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Department of Infrastructure and Transport

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information (continued)

Outcome 2: An efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system for all transport users through regulation, financial assistance and safety investigations.

Outcome 2 Strategy

Outcome 2 is delivered through the following programs:

2.1 Transport security

2.2 Surface transport

2.3 Road safety

2.4 Air transport

Safe and efficient transport systems and transport infrastructure connects Australians with domestic markets and the nation to the global economy and is a key determinant of our economic growth. Given the current global and local economic situation, Australia's prosperity depends on having a transport system that is efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe, secure and productive. Achieving long-term productivity growth will require reforms to support the operation of a seamless national economy.

During 2011-12 and forward years, the Department will continue to advise on and lead national efforts to address key transport issues that support an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system, including:

  • promoting integrated surface transport (road, rail) reforms supporting the operation of single national markets and building on effective relationships with key stakeholders, including other governments, unions, industry and regulators;
  • implementation of Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) initiatives contributing towards a seamless national economy including national approaches to heavy vehicle regulation, maritime safety and rail safety regulation and investigation;
  • introduction of a rewritten Navigation Act 1912;
  • ensuring vehicle standards deliver both safety and environmental outcomes and are consistent with international approaches;
  • contribute to effective progress on the COAG road reform plan;
  • implementation of the Government's shipping industry reform election commitment;
  • providing transport policy advice in relation to the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport;
  • coordinate data collection and progress reporting in relation to the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020;
  • support the work of the National Road Safety Council;
  • pursuing ongoing enhancements to Australia's transport security framework;
  • providing aviation policy advice, aviation and airport regulation and effective stakeholder (including international) engagement on the initiatives identified in the Aviation White Paper;
  • continuing implementation of the remaining key initiatives of the December 2009 Aviation Policy White Paper;
  • introducing measures to strengthen transport security systems, including transport security coordination and passenger ship security;
  • continuing to promote best practice regulation through progressive improvements in regulatory tools and processes; and
  • delivering a range of associated administered items.

Major new activities during 2011-12, which will continue into the forward years, include:

  • implementing the Government's shipping reform initiatives;
  • implementing the 2010 election commitment to introduce mandatory CO2 emissions standards for light vehicles from 2015, and implementing further vehicle fuel efficiency measures previously endorsed by COAG;
  • implementing the Government response to the review of the Public Transport Disability Access Standards; and
  • implementing the strengthened aviation security measures announced by the Prime Minster on 9 February 2010.

In delivering the Outcome 2 programs the Department will consult extensively with state, territory and local governments and industry and, where appropriate, with foreign governments and international organisations.

Following COAG's federal financial framework reforms the Treasury is responsible for National Partnership payments to and through the states and territories. The Treasury holds the appropriation for these items and reports the financial details accordingly. The non-financial performance of the corresponding programs remains the responsibility of the Department. As a result, financial information for each affected program will not be complete for each financial year within a single PBS.

Outcome 2 expense statement

Table 2.2 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 2, by program.

Table 2.2: Budgeted expenses Outcome 2

Contributions to Outcome 2

Program 2.1: Transport security
Program 2.1 Objective

Program 2.1 is designed to ensure a more secure Australian transport system through clarity of roles and responsibilities between transport industry participants and the Government. Operators are responsible for facility level preventive security with compliance assured by the Government.

Against this context, the program objective is to ensure a secure Australian transport system against the threat of terrorist attack.

Components of Program 2.1:

(a) Domestic engagement

Domestic legislation mandates risk based preventive security outcomes in the aviation, air cargo, maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors. In consultation with industry the Department develops appropriate and targeted transport security policies, routinely advises industry of the security risk context within which their transport preventive security planning should be focused and ensures industry compliance with requirements of the Acts and Regulations. Regulated industry preventive security initiatives must be risk-based in addressing the nature and level of threat, as determined by ASIO's National Threat Assessment Centre, and security vulnerabilities, including those identified by the Australian Crime Commission's serious and organised crime assessments.

The Department is the lead Commonwealth agency for the national provision of best practice transport security risk and mitigation advice under the Federal Government's Critical Infrastructure Protection program. Under the COAG Intergovernmental Agreement on Surface Transport Security, the Department also works with state and territory governments to ensure national consistency of preventive security outcomes in the surface and mass urban transit sectors.

(b) International engagement

Australia's aviation and maritime sectors are internationally networked. As a consequence, the security of these sectors in Australia is influenced and impacted by the policy frameworks and adequacy of security arrangements overseas. Australia's domestic transport security arrangements address Australia's obligations to the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization. In addition, the Department works bilaterally and through a range of multilateral forums to shape and influence the international security debate and to advance Australia's interests. Where possible, the Department works to build regional country capacity for them to deliver more robust transport security outcomes thus minimising the threat to Australia from incoming aircraft and ships.

(c) Transport security inquiries

The Office of the Inspector of Transport Security undertakes inquiries, when directed by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, into a major transport or offshore security incident or a pattern or series that point to a systemic failure or possible weakness of aviation or maritime security regulatory systems in order to strengthen transport security.

Administered items
  • Aviation security enhancements
    - improving international aviation security
    - regional passenger screening
  • Strengthening aviation security
    - optimal technologies at international gateway airports
    - regional and domestic aviation security
    - securing the air cargo supply chain
Program 2.1 Expenses
The increase in expenses from 2011-12 is due mainly to new measures announced in the 2010-11 Budget.
  2010-11
Revised
Budget
$'000
2011-12
Budget

$'000
2012-13
Forward
year 1
$'000
2013-14
Forward
year 2
$'000
2014-15
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual administered expenses  
Aviation security enhancements 955 976 1 001 1 005 1 028
- improving international aviation
security
42 42 43 23 23
- regional passenger screening 913 934 958 982 1 005
Strengthening aviation security 5 714 38 594 12 477 4 315 0
- optimal technologies at
international gateway airports
914 12 210 7 676 100 0
- regional and domestic aviation
security
4 800 6 776 4 801 4 215 0
- securing the air cargo supply
chain
0 19 608 0 0 0
Program support 78 734 97 738 92 665 96 210 91 262
Total program expenses 85 403 137 308 106 143 101 530 92 290
Program 2.1 Deliverables
The following deliverables represent the goods and services produced and delivered by the program in meeting its objective.
Deliverables Year Target
Implement National Aviation Policy Statement. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Implement National Aviation Policy Statement initiatives.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Any legislative or policy component of a transport security risk mitigation strategy is delivered efficiently and with the minimum adverse impact on industry and the travelling public. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Policy, legislation and regulation development complies with Office of Best Practice Regulation standards.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Work with international regulators in targeted last ports of call locations to develop effective preventive security measures. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Annual engagement with key regional regulators, international bodies and industry participants.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Percentage of ‘high risk’ cases subject to compliance activity within 12 months. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget 95%
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Effective administration of regulatory approval processes. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Regulatory responsibilities are met.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Industry forums are consulted as required to inform policy and legislation development. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget All regulated industry sectors are consulted at intervals not exceeding 12 months.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Sector specific risk context statements and transport security advisories reviewed and issued in a timely fashion to inform industry and Government preventive security measures. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Sectoral Risk Context Statements are produced and disseminated to industry within four months of receipt of a sectoral threat assessment.
Transport Security Advisories are issued within seven days of receipt of significant intelligence or following a security incident with relevance to transport preventive security outcomes.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Inspector of Transport Security undertakes inquiries as directed by the Minister. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Reporting outcomes of inquiries to the Minister and Secretary in a timeframe as specified by the Minister.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Efficient and effective management of administered items. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Items are administered in accordance with relevant legislation, published guidelines and ANAO guidance.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Program 2.1 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objective.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Activity is underpinned by a sound understanding of the threat and security risk environment as it affects transport security. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Sound understanding of threat and risk is demonstrated through the analysis of available intelligence and vulnerability indicators; appropriate action by the Department and industry to mitigate against new or emerging threats and the heightened likelihood of attacks; appropriate briefings and threat-related products by the Department to industry.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
Policy and regulatory activity ensures that industry achieves effective and sustainable transport preventive security outcomes. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget Effective policy leads to timely changes in transport security legislation and facility level transport security plans/programs, provides a framework for preventive security mitigation measures, minimises unintended consequences for transport operators and can be implemented at the facility level/operating environment in a flexible manner.

Effective regulatory activity is demonstrated by a high degree of compliance and enhanced security culture by industry operators, a reduction in transport security vulnerabilities with appropriate departmental compliance activity.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
The transport security context domestically and internationally is influenced to advance Australian interests. 2010-11 Revised budget Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2011-12 Budget The Department works with international partners and bodies to improve international transport security frameworks and awareness, and works with other international regulators to develop effective preventive security measures in response to terrorist threats.

The Department incorporates international aviation and maritime agreements and utilises international best practice guidance materials within Australia's national transport preventive security regimes.

The Department works with other government agencies to develop nationally consistent surface and mass transport security outcomes, and to provide risk mitigation advice to transport critical infrastructure.
2012-13 Forward year 1 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2013-14 Forward year 2 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.
2014-15 Forward year 3 Ongoing refer to 2011-12 Budget target.

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