16††† 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 2022‑23 and over the Forward Estimates (2023‑24 to 2025‑26). Further information about the Commission is provided at www.integrity.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 16.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables within the Integrity Commission.

Table 16.1:†††††† Key Deliverables Statement

 

2022‑23

 

Budget

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

2025‑26

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Education and Oversight Functions

225

225

225

225

 

 

 

 

 

Education and Oversight Functions

This initiative will provide additional resourcing to support the Commission to improve investigative time frames, assist with meeting investigative demands and manage the State Government Lobbyist Register.

Ongoing Key Deliverables

In addition to the key deliverables identified 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 16.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Integrity Commission.

Table 16.2:†††††† Output Group Expense Summary

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

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

3 442 

3 571 

3 673 

3 412 

3 482 

 

3 442 

3 571 

3 673 

3 412 

3 482 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

3 442 

3 571 

3 673 

3 412 

3 482 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.     The increase in this Output in 2022‑23 reflects additional funding for Education and Oversight Functions. The decrease in 2024‑25 reflects the profile of funding provided in the 2021‑22 Budget for Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight.

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 16.3:†††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

3 289 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

Other revenue from government

120 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total revenue

3 409 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

Total income

3 409 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

2 682 

2 866 

2 955 

2 683 

2 742 

Depreciation and amortisation

202 

201 

201 

200 

197 

Supplies and consumables

290 

245 

267 

288 

296 

Borrowing costs

61 

47 

33 

19 

19 

Other expenses

207 

212 

217 

222 

228 

Total expenses

3 442 

3 571 

3 673 

3 412 

3 482 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(33)

(12)

(6)

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(33)

(12)

(6)

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.     The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating and Employee benefits in 2022‑23 reflects additional funding for Education and Oversight Functions. The decrease in 2024‑25 reflects the profile of funding provided in the 2021‑22 Budget for Investing in Misconduct, Prevention, Education and Oversight.

Table 16.4:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

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

3 289 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

3 289 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

3 289 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

3 289 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Rollover

120 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

3 409 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

3 409 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

3 409 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.     The increase in this Output in 2022‑23 reflects additional revenue from appropriation for Education and Oversight Functions. The decrease in 2024‑25 reflects the profile of funding provided in the 2021‑22 Budget for Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight.


 

Table 16.5:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2022 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

16 

85 

85 

85 

85 

Receivables

 

25 

92 

92 

92 

92 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles

12 

.... 

.... 

Other assets2

667 

468 

281 

392 

205 

 

679 

475 

284 

392 

205 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

704 

567 

376 

484 

297 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

Interest bearing liabilities2

764 

369 

152 

228 

.... 

Provisions

81 

82 

82 

82 

82 

Employee benefits

425 

401 

432 

463 

494 

Total liabilities

1 282 

865 

680 

788 

592 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(578)

(298)

(304)

(304)

(295)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(578)

(298)

(304)

(304)

(295)

Total equity

(578)

(298)

(304)

(304)

(295)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.     The increase in Cash and deposits in 2023 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2021 actuals.

2.     The variation in Other assets and Interest bearing liabilities primarily reflects updated estimates of the Commissionís lease arrangement for office accommodation.


 

Table 16.6:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows

 

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

3 289 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

Appropriation receipts ‑ other

120 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Total cash inflows

3 409 

3 559 

3 667 

3 412 

3 491 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(2 353)

(2 507)

(2 577)

(2 333)

(2 378)

Superannuation

(298)

(328)

(347)

(319)

(333)

Borrowing costs

(61)

(47)

(33)

(19)

(19)

Supplies and consumables

(290)

(245)

(267)

(288)

(296)

Other cash payments

(207)

(212)

(217)

(222)

(228)

Total cash outflows

(3 209)

(3 339)

(3 441)

(3 181)

(3 254)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

200 

220 

226 

231 

237 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(200)

(220)

(226)

(231)

(237)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(200)

(220)

(226)

(231)

(237)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

16 

85 

85 

85 

85 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

16 

85 

85 

85 

85