19 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 Office undertakes:

       the conduct of all criminal prosecutions on indictment in the Supreme Court;

       the prosecution of serious offences in the Magistrates Court;

       to provide advice to Worksafe Tasmania, Tasmania Police and other government agencies in respect to serious criminal or regulatory offences;

       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 safety proceedings under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997, on behalf of the Secretary of the Department of Communities Tasmania;

       the representation of the Crown in relation to criminal matters, in appeals to the Full Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court; and

       to consider and make applications pursuant to the Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Act 2021.

This chapter provides financial information about the Output to be delivered by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2022‑23 and over the Forward Estimates (2023‑24 to 2025‑26). Further information about the Office is provided at www.dpp.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 19.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimates allocations for key deliverables within the Office.

Table 19.1: Key Deliverables Statement

 

2022‑23

 

Budget

2023‑24

Forward

Estimate

2024‑25

Forward

Estimate

2025‑26

Forward

Estimate

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resourcing for the DPP

125

125

125

125

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resourcing for the DPP

This initiative provides funding on a permanent basis for additional staffing in the Office to assist in reducing the backlog of criminal matters pending in the Justice System.


 

Output Information

The 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 19.2 provides an Output Group Expense Summary for the Office.

Table 19.2: 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 ‑ The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1

13 190 

13 507 

13 478 

12 897 

13 172 

 

13 190 

13 507 

13 478 

12 897 

13 172 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

13 190 

13 507 

13 478 

12 897 

13 172 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The increase in this Output in 2022-23 reflects additional expenditure for the Additional Resourcing for the DPP initiative. The variation in expenditure over the Forward Estimates reflects the completion of initiatives funded in the 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 Budgets.

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 19.3: 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

12 192 

12 592 

12 546 

11 946 

12 210 

Sales of goods and services

854 

871 

888 

888 

888 

Total revenue

13 046 

13 463 

13 434 

12 834 

13 098 

Total income

13 046 

13 463 

13 434 

12 834 

13 098 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

11 132 

11 506 

11 431 

10 855 

11 075 

Depreciation and amortisation2

104 

34 

34 

34 

34 

Supplies and consumables

1 498 

1 500 

1 535 

1 518 

1 562 

Other expenses

456 

467 

478 

490 

501 

Total expenses

13 190 

13 507 

13 478 

12 897 

13 172 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(144)

(44)

(44)

(63)

(74)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(144)

(44)

(44)

(63)

(74)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating and Employee benefits in 2022‑23 reflects the additional funding and associated expenditure for the Additional Resourcing for the DPP initiative. The variation in expenditure over the Forward Estimates reflects the completion of initiatives funded in the 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 Budgets.

2.    The decrease in Depreciation and amortisation in 2022‑23 reflects revised estimates of the lease arrangements for the Office.


 

Table 19.4: Statement of Comprehensive Income ‑ Administered

 

2021‑22 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Other revenue1

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total administered revenue

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total administered income

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Public Account1

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total administered expenses

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered net result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administered comprehensive result

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.     Other revenue reflects monies recovered under the Unexplained Wealth initiative that are transferred to the Public Account.


 

Table 19.5: 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 ‑ The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions1

11 642 

12 032 

11 976 

11 366 

11 630 

 

11 642 

12 032 

11 976 

11 366 

11 630 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

11 642 

12 032 

11 976 

11 366 

11 630 

 

11 642 

12 032 

11 976 

11 366 

11 630 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserved by Law

 

 

 

 

 

Salary, Travel and Other Allowances, Director of Public Prosecutions (Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1973)

550 

560 

570 

580 

580 

 

550 

560 

570 

580 

580 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

12 192 

12 592 

12 546 

11 946 

12 210 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

12 192 

12 592 

12 546 

11 946 

12 210 

 

12 192 

12 592 

12 546 

11 946 

12 210 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.     The increase in this Output in 2022-23 reflects additional revenue from appropriation for the Additional Resourcing for the DPP initiative. The variation over the Forward Estimates reflects the completion of initiatives funded in the 2020‑21 and 2021‑22 Budgets.


 

Table 19.6: 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

1 086 

1 968 

1 968 

1 968 

1 968 

Receivables1

141 

102 

102 

102 

102 

 

1 227 

2 070 

2 070 

2 070 

2 070 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment2

416 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other assets2

155 

348 

314 

280 

246 

 

571 

348 

314 

280 

246 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1 798 

2 418 

2 384 

2 350 

2 316 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables1

71 

24 

24 

24 

24 

Interest bearing liabilities1

154 

41 

11 

.... 

.... 

Employee benefits1

2 285 

2 448 

2 488 

2 528 

2 568 

Total liabilities

2 510 

2 513 

2 523 

2 552 

2 592 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(712)

(95)

(139)

(202)

(276)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(712)

(95)

(139)

(202)

(276)

Total equity

(712)

(95)

(139)

(202)

(276)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in this item in 2023 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2021 actuals.

2.    The decrease in Property, plant and equipment and increase in Other assets from 2023 reflects a reclassification between asset classes.


 

Table 19.7: 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

12 192 

12 592 

12 546 

11 946 

12 210 

Sales of goods and services

854 

871 

888 

888 

888 

GST receipts

Total cash inflows

13 050 

13 467 

13 438 

12 838 

13 102 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(9 870)

(10 170)

(10 075)

(9 541)

(9 704)

Superannuation

(1 222)

(1 296)

(1 316)

(1 274)

(1 331)

GST payments

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

(4)

Supplies and consumables

(1 498)

(1 500)

(1 535)

(1 499)

(1 562)

Other cash payments

(456)

(467)

(478)

(490)

(501)

Total cash outflows

(13 050)

(13 437)

(13 408)

(12 808)

(13 102)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

.... 

30 

30 

30 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

.... 

(30)

(30)

(30)

.... 

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

.... 

(30)

(30)

(30)

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

1 086 

1 968 

1 968 

1 968 

1 968 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

1 086 

1 968 

1 968 

1 968 

1 968 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Table 19.8: Statement of Cash Flows ‑ Administered

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Other cash receipts

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

Total cash inflows

500 

500 

500 

500 

500 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Transfers to the Public Account

(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

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

....