5     Department of Justice

Agency Outline

The Department of Justice provides services that contribute to achieving a fair, just and safe Tasmania by providing an accessible system of justice, protecting and respecting rights, improving laws, influencing positive behaviour and enforcing responsibilities.

The Department is responsible to: the Attorney‑General and Minister for Justice, and the Minister for Corrections, Hon Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC; the Minister for Planning and Local Government, Hon Peter Gutwein MP; and the Minister for Building and Construction, Hon Adam Brooks MP.

The Department provides administrative support for: the Supreme and Magistrates Courts; Tasmanian Industrial Commission; Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania; Tasmanian Electoral Commission; Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal; WorkCover Tasmania Board; Guardianship and Administration Board; Mental Health Tribunal; Parole Board of Tasmania; Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal; and the Tasmanian Planning Commission (TPC). It also supports the statutory offices of: the Solicitor‑General; Director of Public Prosecutions; Public Guardian; and the Anti‑Discrimination Commissioner. Each of these areas is separately accountable to Parliament.

The Department comprises: Corrective Services; Crown Law; the Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading; the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages; WorkSafe Tasmania; Building Standards and Occupational Licensing; Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service; Victims Support Services; Strategic Legislation and Policy; Corporate Support and Strategy; and the Office of the Secretary.

By working closely with the community, other parts of government and relevant statutory bodies, the Department aims to:

·       support Ministers by providing honest, comprehensive, accurate and timely advice;

·       administer and develop courts, tribunals, statutory and regulatory bodies that promote, protect and enforce laws;

·       inform the community about laws, rights and responsibilities;

·       undertake law and policy development;

·       support the community to achieve effective outcomes in the justice system;

·       provide a sustainable, safe, secure, humane and effective corrections system; and

·       ensure all aspects of the Department's activities are conducted effectively, efficiently and safely.

This chapter provides the Department's financial information for 2016‑17 and over the Forward Estimates period (2017‑18 to 2019‑20). Further information on the Department is available at www.justice.tas.gov.au.


Key Deliverables

The Government has committed to a series of policies to combat crime, protect workplaces and make the community safer. The Department is working to implement this agenda.

Table 5.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimate allocations for key deliverables.

Table 5.1:       Key Deliverables Statement

 

2016-17

 

Budget

2017-18

Forward

Estimate

2018-19

Forward

Estimate

2019-20

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Replacement and Refurbishment - Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

693

....

....

....

Civil and Administrative Tribunal Project

120

....

....

....

Corrective Services - Compulsory Treatment of Sex Offenders

300

300

300

300

iplan Stage Two: Integrated Planning and Building Portal

....

475

900

525

Legal Assistance

496

....

....

....

Office of the Public Guardian

300

100

100

100

Planning Policy Unit

200

200

200

200

Supreme Court of Tasmania Security Upgrades

570

120

120

120

Tasmanian Planning Commission

200

200

200

200

Tasmanian Prison Infrastructure - Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison

847

1 464

1 291

1 291

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Replacement and Refurbishment - Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

The capital funding of $693 000 is to upgrade the electronic security systems within the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison, to ensure critical security requirements of the prison continue to operate effectively.

Civil and Administrative Tribunal Project

After widespread consultation with key stakeholders and from submissions received back from the public consultation, there is widespread support for the establishment of a consolidated Civil and Administrative Tribunal in Tasmania. Funding of $120 000 has been provided to progress this work.

Corrective Services - Compulsory Treatment of Sex Offenders

Funding of $300 000 per annum has been provided to the Tasmanian Prison Service (TPS) to give effect to recent changes to the Corrections Act 1997 in regard to the compulsory treatment of sex offenders within the prison. The funding will enable the TPS to increase its existing program offerings.

iplan Stage Two: Integrated Planning and Building Portal

Stage Two of the iplan project will make Tasmania's online 'one stop shop' development approvals system one of the best in the nation by the end of the implementation phase in 2020. It places Tasmania in a strong position to benefit from the advanced rollout of the national broadband network, and the rapid changes in technology and information delivery, and complements the development of the statewide Tasmanian planning scheme.

The system will benefit every home builder and commercial developer in the State, as they will have real time access to the planning and building rules that apply to their land to help them make decisions about their project. They will also be able to track the progress of their applications to Council.

Stage 2 is a $3.3 million investment from Government that will commence immediately from current resources and will be completed with a capital injection of $1.9 million over three years from 2017‑18.

Industry and local government requested that the Department develop iplan further. The full funding of Stage 2 delivers further on the Government's promise of a faster, fairer, simpler and cheaper planning and building process in Tasmania.

Legal Assistance

Australian Government funding for the provision of legal assistance services was reduced under the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services, signed in 2015. Funding of $496 000 has been provided in 2016‑17 to assist the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and the State's Community Legal Centres to maintain current service levels whilst restructuring of legal assistance services and longer term funding negotiations with the Australian Government continue.

Office of the Public Guardian

Additional funding of $100 000 per annum has been provided to the Office of the Public Guardian to assist the Office to meet increasing cost and demand pressures. In addition, funding of $200 000 has been provided to the Office in 2016‑17 to develop a case management system to better manage increasing demand on the Office and improve efficiency and reporting capabilities.

Planning Policy Unit

The Planning Policy Unit will lead future legislative and policy reforms and maintain the statewide content of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. The Unit is responsible for delivery of significant planning reforms to implement the Government's election commitments, including establishing the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and developing new policies to provide strategic guidance to the planning system. The Unit is also responsible for leading policy and legislative reforms for planning, including reforms to major project assessment processes and the new legislation to support the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. Additional funding of $200 000 per annum has been provided from 2016‑17 onwards to support these reforms.

The Tasmanian Planning Scheme will provide consistency in the planning controls applying across the State, giving greater certainty to proponents and the Tasmanian community about what use and development can occur. The new Tasmanian Planning Policies will support strategic planning for the Tasmanian community's future land use needs on a range of matters such as settlement and community infrastructure; economic development; transport and infrastructure; natural hazards; and natural and cultural heritage.

Supreme Court of Tasmania Security Upgrades

Capital funding of $450 000 has been provided to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2016‑17 to improve the systems and the level of security at the Supreme Court for staff and visitors. In addition, recurrent funding of $120 000 per annum has been provided for the employment of additional security staff.

Tasmanian Planning Commission

The Department has undertaken structural reform in the provision of planning services. As part of that structural reform the Tasmanian Planning Commission's (TPC) core statutory assessment functions have been expanded and planning policy functions have been realigned to a new Planning Policy Unit in the Department. Additional funding of $200 000 per annum has been provided to the TPC for additional professional resources to undertake new statutory functions under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Scheme) Act 2015 and the assessment of increasing numbers of zoning and other amendment applications. 

Tasmanian Prison Infrastructure - Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison

The Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison has reached or exceeded capacity over the last 12 months. Capital funding of $850 000 over two years has been provided to purchase and install five four‑bed accommodation units for the accommodation of minimum‑security female inmates, thereby increasing capacity in the Prison by 20 beds. Associated recurrent funding for additional correctional officers with a full‑year recurrent cost of $1.3 million from 2018‑19 has also been provided. Pro‑rata recurrent funding has been provided in 2016‑17 ($272 000) and 2017‑18 ($1.2 million) during the construction period.

 


Output Restructure

The Department has implemented the following Output restructures as part of the 2016-17 Budget:

·       Output 4.3 Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops within the Department of Justice has been transferred to Output 2.3 Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops within the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment in accordance with reforms to the regulation of the Poppy industry, including the transfer of responsibility for the Poppy Advisory and Control Board from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice to the Minister for Primary Industries and Water;

·       as at 1 November 2015, the Crown's civil litigation functions were transferred from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor-General within the Department of Justice. It is noted that while the transfer of functions commenced on 1 November 2015, the Budget transfer takes place from 1 July 2016;

·       the former Output 1.7 Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has been renamed Equal Opportunity Tasmania;

·       a new Output 4.3 Planning Policy and Reform has been created within the Department. This Output has been created to separate the planning policy functions from statutory assessment functions. Statutory functions remain with Output 4.1 Tasmanian Planning Commission, and policy functions will be undertaken by the new Output 4.3 Planning and Policy Reform; and

·       the addition of the Building and Construction Portfolio to the Department of Justice has resulted in the transfer of some Outputs between portfolios. Output 1.10 Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal, Output 3.5 Building and Occupational Licensing Services and Output 4.1 WorkSafe Tasmania have been transferred from the Treasurer to the Minister for Building and Construction. Output 3.4 Consumer Services has been transferred from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice to the Minister for Building and Construction.

Output Information

Outputs of the Department of Justice are provided under the following Output Groups:

·       Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice;

·       Output Group 2 - Legal Services;

·       Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection; and

·       Output Group 4 - Regulatory and Other Services.

Table 5.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Department.


Table 5.2:       Output Group Expense Summary

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.9  Tasmanian Industrial Commission

 1 301)

 1 334)

 1 364)

 1 392)

 1 412)

 

 1 301)

 1 334)

 1 364)

 1 392)

 1 412)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Supreme Court Services2

 12 238)

 12 706)

 12 939)

 13 168)

 13 329)

1.2  Magisterial Court Services

 15 090)

 15 298)

 15 612)

 15 901)

 16 093)

1.3  Births, Deaths and Marriages

 1 589)

 1 616)

 1 639)

 1 662)

 1 679)

1.4  Support and Compensation for Victims of Crime3

 6 829)

 7 828)

 7 930)

 8 032)

 7 231)

1.5  Legal Aid4

 12 365)

 14 798)

 13 850)

 14 149)

 14 103)

1.6  Protective Jurisdictions5

 3 263)

 3 447)

 3 522)

 3 589)

 3 632)

1.7  Equal Opportunity Tasmania

 1 546)

 1 584)

 1 618)

 1 646)

 1 664)

1.8  Elections and Referendums6

 2 017)

 2 852)

 5 927)

 4 669)

 2 591)

 

 54 937)

 60 129)

 63 037)

 62 816)

 60 322)

Output Group 2 - Legal Services

 

 

 

 

 

2.1  Crown Law7

 4 656)

 6 277)

 6 419)

 6 546)

 6 630)

2.2  Legislation Development and Review

 1 145)

 1 173)

 1 201)

 1 225)

 1 240)

 

 5 801)

 7 450)

 7 620)

 7 771)

 7 870)

Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

 

 

 

 

 

3.3  Enforcement of Monetary Penalties8

 7 046)

 7 890)

 7 931)

 8 021)

 8 100)

 

 7 046)

 7 890)

 7 931)

 8 021)

 8 100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Planning and Local Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.11 Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

 1 644)

 1 705)

 1 751)

 1 793)

 1 823)

 

 1 644)

 1 705)

 1 751)

 1 793)

 1 823)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 5.2:       Output Group Expense Summary (continued)

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 4 - Regulatory and Other Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.2  Tasmanian Planning Commission9

 6 215)

 5 104)

 4 760)

 4 852)

 4 917)

4.3  Planning Policy and Reform10

....)

 1 057)

  669)

  679)

  686)

 

 6 215)

 6 161)

 5 429)

 5 531)

 5 603)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Corrections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

 

 

 

 

 

3.1  Prison Services11

 62 402)

 63 730)

 65 244)

 66 676)

 67 681)

3.2  Community Corrective Services12

 9 799)

 10 066)

 10 309)

 9 987)

 10 106)

 

 72 201)

 73 796)

 75 553)

 76 663)

 77 787)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Building and Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.10 Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal

 1 689)

 1 696)

 1 719)

 1 743)

 1 746)

 

 1 689)

 1 696)

 1 719)

 1 743)

 1 746)

Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

 

 

 

 

 

3.4  Consumer Services

 2 699)

 2 763)

 2 841)

 2 926)

 3 003)

3.5  Building and Occupational Licensing Services13

 4 527)

 9 129)

 9 126)

 9 126)

 9 156)

 

 7 226)

 11 892)

 11 967)

 12 052)

 12 159)

Output Group 4 - Regulatory and Other Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1  WorkSafe Tasmania13

 12 576)

 10 871)

 11 138)

 11 394)

 11 559)

 

 12 576)

 10 871)

 11 138)

 11 394)

 11 559)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

 16 549)

 15 866)

 16 158)

 16 329)

 16 475)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 187 185)

 198 790)

 203 667)

 205 505)

 204 856)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The 2015‑16 Budget comparative figures presented in this table have been adjusted to reflect the transfer of Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops from the Department of Justice to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Accordingly, the 2015‑16 figures for the Department will differ from those published in the 2015‑16 Budget.

2.   The increase in Supreme Court Services in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $120 000 to improve security in the Supreme Court, and revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

3.   The increase in Support and Compensation for Victims of Crime in 2016‑17 reflects expenditure associated with the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020. The decrease in 2019‑20 reflects the completion of the plan.

4.   The increase in Legal Aid in 2016‑17 primarily reflects changes in funding arrangements to community legal centres under the National Partnership Agreement for Legal Assistance. Previously payments to community legal centres were paid through the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Under the new agreement the payments are made through the Department. The increase also reflects additional one‑off funding of $496 000 provided by the Government in 2016‑17, and expenditure associated with the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020.

5.   The increase in Protective Jurisdictions in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $100 000 per annum provided to the Office of the Public Guardian.

6.   The movements in Elections and Referendums reflect the timing of funding provided for the various elections undertaken by the Tasmanian Electoral Office.

7.   The increase in Crown Law from 2016‑17 reflects the transfer of the civil litigation functions previously undertaken through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor‑General in the Department.

8.   The increase in Enforcement of Monetary Penalties in 2016‑17 reflects an adjustment to amortisation rates for the Fines Infringement Notices Database (FIND).

9.   The decrease in Tasmanian Planning Commission in 2016‑17 reflects an internal Department restructure in the provision of planning services, and the cessation of part of the one‑off funding provided in 2015‑16 for the single statewide planning scheme, offset by additional funding of $200 000 per annum provided in 2016‑17.

10. The increase in Planning Policy and Reform in 2016‑17 reflects an internal Department restructure in the provision of planning services, additional funding of $200 000 per annum provided in 2016‑17, and the allocation of funds carried forward under Section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986.

11. The increase in Prison Services in 2016‑17 and across the Forward Estimates reflects additional operational funding for the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison and the delivery of mandatory treatment of sex offenders.

12. The decrease in Community Corrective Services from 2018‑19 reflects the completion of funding for the Back on Track Program.

13. The increase in Building and Occupational Licensing Services and the decrease in WorkSafe Tasmania in 2016‑17 primarily reflects the realignment of service responsibilities as a result of an internal Department restructure undertaken in 2014-15.

 

Output Group 1:  Administration of Justice

1.1 Supreme Court Services

This Output is responsible for supporting the Judiciary in the just and timely resolution of criminal and civil matters in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has unlimited jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters and acts as a court of review for the Magistrates Court and a range of other decision making bodies.

1.2 Magisterial Court Services

This Output is responsible for the operation of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania at registries in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie, and several country courts on a regular circuit basis.

1.3 Births, Deaths and Marriages

This Output provides services involving the registration of a range of life events which legislation requires or enables to be registered. By the provision of these services it aims to preserve the rights of individuals including the right to a unique identity.

1.4 Support and Compensation for Victims of Crime

This Output manages services provided by the Department to support victims in their recovery from the impacts of crime. The Output includes administration of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

1.5 Legal Aid

This Output provides legal advice, education and representation on a means tested basis. It operates under State legislation with joint State and Australian Government funding and provides services in accordance with an Australian Government‑State Government Agreement.

1.6 Protective Jurisdictions

This Output includes:

·       the Guardianship and Administration Board which determines applications and performs functions under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995, the Disability Services Act 2011, the Wills Act 2008 and the Powers of Attorney Act 2000. These functions primarily relate to appointing guardians and administrators for persons with disabilities; registering and reviewing appointments of enduring guardians; reviewing enduring powers of attorney for persons with a disability under the Powers of Attorney Act; and creating statutory wills;

·       the Public Guardian who, when appointed by the Guardianship and Administration Board, acts as the guardian or administrator for persons with decision making disabilities, promotes and protects their interests and provides education on the operation of the Guardianship and Administration Act; and

·       the Mental Health Tribunal which makes treatment orders that authorise the treatment of patients who are unable to provide informed consent under the Mental Health Act 2013 and conducts regular reviews of those orders to determine whether the order should be affirmed, varied or discharged. In addition, the Tribunal also reviews restriction and supervision orders of patients (under the Criminal Justice (Mental Impairment) Act 1999), authorises treatment for such patients who are unable to provide informed consent and approves leaves of absence for patients subject to restriction orders (under both Acts).

1.7 Equal Opportunity Tasmania

Operating under the Anti‑Discrimination Act 1998, this Output supports the Anti‑Discrimination Commissioner's functions, including the investigation and conciliation of complaints regarding alleged discrimination and prohibited behaviour, advising government on compliance with the Act and education and promotion across Tasmania of equal opportunity, human rights and compliance with the Act. The Commissioner must refer unresolved complaints to the Anti‑Discrimination Tribunal and can also grant exemptions, or reject applications for exemption, from the Act.

1.8 Elections and Referendums

This Output is responsible for the administration of State elections and referendums. Through such services, it contributes to the preservation of the State's parliamentary democracy. It is also responsible for the management and maintenance of electoral rolls for State and local governments, administration of electoral and enrolment policy and systems and the implementation of electoral boundary redistributions.

The Electoral Commissioner also has statutory responsibility for Aboriginal Land Council and local government elections. The latter are conducted on a cost recovery basis.

1.9 Tasmanian Industrial Commission

The Commission is an independent tribunal established under the Industrial Relations Act 1984. The Commission exercises jurisdiction over the Tasmanian State Service for which it is to:

·       conciliate and arbitrate to resolve industrial disputes, including claims of unfair dismissal;

·       fix wage rates and set terms and conditions of employment by making industrial awards; and

·       approve enterprise and industrial agreements.

1.10 Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal

This Output resolves disputes as to the payment of workers compensation entitlements on matters referred by employers, employees and insurers. The Tribunal is funded from the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Fund. This Output also provides administrative support for the Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal, the Asbestos Compensation Tribunal, Anti‑Discrimination Tribunal the Health Practitioners Tribunal.

1.11 Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal

This Output provides for the hearing of appeals regarding heritage, planning, marine and environmental decisions and determines applications for orders under relevant legislation.

Table 5.3:       Performance Information - Output Group 1

 

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2013‑14

Actual

2014‑15

Actual

2015‑16

Target

2016‑17

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court - Criminal Jurisdiction

 

 

 

 

 

Pending cases older than 12 months

%

26.4

27.6

15.0

15.0

Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation1

$

18 849

17 078

14 000

17 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court - Civil Jurisdiction

 

 

 

 

 

Pending cases older than 12 months

%

31.6

34.9

30.0

30.0

Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation

$

3 259

3 456

3 500

3 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrates Court - Criminal Jurisdiction

 

 

 

 

 

Pending cases older than six months

%

26.9

32.3

30.0

30.0

Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation

$

631

530

550

550

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrates Court - Youth Justice Division

 

 

 

 

 

Pending cases older than six months

%

22.1

27.9

20.0

20.0

Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation

$

856

577

650

650

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrates Court - Civil Division

 

 

 

 

 

Pending cases older than six months

%

42.7

43.9

30.0

30.0

Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation

$

141

220

90

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrates Court - Coronial Division

 

 

 

 

 

Pending cases older than 12 months

%

36.4

33.2

20.0

20.0

Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation2

$

763

1 962

900

900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 5.3:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1 (continued)

 

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2013‑14

Actual

2014‑15

Actual

2015‑16

Target

2016‑17

Target

 

 

 

 

 

Births, Deaths and Marriages

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Cost per Transaction

$

13.97

14.50

14.50

14.50

Registration within seven days of receipt

%

70

80

80

80

Certificates within seven days of receipt

%

65

70

65

65

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Aid

 

 

 

 

 

Duty Lawyer Services

Number

2 582

2 973

2 900

2 960

Legal Advice to Clients

Number

6 637

5 881

5 700

5 800

Applications for Legal Aid Approved

Number

5 645

4 927

6 200

6 350

Telephone Advice Line Calls

Number

20 027

18 524

23 200

23 650

 

 

 

 

 

Protective Jurisdictions - Guardianship and Administration Board

 

 

 

 

 

Matters determined within statutory time frame

%

79.0

72.0

100.0

100.0

Number of hearings per sitting

Number

4.7

5.2

5.2

5.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity Tasmania3

 

 

 

 

 

Complaints received

Number

181

142

190

160

Complaint assessment decisions made

Number

173

139

185

157

Complaints accepted for investigation

Number

126

91

148

110

 

%

72.8

65

80

70

Accepted complaints resolved by the parties reaching agreement facilitated by the Tasmanian Anti‑Discrimination Commissioner

Number

72

83

100

82

 

%

57

91

70

75

Number of complaints finalised

Number

175

186

190

180

Complaints received and finalised within 6 months

%

46

60

60

65

Complaints received and finalised within 9 months

%

61

69

80

80

Complaints received and finalised within 12 months

%

74

78

98

90

Training/education sessions delivered

Number

273

239

290

250

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Council Elections

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative Council Participation Rate

%

83.3

81.2

85.0

85.0

Legislative Council Rate of Informal Votes

%

3.9

5.0

3.5

3.5

Legislative Council ‑ Election Cost Per Enrolled Elector

$

9.3

10.3

8.0

11.0

Roll Maintenance Cost per Elector

$

0.75

0.79

0.77

0.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasmanian Industrial Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Clearance Rate4

%

76.8

81.4

100

100

Proportion of matters finalised within three months4

%

65

68

75

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 5.3:       Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1 (continued)

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2013‑14

Actual

2014‑15

Actual

2015‑16

Target

2016‑17

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

 

 

 

 

 

Proportion of substantive decisions of Resource Management Planning Appeal Tribunal resolved by mediation (consent)

%

72.9

79.1

78.0

78.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2014

Actual

2018

Target

2022
Target

2026
Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Assembly Elections5

 

 

 

 

 

House of Assembly Election Participation Rate

%

93.5

94.0

94.0

94.0

House of Assembly Rate of Informal Votes

%

4.8

4.4

4.4

4.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The Real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation is a broad measure of 'cost per case' and is directly affected by the number of cases finalised in each reporting year, whereas the total overhead expenditure is largely fixed. The indicator can also be affected by fee revenue fluctuations, and differential case management of particular categories of cases, for example, criminal or civil trials, pleas of guilty, civil default judgments etc. The number of case finalisations in 2014-15 was lower than expected and was affected by the temporary effect of a number of lengthy cases which consumed a larger proportion of judicial sitting time.

2.   The apportionment and allocation of magistrates, coroners and court staff between Magistrates Criminal and Civil, Youth Justice and Coronial Divisions has been revised to better reflect actual resources and expenditure in each area. This resulted in a significant increase in real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation during the reporting period in the Coronial Division, as two Magistrates were allocated full‑time to Coronial duties, and coronial finalisations during the period decreased from 536 to 489.

3.   The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has been renamed Equal Opportunity Tasmania.

4.   The Clearance Rate is the proportion of matters finalised during a reporting period expressed as a percentage of those lodged during the same period.

5.   The House of Assembly Election Participation Rate, and the House of Assembly Rate of Informal Votes are measured on a calendar year basis.

 

Performance Information Comments

Table 5.3 reports actual and target data for efficiency and effectiveness indicators for the Administration of Justice Output Group. Indicators for court services are taken from chapter 7 Courts of the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services 2016. The indicators are:

·       a backlog indicator or pending cases older than a given time period, as an indicator of the timeliness of case processing. It is derived by comparing the age (in elapsed time) of a court's pending caseload against time standards. The indicator recognises that case processing must take some time and that this time does not necessarily equal delay. Timeliness is often affected by delays caused by factors outside the direct control of the Court such as the preparedness and availability of the parties, prosecutors, legal representatives and witnesses; and


·       cost per finalisation or real net recurrent expenditure per finalisation, as an indicator of efficiency. This indicator is not a measure of the actual cost per case. It is derived by dividing the total net recurrent expenditure within each Court for the financial year by the total number of finalisations for the same period (net recurrent expenditure refers to expenditure minus income, where income is derived from court fees and other revenue but excludes revenue from fines).

Supreme Court - Criminal Jurisdiction

The Court continues to aim to achieve the national target of no more than 10 per cent of pending cases being older than 12 months. It should be noted that the majority of Australian jurisdictions do not achieve this target. It should also be noted that a relatively small number of cases can have a significant impact on Court indicators in Tasmania.

Supreme Court - Civil Jurisdiction

The age of pending cases is managed according to the Court's active case management processes which focus on ensuring cases are ready for trial at the appropriate time. Once cases are ready for trial, there is a minimal delay in listing them before a judge. It should be noted that many external factors can affect the timeliness of finalisation of cases, including the availability of parties and their counsel, and witnesses. Also, a relatively small number of cases can have a significant impact on Court indicators in Tasmania.

Magistrates Court - Criminal Jurisdiction and Youth Justice Division

Staff of the Magistrates Court provide support to the magistrates and work with court users to help ensure the timely and just resolution of the range of matters which are brought before the court.

Magistrates Court - Coronial Division

The net recurrent expenditure per finalisation in the Coronial Division is particularly sensitive to the number of significant coronial inquests held each year.

Births, Deaths and Marriages

The performance assessment for this Output focuses on efficiency and timeliness of this Output's service delivery.

Unit cost per transaction represents the aggregation of a wide range of transaction types. These transaction types include: the registration and provision of certificates for births, deaths and marriages; changes of name; changes of sex; adoptions; and the registration of significant and caring relationships.

The cost of each type of transaction may vary significantly from the aggregate measure. The unit cost per transaction measure is sensitive to variations in demand, as the Output has a high proportion of fixed costs.

Legal Aid

The Commission provides duty lawyer services on a daily basis at the Courts in Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart to assist people appearing for the first time. This service ensures the efficient processing of unrepresented defendants through the court process. The Duty Lawyer will explain the options for a first appearance and represent the person in any bail application or assist with a plea if required. This indicator reflects the volume of work undertaken by the Commission.


The Commission runs free legal advice sessions in all four of its offices around the State. Lawyers provide face to face advice to clients in the Launceston and Hobart offices during advertised times and advice via video services to clients visiting the Burnie and Devonport offices. The lawyers providing this advice work in the Commission's telephone advice service in either the Launceston or Hobart office. This indicator reflects the volume of work undertaken by the Commission.

The Commission, through its Grants Section, assesses requests by lawyers from the private profession and its in‑house lawyers for legal aid grants to represent clients in various matters. These grants of aid are subject to a means and merit test. The request process is online via the Commission's Internet site. The Commission publishes guidelines relating to the types of matters where aid is granted. This indicator reflects the volume of work undertaken by the Commission.

The Commission operates a free telephone advice service five days a week during business hours. Any member of the Tasmanian community can access this service. The staff providing this service are lawyers and are located in either Hobart or Launceston. Call centre technology provides the mechanism to queue and process these calls. The service deals with 22 000 calls on average per year. This indicator reflects the volume of work undertaken by the Commission.

Protective Jurisdictions

The Protective Jurisdictions are responsible for reviewing orders and hearing applications relating to rights of, and protections for, persons with decision making disabilities. Because of the nature of the decisions, there are statutory requirements to perform the functions within a defined timeframe.

The percentage of matters determined within the statutory timeframe is an indicator of the effectiveness of jurisdictions in managing caseloads within the defined timeframe.

One of the significant costs of these jurisdictions is the payment of Board members to preside over hearings. The number of hearings per sitting (or session) is an indicator of the efficiency of the hearing processes adopted by the Guardianship and Administration Board. However, too many hearings per sitting (i.e. less time for consideration) may undermine the quality of decision making by Board members.

Equal Opportunity Tasmania

Complaints received and assessment decisions made indicates the level of complaint assessment work undertaken by the Commissioner's office and to some extent reflects levels of awareness of the Anti‑Discrimination Act as a means to deal with discrimination complaints.

The number of complaints accepted indicates the level of complaints that the Commissioner has determined allege conduct that is within the scope of the Act.

Complaints resolved provides a measure of the extent to which the Commissioner is successful in assisting the parties to complaints to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. Resolution of complaints through alternative dispute resolution is a key objective of the legislation and is of benefit not only to the parties, but to the legal system and community more broadly as it avoids disputes escalating and having to be litigated.

The number of complaints finalised indicates the net increase or decrease in the number of open complaints. Increased finalisation numbers indicate improved timeliness and management of complaints.

The time taken to finalise complaints is important as delays in complaints being finalised can result in parties dropping out of the process. Improvement in the numbers of complaints being finalised within 12 months is an indication of improved focus on timely complaint management and resolution.


Training and education sessions delivered provides a measure of the extent to which the Commissioner is disseminating information about discrimination and prohibited conduct and the effects of discrimination and prohibited conduct, and promoting acceptable attitudes, acts and practices relating to discrimination and prohibited conduct (functions under section 6(b) and (d) of the Anti‑Discrimination Act). Training and education are key functions of the Commissioner and are of benefit through promoting compliance and assisting people and organisations to avoid engaging in conduct that may be in breach of the Act, thereby avoiding the risk of being the subject of a complaint under the Act.

Elections and Referendums

The performance indicators for this Output focus on the effectiveness and efficiency of the electoral process and maintenance of the electoral roll.

The Electoral Commission reports on participation rate (i.e. proportion of enrolled electors who voted), and whether voters cast their votes correctly (i.e. informal votes as a proportion of the total votes cast).

Tasmanian Industrial Commission

The clearance rate is a measure of the efficiency of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission and indicates whether the Commission is keeping up with its work load.

The proportion of matters finalised within three months is an indicator of timeliness of the resolution of disputes. Performance against this indicator is a measure of the effectiveness of the Commission's case management, together with the preparation of the parties to the dispute. In the majority of cases where matters take longer than three months to settle, the delay is at the instigation of the parties.

Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

The settlement of disputes through mediation (consent) provides a fair and cost effective way of resolving disputes. The Tribunal is committed to the continued use of mediation to resolve disputes. The targets have been set to increase the proportion of disputes resolved through mediation.

Output Group 2:  Legal Services

2.1 Crown Law

This Output aims to protect the interests of the Crown by providing legal services and advice.

2.2 Legislation Development and Review

This Output provides advice to assist the Attorney‑General with the formation of strategic policy and development of legislation which the Department administers. It also provides support to the Attorney‑General in the discharge of parliamentary, legal and Ministerial duties, including participation in the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council, administration of copyright and advice in relation to cooperative legislative schemes.


Table 5.4:       Performance Information - Output Group 2

 

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2013‑14

Actual

2014‑15

Actual

2015‑16

Target

2016‑17

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crown Law

 

 

 

 

 

Notionally chargeable time

%

70

74

60

60

Number of new matters1

File

1 843

1 660

1 700

1 700

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The Number of new matters is dictated by demand from government agencies for legal services. This demand is subject to fluctuations over time.

 

Performance Information Comments

The performance indicators for this Output Group focus on the demand for the services provided and the effective use of legal practitioners' time. The target of 60 per cent of practitioners' time being chargeable is based on the normal expectation in private practice. This target is based on notional chargeable hours. The number of new matters commenced provides a broad indication of demand for transactional legal services.


Output Group 3:  Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

3.1 Prison Services

This Output aims to provide a safer Tasmania by ensuring the secure containment of inmates and offering them opportunities for rehabilitation and personal development. It maintains facilities that provide care and custody, at various levels of security, for inmates and persons detained in custody. It also provides safe, secure transport between prison and courts.

3.2 Community Corrective Services

This Output supports a variety of non‑custodial sentencing options. It is responsible for pre‑parole reporting to the Parole Board, pre‑sentence reporting to the Courts, community service orders, probation and parole supervision, and the delivery of educational, therapeutic and criminogenic programs. It provides these services in accordance with the Sentencing Act 1997, the Corrections Act and various other Acts that include sentencing provisions.

3.3 Enforcement of Monetary Penalties

This Output is responsible for the collection and enforcement of monetary penalties imposed by courts and other authorities. It ensures that the integrity of orders for payment of fines is maintained and maximises the collection of revenue by utilising Service Tasmania shops, telephone systems and the Internet to provide avenues of payment for clients.

3.4 Consumer Services

The Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading is the principal advisor to the Government on matters affecting the interests of consumers. Supporting the Australian Consumer Law, it regulates consumer markets, administers consumer laws and provides support to the Rental Deposit Authority and the Residential Tenancy Commissioner.

3.5 Building and Occupational Licensing Services

This Output has oversight of the regulatory scheme for building in Tasmania, including the issuing of instructions, the mandating of forms, the provision of advice, and monitoring of compliance with the Building Act 2000 and the National Construction Code, by way of audits.

It also has oversight of the licensing and accreditation of defined occupations, which are currently, electricians, plumbers and gasfitters, and building practitioners. This includes undertaking licensing audits and, in the case of electricians, the inspection of the work undertaken.

The Director, Building Control is the Security of Payments Official and is responsible for the appointment of nominating authorities in the scheme under the legislation.


Table 5.5:       Performance Information - Output Group 3

 

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2013‑14

Actual

2014‑15

Actual

2015‑16

Target

2016‑17

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Services

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of prisoners returning to corrective services within two years of release1

%

49.4

50.0

48

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Escape Rate - Secure Perimeter

Number per 100 prisoner years

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prison Escape Rate - Open Perimeter

Number per 100 prisoner years

....)

....)

<2

<2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost per Prisoner per day2,3

$

338.11

363.34

350

350

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Corrective Services

 

 

 

 

 

Completion rate for community supervision orders

%

87.1

81.8

90

85

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost per Community Supervised Offender per day3

$

11.98

13.42

12

13

 

 

 

 

Percentage of Community Corrections offenders returning to corrective services within two years of discharge1

%

22.9

23.6

22

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enforcement of Monetary Penalties

 

 

 

 

 

Fine Collection Rate4

%

87

99

95

95

 

 

 

 


Consumer Services

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer complaints resolved within 60 days

%

90

95

90

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental bond claims paid within 30 days

%

87

91

90

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   These performance measures relate to prisoners and community corrections offenders who completed their justice order two years before the reference period.

2.   The Cost per Prisoner per day includes costs borne by other Departments on behalf of Community Corrective Services, primarily, the Department of Health and Human Services. These costs are not within the control of the Department and represent approximately 11 per cent of the total operating expenditure.

3.   Historical financial data is adjusted to 2014‑15 dollars using the General Government Final Consumption Expenditure (GGFCE) chain price deflator (2014‑15 = 100).

4.   The low Fine Collection Rate in 2013‑14 was due to the effect of the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service assuming responsibility for the collection and enforcement of $1.8 million in Pecuniary Penalty Orders from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the imposition of two high value compensation orders by the courts totalling $750 000.

 

Performance Information Comments

Prison Services and Community Corrective Services

Table 5.5 reports actual and target data for efficiency and effectiveness indicators as reported annually in the Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services 2016 chapter 8 Corrective services and the Justice sector overview.

Corrective Services agencies administer services and programs which aim to reduce prisoners' and offenders' risk of re‑offending. Two indicators are provided, which show the return to corrections figures for prisoners and offenders released from prison or discharged from community corrections. These are drawn from the Report on Government Services 2016 and refer to offenders released from prison or completing sentences with Community Corrections in 2012‑13. Repeat offender data is difficult to interpret. A low proportion of repeat offenders may indicate an effective justice system discouraging repeat offending. However, a high proportion of repeat offenders may indicate more effective policing. The indicators are:

·       the effectiveness of the Outputs in ensuring the containment of prisoners and the compliance of offenders with community based orders; and

·       the efficiency of the corrections system.

Enforcement of Monetary Penalties

The fine collection rate is an indicator of the effectiveness of the enforcement of monetary penalties. The commencement of the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 in April 2008 provided a wider range of tools for enforcing monetary penalties and consequently improving the fine collection rate.

These tools have enabled the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service to achieve a high fine collection rate by effectively targeting and collecting fines that have been outstanding for long periods.

Consumer Services

The performance measure for this Output focuses on the disposition rate of complaints and rental bond claims.


Output Group 4:  Regulatory and Other Services

4.1 WorkSafe Tasmania

This Output aims to improve and administer:

·       health and safety at work;

·       the safety with which dangerous goods are transported, handled and stored;

·       Tasmania's workers' compensation scheme; and

·       legislation, standards and codes of practice to ensure an appropriate level of regulation.

This Output also provides strategic policy advice to the Minister for Building and Construction and the WorkCover Tasmania Board.

4.2 Tasmanian Planning Commission

This Output has a range of statutory and strategic planning responsibilities prescribed in the Resource Management and Planning System legislation as well as other roles assigned by the Minister for Planning and Local Government including:

·       assessments of interim planning schemes, planning scheme amendments, projects of regional significance and draft planning directives under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993;

·       implementation of Tasmania's digital planning system, including establishing and maintaining the electronic version of planning schemes under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act;

·       implementation of amendments to the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act;

·       assessments of Projects of State Significance and draft State Policies under the State Policies and Projects Act 1993;

·       preparation of the Tasmanian State of the Environment report under the State Policies and Projects Act; and

·       conduct of inquiries and reviews under other legislation.

This Output provides advice to the Minister for Planning and Local Government on land use and development planning in Tasmania. This Output also includes funding provided to the Department to undertake planning reform tasks assigned by the Minister for Planning and Local Government.

4.3 Planning Policy and Reform

This Output provides advice to assist the Minister for Planning and Local Government with the formation of strategic policy and the development of legislation which the Department administers. It provides support to the Minister in the discharge of parliamentary, statutory and Ministerial duties including supporting the development and maintenance of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme. It also provides advice to local government and other bodies on planning policy matters relating to the work of the Department.


Table 5.6:       Performance Information - Output Group 4

Performance Measure1

Unit of Measure

2013‑14

Actual

2014‑15

Actual

2015‑16

Target

2016‑17

Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

WorkSafe Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

Safety of Workers - rates of serious injury2,3

Claims per 1 000 employees

13.6

12.5

12.6

12.2

All Claims Frequency Rate - all industries3,4

Rate

18.7

18.2

20.7

20.0

 

Notes:

1.   The performance measure for the Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops has been removed in accordance with the transfer of responsibility for this Output to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

2.   The Safety of Workers measure reflects the incidence rates of claims with lost time (time off work) of five days or more per 1 000 workers. The Safe Work Australia - Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 has a target to reduce the incidence of workplace injury by at least 30 per cent by 2022. Using 2011‑12 as the base period and WorkSafe Tasmania data, the target incidence rate for Tasmania is 10 claims per 1 000 workers by June 2022.

3.   In accordance with the Safe Work Australia - Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012‑2022 the 2013‑14 actual results have been updated. In addition, the 2015‑16 and 2016‑17 targets have been revised to align with the measurement principles in the strategy.

4.   The All Claims Frequency Rate is a measure of the frequency of occurrence of all workplace injuries and illnesses, relative to the amount of time workers are exposed to risk. It is derived by dividing the number of workers' compensation claims lodged over a particular period by the number of hours worked by employees exposed to risk during the same period, multiplied by one million.

 

Performance Information Comments

WorkSafe Tasmania

WorkSafe Tasmania aims to reduce the rate of claims for serious injury through the administration of a range of legislation which aims to protect the safety of workers and other persons.

WorkSafe conducts accident and incident investigations, undertakes audits of compliance with legislation and delivers awareness and educational programs. It also assesses and processes licences and permits for key occupations.


Capital Investment Program

Table 5.7 provides financial information for the Department's Capital Investment Program. Further information on the Capital Investment Program is provided in chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Table 5.7:       Capital Investment Program

 

Estimated)

Total)

Cost)

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

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Public Guardian

200)

  200)

....)

....)

....)

Supreme Court of Tasmania Security Upgrades

450)

  450)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Corrections

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Replacement and Refurbishment - Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

693)

  693)

....)

....)

....)

Tasmanian Prison Infrastructure - Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison

850)

  575)

  275)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Planning and Local Government

 

 

 

 

 

iplan Stage Two: Integrated Planning and Building Portal

1 900)

....)

  475)

  900)

  525)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

4 093)

 1 918)

  750)

  900)

  525)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Public Guardian

Funding of $200 000 has been provided for the Office in 2016‑17 to develop a case management system to better manage the increasing demand on the Office and increase efficiency and reporting capabilities.

Supreme Court of Tasmania Security Upgrades

Funding of $450 000 has been provided to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2016‑17 to improve the systems and the level of security at the Supreme Court for staff and visitors.

Capital Replacement and Refurbishment - Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison

Funding of $693 000 is allocated to upgrade the electronic security systems within the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison, to ensure critical security requirements of the prison continue to operate effectively.

Tasmanian Prison Infrastructure - Mary Hutchison Women's Prison

The Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison has reached or exceeded capacity over the last 12 months. Funding of $850 000 over two years has been provided to purchase and install five four‑bed accommodation units for the accommodation of minimum‑security female inmates, thereby increasing the capacity in the prison by 20 beds. 

iplan Stage 2: Integrated Planning and Building Portal

Stage Two of the iplan project will make Tasmania's online 'one stop shop' development approvals system one of the best in the nation, by the end of the implementation phase in 2020. It places Tasmania in a strong position to benefit from the advanced rollout of the national broadband network, and the rapid changes in technology and information delivery, and complements the development of the statewide Tasmanian planning scheme.

The system will benefit every home builder and commercial developer in the state, as they will have real time access to the planning and building rules that apply to their land, to help them make decisions about their project. They will also be able to track the progress of their applications to Council.

Stage 2 is a $3.3 million investment from Government which will commence immediately from current resources and will be completed with a capital injection of $1.9 million over the three years from 2017‑18.

Industry and local government requested that the Department develop iplan further. The full funding of Stage 2 delivers further on the Government's promise of a faster, fairer, simpler and cheaper planning and building process in Tasmania.


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 5.8:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

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 - recurrent2

 139 604)

 142 626)

 148 178)

 147 292)

 149 755)

Appropriation revenue - works & services3

  500)

 1 918)

  750)

  900)

  525)

Other revenue from government4

  700)

  400)

....)

....)

....)

Grants5

 6 200)

 8 809)

 8 125)

 8 210)

 7 101)

Sales of goods and services6

 3 070)

 3 822)

 3 903)

 3 984)

 4 067)

Fees and fines7

 9 203)

 9 667)

 9 697)

 9 727)

 9 757)

Interest

  961)

  996)

 1 032)

 1 069)

 1 107)

Other revenue6,8

 4 749)

 5 887)

 5 907)

 8 227)

 5 927)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 164 987)

 174 125)

 177 592)

 179 409)

 178 239)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits9,10

 99 101)

 105 447)

 109 661)

 109 868)

 109 938)

Depreciation and amortisation11

 5 585)

 6 359)

 6 309)

 6 309)

 6 309)

Supplies and consumables9

 35 827)

 37 678)

 38 743)

 39 981)

 39 068)

Grants and subsidies12

 13 179)

 15 821)

 14 873)

 15 172)

 15 126)

Other expenses9

 14 444)

 15 119)

 15 423)

 15 346)

 15 440)

Total expenses from transactions

 168 136)

 180 424)

 185 009)

 186 676)

 185 881)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(3 149)

(6 299)

(7 417)

(7 267)

(7 642)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(3 149)

(6 299)

(7 417)

(7 267)

(7 642)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(3 149)

(6 299)

(7 417)

(7 267)

(7 642)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The 2015‑16 Budget comparative figures presented in this table have been adjusted to reflect the transfer of Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops from the Department of Justice to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Accordingly, the 2015‑16 figures for the Department will differ from those published in the 2015‑16 Budget.

2.   The movement in Appropriation revenue - recurrent reflects additional funding for the establishment of a project team to investigate the implementation of a single civil and administrative tribunal in Tasmania, operational funding for the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison, the delivery of programs for the mandatory treatment of sex offenders, security staff for the Supreme Courts, legal assistance services, Office of the Public Guardian, and planning reform, offset by the cessation of one‑off funding for the 27th pay in 2015‑16.

3.   The movements in Appropriation revenue - works & services reflect the timing of the Department's capital projects. See Table 5.7 Capital Investment Program for further information.

4.   The Other revenue from Government in 2016‑17 reflects funding carried forward under Section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986 for the single statewide planning reforms.


5.   The increase in Grants in 2016‑17 primarily reflects changes in funding arrangements to community legal centres under the National Partnership Agreement for Legal Assistance. Previously payments to community legal centres were paid through the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Under the new agreement the payments are made through the Department. The increase also reflects additional one‑off funding of $496 000 provided by the Government in 2016‑17, and expenditure associated with the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020.

6.   The increases in Sales of goods and services and Other revenue in 2016‑17 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

7.   The increase in Fees and fines in 2016‑17 reflects an increase in Regulatory Fees collected by Building and Occupational Licensing Services as a result of increased building activity across the State.

8.   The movement in Other revenue in 2018‑19 reflects the timing of local government elections being held on a four year cycle.

9.   The increases in Employee benefits, Supplies and consumables and Other expenses in 2016‑17 reflect additional operational funding provided in 2016‑17, and the transfer of civil litigation functions previously undertaken through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor‑General in the Department of Justice.

10. The profile for Employee benefits from 2017‑18 reflects the timing of funding provided for the various elections undertaken by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, the Back on Track Program (2017‑18) and the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020 (2018‑19).

11. The increase in Depreciation and amortisation in 2016‑17 reflects the completion of a number of capital projects of the Department that will have depreciation or amortisation applied. These include the completion of the Prison Infrastructure Redevelopment Program Stage D and the Jefferson Audio Video System project.

12. The increase in Grants and subsidies in 2016‑17 primarily reflects changes in funding arrangements to community legal centres under the National Partnership Agreement for Legal Assistance. Previously payments to community legal centres were paid through the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Under the new agreement the payments are made through the Department. The increase also reflects additional one‑off funding of $496 000 provided by the Government in 2016‑17, and expenditure associated with the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020.

 


Table 5.9:       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

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of goods and services

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

Fees and fines1

 25 482)

 24 732)

 24 732)

 24 732)

 24 732)

Interest2

  309)

  165)

  185)

  207)

  233)

Other revenue3

 17 256)

 16 839)

 17 289)

 17 654)

 18 108)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

 43 064)

 41 753)

 42 223)

 42 610)

 43 090)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

 3 240)

 3 304)

 3 369)

 3 437)

 3 500)

Depreciation and amortisation

  100)

  100)

  100)

  100)

  100)

Supplies and consumables

 2 890)

 2 826)

 2 946)

 3 047)

 3 086)

Grants and subsidies

  239)

  246)

  253)

  259)

  266)

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

 22 979)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 22 229)

Other expenses3

 12 580)

 11 890)

 11 990)

 11 986)

 12 023)

Total expenses from transactions

 42 028)

 40 595)

 40 887)

 41 058)

 41 204)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

 1 036)

 1 158)

 1 336)

 1 552)

 1 886)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

 1 036)

 1 158)

 1 336)

 1 552)

 1 886)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

 1 036)

 1 158)

 1 336)

 1 552)

 1 886)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decreases in Fees and fines and Transfers to the Consolidated Fund in 2016‑17 reflect Parliament's decision not to proceed with the Government's policy proposal to impose levies on convicted criminals.

2.   The decrease in Interest in 2016‑17 reflects the rebasing of estimated interest on the Asbestos Compensation Fund as a result of continuing low interest rates and revised actuarial assessments.

3.   The decreases in Other revenue and Other expenses in 2016‑17 reflect revised actuarial estimates for the Asbestos Compensation Fund.

 


Table 5.10:     Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.9  Tasmanian Industrial Commission

 1 187)

 1 190)

 1 220)

 1 248)

 1 268)

 

 1 187)

 1 190)

 1 220)

 1 248)

 1 268)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurrent Services

 1 187)

 1 190)

 1 220)

 1 248)

 1 268)

 

 1 187)

 1 190)

 1 220)

 1 248)

 1 268)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.1  Supreme Court Services2,3

 6 161)

 6 990)

 7 147)

 7 299)

 7 420)

1.2  Magisterial Court Services3

 6 915)

 8 462)

 8 677)

 8 865)

 9 014)

1.3  Births, Deaths and Marriages

  997)

 1 005)

 1 028)

 1 051)

 1 068)

1.4  Support and Compensation for Victims of Crime

 5 048)

 5 104)

 5 206)

 5 307)

 5 393)

1.5  Legal Aid4

 6 163)

 6 873)

 6 609)

 6 824)

 7 000)

1.6  Protective Jurisdictions5

 2 940)

 3 076)

 3 151)

 3 218)

 3 261)

1.7  Equal Opportunity Tasmania

 1 372)

 1 377)

 1 411)

 1 439)

 1 457)

1.8  Elections and Referendums

  653)

  683)

  700)

  716)

  728)

 

 30 249)

 33 570)

 33 929)

 34 719)

 35 341)

Output Group 2 - Legal Services

 

 

 

 

 

2.1  Crown Law6,3

 4 020)

 5 610)

 5 738)

 5 851)

 5 927)

2.2  Legislation Development and Review

 1 109)

 1 120)

 1 148)

 1 172)

 1 187)

 

 5 129)

 6 730)

 6 886)

 7 023)

 7 114)

Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

 

 

 

 

 

3.3  Enforcement of Monetary Penalties

 3 802)

 3 837)

 3 928)

 4 018)

 4 097)

 

 3 802)

 3 837)

 3 928)

 4 018)

 4 097)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program7

  500)

  650)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurrent Services

 39 180)

 44 137)

 44 743)

 45 760)

 46 552)

Works and Services

  500)

  650)

....)

....)

....)

 

 39 680)

 44 787)

 44 743)

 45 760)

 46 552)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 5.10:     Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Planning and Local Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.11 Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

 1 640)

 1 602)

 1 648)

 1 690)

 1 720)

 

 1 640)

 1 602)

 1 648)

 1 690)

 1 720)

Output Group 4 - Regulatory and Other Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.2  Tasmanian Planning Commission8

 5 653)

 4 498)

 4 154)

 4 246)

 4 311)

4.3  Planning Policy and Reform9

....)

  657)

  669)

  679)

  686)

 

 5 653)

 5 155)

 4 823)

 4 925)

 4 997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program10

....)

....)

  475)

  900)

  525)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurrent Services

 7 293)

 6 757)

 6 471)

 6 615)

 6 717)

Works and Services

....)

....)

  475)

  900)

  525)

 

 7 293)

 6 757)

 6 946)

 7 515)

 7 242)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Corrections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

 

 

 

 

 

3.1  Prison Services11

 55 915)

 56 097)

 57 541)

 58 902)

 59 835)

3.2  Community Corrective Services12

 9 941)

 10 040)

 10 283)

 9 961)

 10 080)

 

 65 856)

 66 137)

 67 824)

 68 863)

 69 915)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program13

....)

 1 268)

  275)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurrent Services

 65 856)

 66 137)

 67 824)

 68 863)

 69 915)

Works and Services

....)

 1 268)

  275)

....)

....)

 

 65 856)

 67 405)

 68 099)

 68 863)

 69 915)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 5.10:     Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Building and Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Administration of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

1.10 Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal

  178)

  180)

  183)

  187)

  190)

 

  178)

  180)

  183)

  187)

  190)

Output Group 3 - Corrections, Enforcement and Consumer Protection

 

 

 

 

 

3.4  Consumer Services

 1 904)

 1 895)

 1 937)

 1 985)

 2 024)

3.5  Building and Occupational Licensing Services

  931)

  931)

  928)

  928)

  928)

 

 2 835)

 2 826)

 2 865)

 2 913)

 2 952)

Output Group 4 - Regulatory and Other Services

 

 

 

 

 

4.1  WorkSafe Tasmania

 9 072)

 9 052)

 9 289)

 9 515)

 9 680)

 

 9 072)

 9 052)

 9 289)

 9 515)

 9 680)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recurrent Services

 12 085)

 12 058)

 12 337)

 12 615)

 12 822)

 

 12 085)

 12 058)

 12 337)

 12 615)

 12 822)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Justice

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

 125 601)

 130 279)

 132 595)

 135 101)

 137 274)

Total Works and Services

  500)

 1 918)

  750)

  900)

  525)

 

 126 101)

 132 197)

 133 345)

 136 001)

 137 799)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses of Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania Elections (Aboriginal Lands Act 1995, Section 17)

  5)

  5)

  5)

  5)

  5)

Expenses of Parliamentary Elections and Referendums (Electoral Act 2004 and Referendum Procedures Act 2004)14

 1 163)

 1 811)

 4 948)

 1 434)

 1 644)

Expenses under the Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 199515

  5)

  144)

  65)

  5)

  5)

Salaries of Judges (Supreme Court Act 1887)3

 3 757)

 3 102)

 3 164)

 3 227)

 3 257)

Salaries of Magistrates (Magistrates Court Act 1987)3

 6 406)

 4 846)

 4 943)

 5 043)

 5 085)

Salary and Travel Allowances, Solicitor‑General (Solicitor‑General Act 1983)3

  644)

  508)

  518)

  528)

  532)

Salary and Travelling Allowance, Associate Judge of the Supreme Court (Supreme Court Act 1959)3

  523)

  431)

  440)

  449)

  453)

Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1976

 1 500)

 1 500)

 1 500)

 1 500)

 1 500)

 

 14 003)

 12 347)

 15 583)

 12 191)

 12 481)

Table 5.10:     Revenue from Appropriation by Output (continued)

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Carried Forward16

  700)

  400)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

 140 804)

 144 944)

 148 928)

 148 192)

 150 280)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

 140 804)

 144 944)

 148 928)

 148 192)

 150 280)

 

 140 804)

 144 944)

 148 928)

 148 192)

 150 280)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The 2015‑16 Budget comparative figures presented in this table have been adjusted to reflect the transfer of Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops from the Department of Justice to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Accordingly, the 2015‑16 figures for the Department will differ from those published in the 2015‑16 Budget.

2.   The increase in Supreme Court Services in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $120 000 to improve security in the Supreme Court, and revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

3.   Variations include the impact of a Budget neutral reallocation of $2.4 million between Reserved by Law and general Consolidated Fund funding. Further information on this change is provided in chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.

4.   The increase in Legal Aid in 2016‑17 reflects one‑off additional funding of $496 000 provided to support the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and community legal centres through transitional changes to the provision of legal assistance across the sector under the National Partnership Agreement for Legal Assistance Services signed in 2015.

5.   The increase in Protective Jurisdictions in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding of $100 000 per annum provided to the Office of the Public Guardian.

6.   The increase in Crown Law in 2016‑17 reflects the transfer of the civil litigation functions previously undertaken through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor‑General in the Department.

7.   The Capital Investment Program in 2016‑17 reflects the upgrade of security within the Supreme Court and the development of a case management system for the Office of the Public Guardian.

8.   The decrease in Tasmanian Planning Commission in 2016‑17 reflects an internal Department restructure in the provision of planning services, and the cessation of part of the one‑off funding provided in 2015‑16 for the single statewide planning scheme, offset by additional funding of $200 000 per annum provided in 2016‑17.

9.   The increase in Planning Policy and Reform in 2016‑17 reflects an internal Department restructure in the provision of planning services, and additional funding of $200 000 per annum provided in 2016‑17.

10. The Capital Investment Program from 2017‑18 reflects the development of iplan Stage 2 which will integrate the planning and building processes into a single portal.

11. The increase in Prison Services in 2016‑17 and across the Forward Estimates reflects additional operational funding for the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison and the delivery of mandatory treatment of sex offenders.

12. The decrease in Community Corrective Services in 2018‑19 reflects the completion of funding for the Back on Track Program.

13. The Capital Investment Program from 2016‑17 reflects funding for the Mary Hutchison Women's Prison to increase capacity, and upgrading security systems in the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison.

14. The movements in Expenses of Parliamentary Elections and Referendums (Electoral Act 2004 and Referendum Procedures Act 2004) reflect the timing of funding provided for the various elections undertaken by the Tasmanian Electoral Office.

15. The increase in Expenses under the Legislative Council Electoral Boundaries Act 1995 reflects commencement of a major review of the Legislative Council electoral boundaries by the Tasmanian Electoral Office.

16. The Appropriation Carried Forward in 2016‑17 reflects funding carried forward under Section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986 for the single statewide planning reforms.

 


Table 5.11:     Administered Revenue

 

2015-16)

 

Budget)

2016-17)

 

Budget)

2017-18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Collected on Behalf of the Consolidated Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Affairs Office Regulatory Fees

  221)

  221)

  221)

  221)

  221)

Fines1

 18 875)

 18 125)

 18 125)

 18 125)

 18 125)

Magisterial Courts Regulatory Fees

  570)

  570)

  570)

  570)

  570)

Other Revenue

  40)

  40)

  40)

  40)

  40)

Other Sales of Services

  7)

  7)

  7)

  7)

  7)

Registrar-General Regulatory Fees

 1 904)

 1 904)

 1 904)

 1 904)

 1 904)

Regulatory Fees

  693)

  693)

  693)

  693)

  693)

Supreme Court Regulatory Fees

  669)

  669)

  669)

  669)

  669)

 

 22 979)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Fines

 2 550)

 2 550)

 2 550)

 2 550)

 2 550)

Interest Income2

  309)

  165)

  185)

  207)

  233)

Other Revenue3

 17 216)

 16 799)

 17 249)

 17 614)

 18 068)

Other Sales of Services

  10)

  10)

  10)

  10)

  10)

 

 20 085)

 19 524)

 19 994)

 20 381)

 20 861)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Revenue

 43 064)

 41 753)

 42 223)

 42 610)

 43 090)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decrease in Fines from 2016‑17 reflects Parliament's decision not to proceed with the Government's policy proposal to impose levies on convicted criminals.

2.   The decrease in Interest Income from 2016‑17 reflects the rebasing of estimated interest on the Asbestos Compensation Fund as a result of continuing low interest rates and revised actuarial assessments.

3.   The decrease in Other Revenue in 2016‑17 reflects revised actuarial estimates for the Asbestos Compensation Fund.

 


Table 5.12:     Administered Expenses

 

2015-16]

)

Budget)

2016-17]

)

Budget)

2017-18] 

Forward)

Estimate)

2018-19]

Forward)

Estimate)

2019-20]

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

 

 

 

 

 

Asbestos Compensation Fund1

 7 573)

 6 740)

 6 879)

 6 993)

 7 004)

Workcover Tasmania Board

 8 976)

 9 126)

 9 279)

 9 336)

 9 471)

 

 16 549)

 15 866)

 16 158)

 16 329)

 16 475)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the Consolidated Fund2

 22 979)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 22 229)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Administered Expenses

 2 500)

 2 500)

 2 500)

 2 500)

 2 500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Expenses

 42 028)

 40 595)

 40 887)

 41 058)

 41 204)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decrease in Asbestos Compensation Fund in 2016‑17 reflects updated estimates of expenditure by the Fund's actuary.

2.   The decrease in Transfers to the Consolidated Fund in 2016‑17 reflects Parliament's decision not to proceed with the Government's policy proposal to impose levies on convicted criminals.

 

Asbestos Compensation Fund

The Asbestos Compensation Fund was established in accordance with the Asbestos‑Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011. The Fund is established for the payment of compensation and certain other expenses, related to the contraction of asbestos related diseases by workers who are exposed to asbestos in the course of their employment. The Fund is overseen by the Asbestos Compensation Commissioner, who is responsible for making determinations regarding a worker's application for compensation and managing all monies in relation to the Fund.

WorkCover Tasmania Board

The WorkCover Tasmania Board oversees, promotes, reviews, and ensures the efficient operation of workers' rehabilitation and compensation procedures in accordance with the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. Integral to this role is advising the Minister on matters relating to workers' rehabilitation and compensation in this State. Other major functions include reviewing the performance of licensed insurers and self‑insurers and the operation of the Nominal Insurer, and managing the Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Fund.


Table 5.13:     Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2016)

 

Budget1)

2017)

 

Budget)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits2

 19 667)

 21 462)

 20 129)

 18 796)

 17 463)

Receivables2

 1 392)

  863)

  888)

  913)

  938)

 

 21 059)

 22 325)

 21 017)

 19 709)

 18 401)

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories2

  454)

  393)

  393)

  393)

  393)

Property, plant and equipment3

 128 611)

 125 738)

 120 222)

 114 431)

 108 640)

Intangibles4

 2 316)

 2 378)

 2 385)

 2 817)

 2 874)

Other assets5

 3 813)

 6 743)

 6 693)

 6 643)

 6 593)

 

 135 194)

 135 252)

 129 693)

 124 284)

 118 500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 156 253)

 157 577)

 150 710)

 143 993)

 136 901)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables2

 1 806)

 2 838)

 2 938)

 3 038)

 3 138)

Employee benefits2

 23 611)

 25 262)

 25 675)

 26 088)

 26 501)

Other liabilities2

  418)

  380)

  417)

  454)

  491)

Total liabilities

 25 835)

 28 480)

 29 030)

 29 580)

 30 130)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

 130 418)

 129 097)

 121 680)

 114 413)

 106 771)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

 31 517)

 31 517)

 31 517)

 31 517)

 31 517)

Accumulated funds

 98 901)

 97 580)

 90 163)

 82 896)

 75 254)

Total equity

 130 418)

 129 097)

 121 680)

 114 413)

 106 771)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The 2015‑16 Budget comparative figures presented in this table have been adjusted to reflect the transfer of Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops from the Department of Justice to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Accordingly, the 2015‑16 figures for the Department will differ from those published in the 2015‑16 Budget.

2.   The movements in Cash and deposits, Receivables, Inventories, Payables, Employee benefits and Other liabilities in 2017 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

3.   The decrease in Property, plant and equipment in 2017 reflects annual depreciation charges.

4.   The increase in Intangibles in 2017 reflects capitalisation of the costs associated with the development of the case management system for the Office of the Public Guardian and the development of iplan Stage 2.

5.   The increase in Other assets in 2017 reflects the capitalisation of equipment associated with the security upgrades in the Supreme Court and the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison.

 


Table 5.14:     Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June - Administered

 

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

 

Budget)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

2020)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

 7 531)

 11 921)

 13 367)

 15 029)

 17 025)

Receivables1

 154 221)

 139 521)

 134 632)

 129 646)

 124 660)

 

 161 752)

 151 442)

 147 999)

 144 675)

 141 685)

Non-Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles2

  704)

  690)

  590)

  490)

  390)

 

  704)

  690)

  590)

  490)

  390)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 162 456)

 152 132)

 148 589)

 145 165)

 142 075)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables3

 2 388)

 2 599)

 2 602)

 2 605)

 2 608)

Provisions1

 110 598)

 95 973)

 91 084)

 86 098)

 81 112)

Employee benefits3

  795)

  861)

  867)

  873)

  879)

Other liabilities

  2)

  2)

  3)

  4)

  5)

Total Liabilities

 113 783)

 99 435)

 94 556)

 89 580)

 84 604)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Assets (liabilities)

 48 673)

 52 697)

 54 033)

 55 585)

 57 471)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

 48 673)

 52 697)

 54 033)

 55 585)

 57 471)

Total Equity

 48 673)

 52 697)

 54 033)

 55 585)

 57 471)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The movements in Cash and deposits, Receivables and Provisions in 2017 reflect reassessments of future fees receivable and future compensation payable from the Asbestos Compensation Fund by the Fund's actuary in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards.

2.   The decrease in Intangibles in 2017 reflects annual amortisation charges on the WorkCover Tasmania Board's software applications.

3.   The increases in Payables and Employee benefits in 2017 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

 


Table 5.15:     Statement of Cash Flows

 

2015-16)

 

Budget1)

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 - recurrent2

 139 604)

 142 626)

 148 178)

 147 292)

 149 755)

Appropriation receipts - capital3

  500)

 1 918)

  750)

  900)

  525)

Grants4

 6 200)

 8 809)

 8 125)

 8 210)

 7 101)

Sales of goods and services5

 3 045)

 3 797)

 3 878)

 3 959)

 4 042)

Fees and fines6

 9 203)

 9 667)

 9 697)

 9 727)

 9 757)

GST receipts

 5 700)

 5 700)

 5 700)

 5 700)

 5 700)

Interest received

  961)

  996)

 1 032)

 1 069)

 1 107)

Other cash receipts5,7

 4 749)

 5 887)

 5 907)

 8 227)

 5 927)

 Total cash inflows

 169 962)

 179 400)

 183 267)

 185 084)

 183 914)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits8,9

(89 799)

(93 405)

(97 199)

(97 417)

(97 492)

Superannuation8

(11 251)

(11 592)

(12 012)

(12 001)

(11 996)

GST payments

(5 700)

(5 700)

(5 700)

(5 700)

(5 700)

Grants and subsidies10

(13 179)

(15 821)

(14 873)

(15 172)

(15 126)

Supplies and consumables8,11

(35 727)

(37 578)

(38 643)

(39 881)

(38 968)

Other cash payments8

(14 444)

(15 119)

(15 423)

(15 346)

(15 440)

Total cash outflows

(170 100)

(179 215)

(183 850)

(185 517)

(184 722)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

(138)

  185)

(583)

(433)

(808)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non-financial assets

(1 200)

(1 918)

(750)

(900)

(525)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(1 200)

(1 918)

(750)

(900)

(525)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(1 338)

(1 733)

(1 333)

(1 333)

(1 333)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

 21 005)

 23 195)

 21 462)

 20 129)

 18 796)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

 19 667)

 21 462)

 20 129)

 18 796)

 17 463)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The 2015‑16 Budget comparative figures presented in this table have been adjusted to reflect the transfer of Supervision of Poppy and Hemp Crops from the Department of Justice to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Accordingly, the 2015‑16 figures for the Department will differ from those published in the 2015‑16 Budget.


2.   The movement in Appropriation receipts - recurrent in 2016‑17 reflects additional funding for the establishment of a project team to investigate the implementation of a single civil and administrative tribunal in Tasmania, operational funding for the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison, the delivery of programs for the mandatory treatment of sex offenders, security staff for the Supreme Courts, Office of the Public Guardian, and planning reform, partly offset by the cessation of one‑off funding for the 27th pay in 2015‑16.

3.   The movements in Appropriation receipts - capital reflect the timing of the Department's capital projects. See Table 5.7 Capital Investment Program for further information.

4.   The increase in Grants in 2016‑17 primarily reflects changes in funding arrangements to community legal centres under the National Partnership Agreement for Legal Assistance. Previously payments to community legal centres were paid through the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Under the new agreement the payments are made through the Department. The increase also reflects additional one‑off funding of $496 000 provided by the Government in 2016‑17, and expenditure associated with the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020.

5.   The increases in Sales of goods and services and Other cash receipts in 2016‑17 reflect revised estimates based on 30 June 2015 actuals.

6.   The increase in Fees and fines in 2016‑17 reflects an increase in Regulatory Fees collected by Building and Occupational Licensing Services as a result of increased building activity across the State.

7.   The movement in Other cash receipts in 2018‑19 reflects the timing of local government elections being held on a four year cycle.

8.   The increases in Employee benefits, Superannuation, Supplies and consumables and Other cash payments in 2016‑17 reflect additional operational funding provided in 2016‑17, and the transfer of civil litigation functions previously undertaken through the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to the Office of the Solicitor‑General in the Department of Justice, offset by the cessation of one‑off funding for the 27th pay in 2015‑16.

9.   The profile for Employee benefits from 2017‑18 reflects the timing of funding provided for the various elections undertaken by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, the Back on Track Program (2017‑18) and the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020 (2018‑19).

10. The increase in Grants and subsidies in 2016‑17 primarily reflects changes in funding arrangements to community legal centres under the National Partnership Agreement for Legal Assistance. Previously payments to community legal centres were paid through the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Under the new agreement the payments are made through the Department. The increase also reflects additional one‑off funding of $496 000 provided by the Government in 2016‑17, and expenditure associated with the Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania's Family Violence Action Plan 2015‑2020.

11. The increase in Supplies and consumables in 2016‑17 reflects estimated Reserved by Law costs for conducting Legislative Council and House of Assembly elections and increased expenditure by Building and Occupational Licensing Services related to costs associated with the implementation of the Working with Vulnerable People policy.

 


Table 5.16:     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

 

 

 

 

 

Sales of goods and services

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

  17)

Fees and fines1

 25 482)

 24 732)

 24 732)

 24 732)

 24 732)

Interest received2

  309)

  165)

  185)

  207)

  233)

Other cash receipts3

 17 256)

 16 839)

 17 289)

 17 654)

 18 108)

Total cash inflows

 43 064)

 41 753)

 42 223)

 42 610)

 43 090)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(2 918)

(2 976)

(3 035)

(3 096)

(3 158)

Superannuation

(316)

(322)

(328)

(335)

(336)

Grants and subsidies

(239)

(246)

(253)

(259)

(266)

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

(22 979)

(22 229)

(22 229)

(22 229)

(22 229)

Supplies and consumables

(2 887)

(2 823)

(2 943)

(3 044)

(3 083)

Other cash payments3

(12 579)

(11 889)

(11 989)

(11 985)

(12 022)

Total cash outflows

(41 918)

(40 485)

(40 777)

(40 948)

(41 094)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

 1 146)

 1 268)

 1 446)

 1 662)

 1 996)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

 1 146)

 1 268)

 1 446)

 1 662)

 1 996)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

 6 385)

 10 653)

 11 921)

 13 367)

 15 029)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

 7 531)

 11 921)

 13 367)

 15 029)

 17 025)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decreases in Fees and fines and Transfers to the Consolidated Fund in 2016‑17 reflect Parliament's decision not to proceed with the Government's policy proposal to impose levies on convicted criminals.

2.   The decrease in Interest received in 2016‑17 reflects the rebasing of estimated interest on the Asbestos Compensation Fund as a result of continuing low interest rates and revised actuarial assessments.

3.   The decreases in Other cash receipts and Other cash payments in 2016‑17 reflect revised actuarial estimates for the Asbestos Compensation Fund.