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 2021‑22 and over the Forward Estimates (2022‑23 to 2024‑25). Further information about the Commission is provided at www.integrity.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 15.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables being undertaken by the Integrity Commission.

Table 15.1:†††††† Key Deliverables Statement

 

2021‑22

 

Budget

2022‑23

Forward

Estimate

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Initiatives

Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight

622

596

619

299

 

 

 

 

 

Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight

This initiative provides a boost in the Commissionís capacity to establish and deliver new education systems that support an increased program of misconduct education, advice and engagement, and to establish sustainable cultural change in the Tasmanian public sector.

It will also fund an additional investigative resource to deal with complaints and to monitor compliance with integrity systems, such as codes of conduct and declaration registers.

Ongoing Key Deliverables

In addition to the key deliverables identified in the table above, the ongoing 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 Output of the Integrity Commission is provided under:

       Output Group 1 ‑ Integrity Commission.

Table 15.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Integrity Commission.

Table 15.2:†††††† Output Group Expense Summary

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

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 Commission1

2 861 

3 442 

3 337 

3 427 

3 154 

 

2 861 

3 442 

3 337 

3 427 

3 154 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

2 861 

3 442 

3 337 

3 427 

3 154 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Integrity Commission reflects funding for the Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight initiative.

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 Integrity Commission Act.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 15.3:†††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

2 699 

3 289 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

Other revenue from government

40 

120 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total revenue

2 739 

3 409 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

Total income

2 739 

3 409 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

1 959 

2 682 

2 635 

2 715 

2 431 

Depreciation and amortisation

271 

202 

201 

201 

201 

Supplies and consumables

356 

290 

243 

263 

284 

Borrowing costs

74 

61 

47 

33 

19 

Other expenses

201 

207 

211 

215 

219 

Total expenses

2 861 

3 442 

3 337 

3 427 

3 154 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(122)

(33)

(13)

(8)

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(122)

(33)

(13)

(8)

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating and Employee benefits reflects additional funding and associated expenditure for the Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight initiative.

 


 

Table 15.4:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

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 Commission1

2 699 

3 289 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

2 699 

3 289 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

2 699 

3 289 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

2 699 

3 289 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

40 

120 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

2 739 

3 409 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

2 739 

3 409 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

2 739 

3 409 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Integrity Commission relates to additional funding for the Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight initiative.


 

Table 15.5:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2021 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

38 

16 

16 

16 

16 

Receivables

 

47 

25 

25 

25 

25 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles

13 

12 

.... 

Other assets1

808 

667 

480 

293 

106 

 

821 

679 

488 

297 

106 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

868 

704 

513 

322 

131 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

21 

12 

13 

14 

15 

Interest bearing liabilities1

782 

764 

554 

339 

120 

Provisions

78 

81 

81 

81 

81 

Employee benefits

385 

425 

456 

487 

518 

Total liabilities

1 266 

1 282 

1 104 

921 

734 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(398)

(578)

(591)

(599)

(603)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(398)

(578)

(591)

(599)

(603)

Total equity

(398)

(578)

(591)

(599)

(603)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The decrease in Other assets and Interest bearing liabilities primarily reflects updated estimates of the Commissionís lease arrangements.


2.     

Table 15.6:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows

 

2020‑21 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

2 699 

3 289 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

40 

120 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total cash inflows

2 739 

3 409 

3 324 

3 419 

3 150 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(1 724)

(2 353)

(2 302)

(2 364)

(2 110)

Superannuation

(204)

(298)

(302)

(320)

(290)

Borrowing costs

(74)

(61)

(47)

(33)

(19)

Supplies and consumables

(356)

(290)

(243)

(263)

(284)

Other cash payments

(201)

(207)

(211)

(215)

(219)

Total cash outflows

(2 559)

(3 209)

(3 105)

(3 195)

(2 922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

180 

200 

219 

224 

228 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(180)

(200)

(219)

(224)

(228)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(180)

(200)

(219)

(224)

(228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

38 

16 

16 

16 

16 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

38 

16 

16 

16 

16