies in the prosecution of regulatory offences;

·       the representation of government agencies in appeals from Magistrates Courts to the Supreme Court;

·       the conduct of all child protection proceedings under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997 on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services; and

·       representation of the Crown in relation to criminal matters, in appeals to the Full Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court.

This chapter provides financial information about the Output to be delivered by the Office in 2016‑17 and over the Forward Estimates period (2017‑18 to 2019‑20). Further information about the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is provided at www.crownlaw.tas.gov.au/dpp.

Key Deliverables

The key deliverables for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions include:

·       contributing to the disruption of serious and organised crime through the enforcement of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993 and Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Amendment (Unexplained Wealth) Act 2013 as a joint initiative with the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management and the prosecution of crimes;

·       undertaking summary prosecution matters on behalf of Work Safe Tasmania, Consumer Building and Occupational Services, and Transport Compliance, and prosecuting serious matters in the Magistrates Court as part of a trial with Tasmania Police; and

·       delivery of continuing professional development.

Output Information

The individual Output for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is provided under:

·       Output Group 1 ‑ The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Table 16.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Table 16.1:        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 - The Office of the Director of

Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1

 8 566)

 7 181)

 7 338)

 7 484)

 7 568)

 

 8 566)

 7 181)

 7 338)

 7 484)

 7 568)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 8 566)

 7 181)

 7 338)

 7 484)

 7 568)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in expenditure in 2016‑17 reflects the transfer of $1.3 million for the Crown's civil litigation functions from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor-General within the Department of Justice.

 

Output Group 1:    The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

This Output provides criminal law services to the State of Tasmania in accordance with the requirements of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act.


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 16.2:        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

 7 657)

 6 393)

 6 550)

 6 696)

 6 787)

Sales of goods and services

  722)

  700)

  700)

  700)

  700)

Other revenue2

  78)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 8 457)

 7 093)

 7 250)

 7 396)

 7 487)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

 6 611)

 5 678)

 5 814)

 5 928)

 5 987)

Depreciation and amortisation

  48)

  48)

  48)

  48)

  41)

Supplies and consumables1,2

 1 297)

  989)

 1 000)

 1 022)

 1 044)

Grants and subsidies

  3)

  3)

  3)

  3)

  3)

Other expenses1

  607)

  463)

  473)

  483)

  493)

Total expenses from transactions

 8 566)

 7 181)

 7 338)

 7 484)

 7 568)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(109)

(88)

(88)

(88)

(81)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(109)

(88)

(88)

(88)

(81)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(109)

(88)

(88)

(88)

(81)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The variations in Appropriation revenue - recurrent, Employee benefits, Supplies and consumables and Other expenses in 2016‑17 reflect the transfer of $1.3 million for the Crown's civil litigation functions from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor-General within the Department of Justice.

2.   The decreases in Other revenue and Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflect the reclassification of the Confiscation of Profits Account from controlled to a true trust account.

 


 

Table 16.3:        Statement of Comprehensive Income - Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Other revenue1

  375)

  500)

  500)

  500)

  500)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

  375)

  500)

  500)

  500)

  500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

  375)

  500)

  500)

  500)

  500)

Total expenses from transactions

  375)

  500)

  500)

  500)

  500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating

balance)

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increases in Other revenue and Transfers to the Consolidated Fund in 2016‑17 reflect estimates of revenue that will result from an increased number of investigations and prosecutions pursuant to the Unexplained Wealth initiative.

 


 

Table 16.4:        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 - The Office of the Director of

Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1,2

 7 056)

 5 885)

 6 030)

 6 166)

 6 252)

 

 7 056)

 5 885)

 6 030)

 6 166)

 6 252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 7 056)

 5 885)

 6 030)

 6 166)

 6 252)

 

 7 056)

 5 885)

 6 030)

 6 166)

 6 252)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary, Travel and Other Allowances, Director of

Public Prosecutions (Director of Public

Prosecutions Act 1973)2

  601)

  508)

  520)

  530)

  535)

 

  601)

  508)

  520)

  530)

  535)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 7 657)

 6 393)

 6 550)

 6 696)

 6 787)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 7 657)

 6 393)

 6 550)

 6 696)

 6 787)

 

 7 657)

 6 393)

 6 550)

 6 696)

 6 787)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decrease in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2016‑17 reflects the transfer of $1.3 million for the Crown's civil litigation functions from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor‑General within the Department of Justice.

2.   Variations include the impact of a Budget neutral reallocation of $112 000 in 2016‑17 between Reserved by Law and general Consolidated Fund funding. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.

 


 

Table 16.5:        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

  625)

  777)

  777)

  777)

  777)

Receivables

  5)

  11)

  11)

  11)

  11)

 

  630)

  788)

  788)

  788)

  788)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

  49)

  35)

  21)

  7)

....)

Intangibles2

  39)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Other assets

  318)

  280)

  246)

  212)

  178)

 

  406)

  315)

  267)

  219)

  178)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 1 036)

 1 103)

 1 055)

 1 007)

  966)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables3

  76)

  16)

  16)

  16)

  16)

Employee benefits

 1 874)

 1 406)

 1 446)

 1 486)

 1 526)

Total liabilities

 1 950)

 1 422)

 1 462)

 1 502)

 1 542)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(914)

(319)

(407)

(495)

(576)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(914)

(319)

(407)

(495)

(576)

Total equity

(914)

(319)

(407)

(495)

(576)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The increase in Cash and deposits in 2017 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

2.   The decrease in Intangibles in 2017 reflects the completion of the development of the new case management system to be used by both the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Department of Justice, but managed by the Department of Justice. The system was categorised as an Intangible asset (work in progress) by the Office during the development stage. As the system is now functional the Intangible asset has been fully amortised.

3.   The decrease in Payables in 2017 reflects an opening balance adjustment of $59 000 for GST Tax Payable.

 


 

Table 16.6:        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

 7 657)

 6 393)

 6 550)

 6 696)

 6 787)

Sales of goods and services

  700)

  700)

  700)

  700)

  700)

Other cash receipts2

  100)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 Total cash inflows

 8 457)

 7 093)

 7 250)

 7 396)

 7 487)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(6 010)

(5 069)

(5 193)

(5 298)

(5 351)

Superannuation1

(690)

(569)

(581)

(590)

(596)

Grants and subsidies

(3)

(3)

(3)

(3)

(3)

Supplies and consumables1,2

(1 297)

(989)

(1 000)

(1 022)

(1 044)

Other cash payments1

(607)

(463)

(473)

(483)

(493)

Total cash outflows

(8 607)

(7 093)

(7 250)

(7 396)

(7 487)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

(150)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash

equivalents held

(150)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the

reporting period

  775)

  777)

  777)

  777)

  777)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting

period

  625)

  777)

  777)

  777)

  777)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The variations in Appropriation receipts - recurrent, Employee benefits, Superannuation, Supplies and consumables and Other cash payments in 2016‑17 reflect the transfer of $1.3 million for the Crown's civil litigation functions from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor-General within the Department of Justice.

2.   The decreases in Other cash receipts and Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflect the reclassification of the Confiscation of Profits Account from controlled to a true trust account.

 


 

Table 16.7:        Statement of Cash Flows - Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Other cash receipts1

  375)

  500)

  500)

  500)

  500)

Total cash inflows

  375)

  500)

  500)

  500)

  500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

(375)

(500)

(500)

(500)

(500)

Total cash outflows

(375)

(500)

(500)

(500)

(500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash

equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the

reporting period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting

period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The increases in Other cash receipts and Transfers to the Consolidated Fund in 2016‑17 reflect estimates of revenue that will result from an increased number of investigations and prosecutions pursuant to the Unexplained Wealth initiative.