15 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 2019‑20 and over the Forward Estimates period (2020‑21 to 2022‑23). Further information about the Commission is provided at www.integrity.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

The key deliverables 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 15.1 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Integrity Commission.

Table 15.1: Output Group Expense Summary

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

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

2 633 

2 702 

2 732 

2 676 

2 710 

 

2 633 

2 702 

2 732 

2 676 

2 710 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

2 633 

2 702 

2 732 

2 676 

2 710 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 15.2: Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - operating

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

1 867 

1 895 

1 944 

1 961 

2 000 

Depreciation and amortisation

87 

286 

277 

208 

207 

Supplies and consumables

488 

280 

273 

270 

269 

Borrowing costs

.... 

42 

36 

28 

20 

Other expenses

191 

199 

202 

209 

214 

Total expenses from transactions

2 633 

2 702 

2 732 

2 676 

2 710 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(118)

(152)

(130)

(46)

(30)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(118)

(152)

(130)

(46)

(30)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(118)

(152)

(130)

(46)

(30)

 

 

 

 

 

 


1.     

Table 15.3: Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

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

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 15.4: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2019 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

37 

41 

41 

41 

41 

Receivables

13 

 

50 

50 

50 

50 

50 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles1

54 

31 

.... 

Other assets

182 

1 056 

808 

614 

440 

 

236 

1 087 

817 

618 

440 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

286 

1 137 

867 

668 

490 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

15 

17 

18 

19 

20 

Interest bearing liabilities

.... 

978 

806 

621 

441 

Provisions

71 

75 

75 

75 

75 

Employee benefits2

350 

378 

409 

440 

471 

Total liabilities

436 

1 448 

1 308 

1 155 

1 007 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(150)

(311)

(441)

(487)

(517)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(150)

(311)

(441)

(487)

(517)

Total equity

(150)

(311)

(441)

(487)

(517)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The decrease in Intangibles in 2023 reflects the full amortisation of the asset held.

2.    The increase in Employee benefits across the Forward Estimates relates to increases in annual leave and long service leave liabilities.


 

Table 15.5: Statement of Cash Flows

 

2018-19 

2019-20 

2020-21 

2021-22 

2022-23 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - operating

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

Total cash inflows

2 515 

2 550 

2 602 

2 630 

2 680 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 642)

(1 666)

(1 710)

(1 722)

(1 756)

Superannuation

(194)

(198)

(203)

(208)

(213)

Borrowing costs

.... 

(42)

(36)

(28)

(20)

Supplies and consumables

(488)

(280)

(273)

(270)

(269)

Other cash payments

(191)

(199)

(202)

(209)

(214)

Total cash outflows

(2 515)

(2 385)

(2 424)

(2 437)

(2 472)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

.... 

165 

178 

193 

208 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

.... 

(165)

(178)

(193)

(208)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

.... 

(165)

(178)

(193)

(208)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

37 

41 

41 

41 

41 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

37 

41 

41 

41 

41