18 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 2019‑20 and over the Forward Estimates period (2020‑21 to 2022‑23). Further information about the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is provided at www.dpp.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 18.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables within the Office.

Table 18.1: Key Deliverables Statement

 

2019-20

 

Budget

2020-21

Forward

Estimate

2021-22

Forward

Estimate

2022-23

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Funding to Support Increased Judicial Resourcing

544

714

714

714

 

 

 

 

 

Funding to Support Increased Judicial Resourcing

Funding of $544 000 will be provided in 2019‑20 to assist in reducing the backlog of criminal prosecutions matters pending in the Supreme Court. The amount increases to $714 000 in 2020‑21 and across the Forward Estimates.


 

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 18.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office.

Table 18.2: 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 - The Office of the Director of

Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1

8 570 

9 038 

9 390 

9 579 

9 762 

 

8 570 

9 038 

9 390 

9 579 

9 762 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

8 570 

9 038 

9 390 

9 579 

9 762 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2019‑20 reflects an increase in funding to support increased judicial resourcing.

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 18.3: 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 - operating1

7 782 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

Sales of goods and services2

700 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total revenue and other income from transactions

8 482 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

6 774 

7 303 

7 585 

7 742 

7 887 

Depreciation and amortisation

48 

490 

482 

482 

482 

Supplies and consumables

1 265 

776 

848 

869 

893 

Borrowing costs

.... 

31 

28 

26 

29 

Other expenses

483 

438 

447 

460 

471 

Total expenses from transactions

8 570 

9 038 

9 390 

9 579 

9 762 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(88)

(94)

(81)

(76)

(77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(88)

(94)

(81)

(76)

(77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(88)

(94)

(81)

(76)

(77)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in this item reflects an increase in funding to support increased judicial resourcing and the transfer of funding of $800 000 for child safety legal services from the Department of Communities Tasmania.

2.    The decrease in Sales of goods and services reflects the permanent transfer of funding from the Department of Communities Tasmania for the delivery of child safety legal services, which is now reflected in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating.


 

Table 18.4: Statement of Comprehensive Income - Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 Public Account1

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 reflects monies recovered under the Unexplained Wealth initiative which are subsequently transferred to the Public Account.


 

Table 18.5: 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 - The Office of the Director of

Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1

7 252 

8 409 

8 769 

8 953 

9 125 

 

7 252 

8 409 

8 769 

8 953 

9 125 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure

7 252 

8 409 

8 769 

8 953 

9 125 

 

7 252 

8 409 

8 769 

8 953 

9 125 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary, Travel and Other Allowances, Director of Public

Prosecutions (Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973)

530 

535 

540 

550 

560 

 

530 

535 

540 

550 

560 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

7 782 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

7 782 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

 

7 782 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2019‑20 reflects an increase in funding to support increased judicial resourcing, as well as the transfer of funding of $800 000 for child safety legal services from the Department of Communities Tasmania.


 

Table 18.6: 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 deposits1

1 582 

1 873 

1 873 

1 873 

1 873 

Receivables1

80 

94 

94 

94 

94 

 

1 662 

1 967 

1 967 

1 967 

1 967 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment2

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other assets

203 

1 509 

1 077 

643 

386 

 

212 

1 509 

1 077 

643 

386 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1 874 

3 476 

3 044 

2 610 

2 353 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

40 

Interest bearing liabilities

.... 

1 355 

964 

566 

346 

Employee benefits1

1 714 

1 914 

1 954 

1 994 

2 034 

Total liabilities

1 754 

3 275 

2 924 

2 566 

2 386 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

120 

201 

120 

44 

(33)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

120 

201 

120 

44 

(33)

Total equity

120 

201 

120 

44 

(33)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in this item reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2018 actuals.

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


 

Table 18.7: 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 - operating1

7 782 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

Sales of goods and services2

700 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total cash inflows

8 482 

8 944 

9 309 

9 503 

9 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

(6 046)

(6 514)

(6 767)

(6 908)

(7 038)

Superannuation1

(688)

(749)

(778)

(794)

(809)

Borrowing costs

.... 

(31)

(28)

(26)

(29)

Supplies and consumables

(1 265)

(776)

(848)

(869)

(893)

Other cash payments

(483)

(438)

(447)

(460)

(471)

Total cash outflows

(8 482)

(8 508)

(8 868)

(9 057)

(9 240)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

.... 

436 

441 

446 

445 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

.... 

(436)

(441)

(446)

(445)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

.... 

(436)

(441)

(446)

(445)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting

period

1 582 

1 873 

1 873 

1 873 

1 873 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

1 582 

1 873 

1 873 

1 873 

1 873 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in this item reflects an increase in funding to support increased judicial resourcing and the transfer of funding of $800 000 for child safety legal services from the Department of Communities Tasmania.

2.    The decrease in Sales of goods and services reflects the permanent transfer of funding from the Department of Communities Tasmania for the delivery of child safety legal services, which is now reflected in Appropriation receipts ‑ operating.


 

Table 18.8: Statement of Cash Flows - Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Other cash receipts1

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total cash inflows

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Public Account1

(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 reflects monies recovered under the Unexplained Wealth initiative which are subsequently transferred to the Public Account.