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.
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.
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.
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.
· 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.
Table 14.2: Statement of Comprehensive Income
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
Table 14.4: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June
1. The decrease in Intangibles in 2022 reflects the full amortisation of the asset held.
Table 14.5: Statement of Cash Flows
1. The decrease in Supplies and consumables in 2018-19 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2017 actuals.