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 2020‑21 and over the Forward Estimates (2021‑22 to 2023‑24). 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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

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

2 702 

2 861 

2 691 

2 725 

2 779 

 

2 702 

2 861 

2 691 

2 725 

2 779 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

2 702 

2 861 

2 691 

2 725 

2 779 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue - operating

2 550 

2 699 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

Other revenue from government

.... 

40 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total revenue

2 550 

2 739 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

Total income

2 550 

2 739 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

1 895 

1 959 

1 981 

2 023 

2 070 

Depreciation and amortisation

286 

271 

202 

201 

197 

Supplies and consumables

280 

356 

240 

243 

264 

Borrowing costs

42 

74 

61 

47 

33 

Other expenses

199 

201 

207 

211 

215 

Total expenses

2 702 

2 861 

2 691 

2 725 

2 779 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(152)

(122)

(33)

(12)

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(152)

(122)

(33)

(12)

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 15.3: Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

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

2 550 

2 699 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

2 550 

2 699 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services Expenditure

2 550 

2 699 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

2 550 

2 699 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

.... 

40 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

2 550 

2 739 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

2 550 

2 739 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

2 550 

2 739 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 15.4: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2020 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

41 

38 

38 

38 

38 

Receivables

 

50 

47 

47 

47 

47 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles

31 

13 

Other assets

1 056 

808 

620 

433 

246 

 

1 087 

821 

628 

437 

250 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1 137 

868 

675 

484 

297 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

17 

21 

22 

23 

24 

Interest bearing liabilities

978 

782 

590 

379 

164 

Provisions

75 

78 

78 

78 

78 

Employee benefits1

378 

385 

416 

447 

478 

Total liabilities

1 448 

1 266 

1 106 

927 

744 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(311)

(398)

(431)

(443)

(447)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(311)

(398)

(431)

(443)

(447)

Total equity

(311)

(398)

(431)

(443)

(447)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    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

 

2019‑20 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts - operating

2 550 

2 699 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

Appropriation receipts - other

.... 

40 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total cash inflows

2 550 

2 739 

2 658 

2 713 

2 775 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 666)

(1 724)

(1 741)

(1 778)

(1 819)

Superannuation

(198)

(204)

(209)

(214)

(220)

Borrowing costs

(42)

(74)

(61)

(47)

(33)

Supplies and consumables

(280)

(356)

(240)

(243)

(264)

Other cash payments

(199)

(201)

(207)

(211)

(215)

Total cash outflows

(2 385)

(2 559)

(2 458)

(2 493)

(2 551)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

165 

180 

200 

220 

224 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(165)

(180)

(200)

(220)

(224)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(165)

(180)

(200)

(220)

(224)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

41 

38 

38 

38 

38 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

41 

38 

38 

38 

38