14    Integrity Commission

Agency Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This chapter provides financial information about the Output to be delivered by the Integrity Commission in 2018‑19 and over the Forward Estimates period (2019‑20 to 2021‑22). Further information about the Commission is provided at www.integrity.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

The key initiatives for the Commission include:

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

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

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

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


 

Output Information

The individual Output of the Integrity Commission is provided under:

·       Output Group 1 ‑ Integrity Commission.

Table 14.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Integrity Commission.

Table 14.1:       Output Group Expense Summary1

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Integrity Commission

2 585 

2 633 

2 672 

2 726 

2 702 

 

2 585 

2 633 

2 672 

2 726 

2 702 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

2 585 

2 633 

2 672 

2 726 

2 702 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   Agency estimates do not include the indexation impact of any variations to agency expenditure that have been made since the finalisation of the Revised Estimates Report 2017-18 (including December Quarterly Report). For further information see chapter 1 of this Budget Paper.

Output Group 1:   Integrity Commission

1.1 Integrity Commission

This Output provides:

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

·       preventative and advisory functions to public officers; and

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


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 14.2:       Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - recurrent

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

1 812 

1 867 

1 895 

1 944 

1 971 

Depreciation and amortisation1

90 

87 

87 

82 

12 

Supplies and consumables2

495 

488 

491 

498 

512 

Other expenses

188 

191 

199 

202 

207 

Total expenses from transactions

2 585 

2 633 

2 672 

2 726 

2 702 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(121)

(118)

(118)

(113)

(43)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(121)

(118)

(118)

(113)

(43)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(121)

(118)

(118)

(113)

(43)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.   The decrease in Depreciation and amortisation in 2021‑22 reflects the full amortisation of Intangibles, and the full depreciation of some Other assets.

2.   The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2018-19 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2017 actuals.


 

Table 14.3:       Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 - Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 Integrity Commission

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 14.4:       Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2018 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

39 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Receivables

11 

13 

13 

13 

13 

 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles1

76 

54 

27 

.... 

Other assets

251 

182 

123 

64 

58 

 

327 

236 

150 

69 

58 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

377 

286 

200 

119 

108 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

10 

15 

16 

17 

18 

Provisions

68 

71 

71 

71 

71 

Employee benefits

327 

350 

381 

412 

443 

Total liabilities

405 

436 

468 

500 

532 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(28)

(150)

(268)

(381)

(424)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(28)

(150)

(268)

(381)

(424)

Total equity

(28)

(150)

(268)

(381)

(424)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in Intangibles in 2022 reflects the full amortisation of the asset held.

 


 

Table 14.5:       Statement of Cash Flows

 

2017-18 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - recurrent

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

Total cash inflows

2 464 

2 515 

2 554 

2 613 

2 659 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 592)

(1 642)

(1 666)

(1 710)

(1 731)

Superannuation

(189)

(194)

(198)

(203)

(209)

Supplies and consumables1

(495)

(488)

(491)

(498)

(512)

Other cash payments

(188)

(191)

(199)

(202)

(207)

Total cash outflows

(2 464)

(2 515)

(2 554)

(2 613)

(2 659)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

39 

37 

37 

37 

37 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

39 

37 

37 

37 

37 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.   The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2018-19 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2017 actuals.