17 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Agency Outline

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

       the conduct of all criminal prosecutions on indictment in the Supreme Court;

       the prosecution of serious offences in the Magistrates Court;

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

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

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

       the provision of Counsel to assist the Coroner;

       the conduct of all child protection proceedings under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997 on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of Communities Tasmania; and

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

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

Key Deliverables

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

       updating Director of Public Prosecutions Guidelines to accord with recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including conducting all summary sexual assault matters in the Magistrates Court and providing early advice on charges for sexual assault matters;

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

       undertaking summary prosecution matters on behalf of Work Safe Tasmania; Consumer Building and Occupational Services; and Transport Compliance, and prosecuting serious matters in the Magistrates Court; and

       assisting to reduce the backlog of criminal prosecutions matters pending in the Supreme Court.

Output Information

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

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

Table 17.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Table 17.1: 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 - The Office of the Director of

Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions2

8 376 

8 570 

8 374 

8 538 

8 732 

 

8 376 

8 570 

8 374 

8 538 

8 732 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

8 376 

8 570 

8 374 

8 538 

8 732 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

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.

2.    The decrease in The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2019‑20 reflects the cessation of temporary funding for the Reduction of the Backlog of Criminal Cases provided in the 2017‑18 Budget.

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

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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


Detailed Budget Statements

Table 17.2: 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 - recurrent1

7 588 

7 782 

7 592 

7 764 

7 958 

Sales of goods and services

700 

700 

700 

700 

700 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

8 288 

8 482 

8 292 

8 464 

8 658 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

6 616 

6 774 

6 617 

6 760 

6 922 

Depreciation and amortisation

48 

48 

42 

34 

34 

Supplies and consumables1

1 239 

1 265 

1 222 

1 241 

1 261 

Other expenses

473 

483 

493 

503 

515 

Total expenses from transactions

8 376 

8 570 

8 374 

8 538 

8 732 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(88)

(88)

(82)

(74)

(74)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(88)

(88)

(82)

(74)

(74)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(88)

(88)

(82)

(74)

(74)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The decreases in Appropriation revenue - recurrent; Employee benefits and Supplies and consumables, in 2019‑20 reflect the cessation of temporary funding for the Reduction of the Backlog of Criminal Cases provided in the 2017‑18 Budget.

 


 

Table 17.3: Statement of Comprehensive Income - Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Other revenue1

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total expenses from transactions

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. This revenue reflects monies recovered under the Unexplained Wealth initiative which are subsequently transferred to the Consolidated Fund.

 


 

Table 17.4: 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 - The Office of the Director of

Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1

7 068 

7 252 

7 057 

7 224 

7 408 

 

7 068 

7 252 

7 057 

7 224 

7 408 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

7 068 

7 252 

7 057 

7 224 

7 408 

 

7 068 

7 252 

7 057 

7 224 

7 408 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary, Travel and Other Allowances, Director of Public

Prosecutions (Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973)

520 

530 

535 

540 

550 

 

520 

530 

535 

540 

550 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

7 588 

7 782 

7 592 

7 764 

7 958 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

7 588 

7 782 

7 592 

7 764 

7 958 

 

7 588 

7 782 

7 592 

7 764 

7 948 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The decrease in The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2019‑20 reflects the cessation of temporary funding for the Reduction of the Backlog of Criminal Cases provided in the 2017‑18 Budget.

 


 

Table 17.5: 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 deposits1

1 091 

1 582 

1 582 

1 582 

1 582 

Receivables1

123 

80 

80 

80 

80 

 

1 214 

1 662 

1 662 

1 662 

1 662 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment2

22 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other assets1

242 

203 

170 

136 

102 

 

264 

212 

170 

136 

102 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1 478 

1 874 

1 832 

1 798 

1 764 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

30 

40 

40 

40 

40 

Employee benefits1

1 608 

1 714 

1 754 

1 794 

1 834 

Total liabilities

1 638 

1 754 

1 794 

1 834 

1 874 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(160)

120 

38 

(36)

(110)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds1

(160)

120 

38 

(36)

(110)

Total equity

(160)

120 

38 

(36)

(110)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The variation in this item reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2017 actuals.

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

 


 

Table 17.6: 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 - recurrent1

7 588 

7 782 

7 592 

7 764 

7 958 

Sales of goods and services

700 

700 

700 

700 

700 

Total cash inflows

8 288 

8 482 

8 292 

8 464 

8 658 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(5 902)

(6 046)

(5 907)

(6 036)

(6 183)

Superannuation1

(674)

(688)

(670)

(684)

(699)

Supplies and consumables1

(1 239)

(1 265)

(1 222)

(1 241)

(1 261)

Other cash payments

(473)

(483)

(493)

(503)

(515)

Total cash outflows

(8 288)

(8 482)

(8 292)

(8 464)

(8 658)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

1 091 

1 582 

1 582 

1 582 

1 582 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

1 091 

1 582 

1 582 

1 582 

1 582 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The decreases in Appropriation receipts - recurrent; Employee benefits; Superannuation and Supplies and consumables in 2019‑20 reflect the cessation of temporary funding for the Reduction of the Backlog of Criminal Cases provided in the 2017‑18 Budget.

 


 

Table 17.7: Statement of Cash Flows - Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Other cash receipts1

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total cash inflows

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund1

(500)

(500)

(500)

(500)

(500)

Total cash outflows

(500)

(500)

(500)

(500)

(500)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. This revenue reflects monies recovered under the Unexplained Wealth initiative which are subsequently transferred to the Consolidated Fund.