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 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, derived from its research into misconduct risks within the public sector.

The Commission has an oversight and compliance role, aimed at building the capacity of the public sector to prevent and deal with misconduct. The Commission has the power to monitor and audit internal investigation processes conducted by public authorities, including Tasmania Police. More recently, the Commissionís work has included oversight of the Lobbying Code of Conduct and Register of Lobbyists.

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 2023‑24 and over the Forward Estimates (2024‑25 to 2026‑27). Further information about the Commission is provided at www.integrity.tas.gov.au.

Key Deliverables

The ongoing 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 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

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

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

3 571 

3 705 

3 654 

3 585 

3 596 

 

3 571 

3 705 

3 654 

3 585 

3 596 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

3 571 

3 705 

3 654 

3 585 

3 596 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in this Output primarily reflects 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 15.2:†††††† Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ operating1

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

Total revenue

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

Total income

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits1

2 866 

3 001 

2 874 

2 789 

2 845 

Depreciation and amortisation

201 

190 

257 

242 

197 

Supplies and consumables

245 

265 

284 

290 

296 

Borrowing costs

47 

33 

19 

39 

29 

Other expenses

212 

216 

220 

225 

229 

Total expenses

3 571 

3 705 

3 654 

3 585 

3 596 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(12)

(59)

(60)

89 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

(12)

(59)

(60)

89 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in Appropriation revenue ‑ operating and Employee benefits primarily reflects funding provided in the 2021‑22 Budget for Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight.

 

 


 

Table 15.3:†††††† Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

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

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrity Commission

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operating Services

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1.    The variation in this Output primarily reflects funding provided in the 2021‑22 Budget for Investing in Misconduct Prevention, Education and Oversight.


 

Table 15.4:†††††† Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2023 

2024 

2025 

2026 

2027 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits1

85 

68 

68 

68 

68 

Receivables1

16 

16 

16 

16 

 

92 

84 

84 

84 

84 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles

.... 

.... 

.... 

Other assets2

468 

332 

773 

541 

354 

 

475 

335 

773 

541 

354 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

567 

419 

857 

625 

438 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables

13 

16 

17 

18 

19 

Interest bearing liabilities2

369 

196 

661 

457 

238 

Provisions

82 

95 

95 

95 

95 

Employee benefits

401 

420 

451 

482 

424 

Total liabilities

865 

727 

1 224 

1 052 

776 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

(298)

(308)

(367)

(427)

(338)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated funds

(298)

(308)

(367)

(427)

(338)

Total equity

(298)

(308)

(367)

(427)

(338)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.    The variation in Cash and deposits and Receivables in 2024 reflects revised estimates based on 30 June 2022 actuals.

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


1.      

Table 15.5:†††††† Statement of Cash Flows

 

2022‑23 

2023‑24 

2024‑25 

2025‑26 

2026‑27 

 

 

 

Forward 

Forward 

Forward 

 

Budget 

Budget 

Estimate 

Estimate 

Estimate 

 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

$'000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ operating

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

Total cash inflows

3 559 

3 708 

3 595 

3 525 

3 685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

(2 507)

(2 619)

(2 507)

(2 421)

(2 545)

Superannuation

(328)

(351)

(336)

(337)

(358)

Borrowing costs

(47)

(33)

(19)

(39)

(29)

Supplies and consumables

(245)

(265)

(284)

(290)

(296)

Other cash payments

(212)

(216)

(220)

(225)

(229)

Total cash outflows

(3 339)

(3 484)

(3 366)

(3 312)

(3 457)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

220 

224 

229 

213 

228 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

(220)

(224)

(229)

(213)

(228)

Net cash from (used by) financing activities

(220)

(224)

(229)

(213)

(228)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

.... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

85 

68 

68 

68 

68 

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

85 

68 

68 

68 

68