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Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

Government outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by the Government on the Australian community. Commonwealth programs are the primary vehicle by which government agencies achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Agencies are required to identify the programs which contribute to Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

Figure 2.1 summarises the relationship between AMSA's outcome statement, its program and subprograms and the involvement of its divisions in delivering each subprogram.

Figure 2.1: AMSA's Outcome, Programs and Divisions

Flowchart of AMSA's Outcome, Programs and Divisions

Outcome 1: Minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services and maximise people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through search and rescue coordination.

Outcome 1 Strategy

AMSA contributes to one Outcome and one Program, which is divided into two subprograms:

Subprogram 1.1.1: Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection aims to achieve the first part of AMSA's Outcome: Minimising the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services.

Subprogram 1.1.2: Search and rescue aims to achieve the second part of AMSA's Outcome: Maximising the number of people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through search and rescue coordination.

AMSA will contribute to improved ship safety, protection of the marine environment and provision of search and rescue coordination services by implementing the major elements outlined in its Strategic Outlook 2012–20 and Corporate Plan 2012–17.

Outcome 1 expense statement

Table 2.1 provides an overview of the total expenses for Outcome 1, by program.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Contributions to Outcome 1

Program 1.1: Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue
Program 1.1 Objective

Minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters and maximise the number of people saved from aviation and maritime incidents by:
  • minimising the occurrence of maritime accidents and incidents;
  • ensuring that seafarer living and working conditions meet international requirements;
  • supporting and enhancing the operation of a skilled maritime workforce within the Australian shipping industry;
  • minimising the impact of shipping on the environment;
  • minimising the environmental impact of marine pollution incidents that occur from shipping, offshore pollution activity or any other source;
  • achieving a modern, effective, enforceable and nationally consistent system for all commercial vessel regulation; and
  • rescuing people from maritime and aviation distress situations.
Program 1.1 Expenses
2011–12
RevisedĀ 
Budget
$'000
2012–13
Budget

$'000
2013–14
Forward
year 1
$'000
2014–15
Forward
year 2
$'000
2015–16
Forward
year 3
$'000
Annual departmental expenses  
Ordinary Annual Services 58,543 58,228 54,067 54,711 55,192
(Appropriation Bills No.1 & No.3)  
Special Appropriations  
Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityAct 1990—s48 97,598 102,624 102,574 107,741 112,542
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year(a) 5,180 2,927 12,609 13,112 13,030
Total program expenses 161,321 163,779 169,250 175,564 180,764

Notes:

  1. Expenses not requiring appropriation in the budget year are made up of revenue from independent sources, payments from related entities, the operating result and timing of accruals.
Program 1.1 Deliverables
Deliverables Year Target
Subprogram 1.1.1—Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection
Seafarer and ship safety and environment regulatory and compliance monitoring systems
Improved standard of foreign ships operating in Australian waters (Quality).

Targeted rate:

Declining average number of deficiencies per inspection.
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rate
2012–13 Budget Targeted rate
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
All regulatory measures introduced internationally or domestically are given effect within specified timeframes (Quality). 2011–12 Revised budget 100%
2012–13 Budget 100%
2013–14 Forward year 1 100%
2014–15 Forward year 2 100%
2015–16 Forward year 3 100%
Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships (Quality)1.

Targeted rates:
Priority one ships: 80%
Priority two ships: 60%
Priority three ships: 40%
Priority four ships: 20%
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rates
2012–13 Budget Targeted rates
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Number of port and flag State ship inspections (Quantity).

Targeted rates:
Port State inspections: 3,000
Flag State inspections: 75
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rates
2012–13 Budget Targeted rates
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Marine pollution and emergency response services to shipping incidents
Availability of pollution response resources and equipment to a pollution incident (Quality). 2011–12 Revised budget 100%
2012–13 Budget 100%
2013–14 Forward year 1 100%
2014–15 Forward year 2 100%
2015–16 Forward year 3 100%
Availability of emergency response capability (Quality).

Targeted rate:
100% availability of emergency towage vessels and fixed wing dispersal aircraft.
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rate
2012–13 Budget Targeted rate
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
A national network of systems to aid marine navigation
Availability of marine aids to navigation network (Quality).

Targeted rate:

Compliance with the targets set out in the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) guidelines.
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rate
2012–13 Budget Targeted rate
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
Maritime safety reform
Transition the National Marine Safety Committee commercial vessel marine standards development and maintenance function to AMSA.

Targeted timeframe:
Transitioned in 2013.
2011–12 Revised budget N/A
2012–13 Budget Targeted timeframe.
2013–14 Forward year 1 N/A
2014–15 Forward year 2 N/A
2015–16 Forward year 3 N/A
Prepare service delivery partnerships with jurisdictions and arrangements for the national maritime safety regulatory system.

Targeted timeframe:

Completed by December 2012.
2011–12 Revised budget N/A
2012–13 Budget Targeted timeframe.
2013–14 Forward year 1 N/A
2014–15 Forward year 2 N/A
2015–16 Forward year 3 N/A
Commencement of the National Law Bill.

Targeted timeframe:

Commences in 2012–13.
2011–12 Revised budget N/A
2012–13 Budget Targeted timeframe.
2013–14 Forward year 1 N/A
2014–15 Forward year 2 N/A
2015–16 Forward year 3 N/A
Subprogram 1.1.2—Search and rescue
National Rescue Coordination Centre providing 24 hour coordination of aviation and maritime search and rescue and distress and safety communication services
Provision of Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) with capacity to handle incidents and searches (Quantity)2. 2011–12 Revised budget 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2012–13 Budget 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2013–14 Forward year 1 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2014–15 Forward year 2 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2015–16 Forward year 3 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
Availability of distress and safety communications services (Quality). 2011–12 Revised budget 100% of the time
2012–13 Budget 100% of the time
2013–14 Forward year 1 100% of the time
2014–15 Forward year 2 100% of the time
2015–16 Forward year 3 100% of the time
Number of search and rescue units (Quantity).

Targeted rate:

5 dedicated airborne units and an additional 50 trained units not dedicated primarily to search and rescue.
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rate
2012–13 Budget Targeted rate
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rate
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rate
Median time for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response (Quality). 2011–12 Revised budget 30 minutes
2012–13 Budget 30 minutes
2013–14 Forward year 1 30 minutes
2014–15 Forward year 2 30 minutes
2015–16 Forward year 3 30 minutes
Program 1.1 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the program, measure the effectiveness of the program in meeting its objectives.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Subprogram 1.1.1—Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection
Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Navigation Act 1912 and the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) 1983 of serious pollution incidents and significant ship operational incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia and the average number of deficiencies per ship inspection.

Targeted rates:
Significant pollution incidents: <0.7%3
Ship operation incidents: 0.2%
Ship inspection deficiencies: 3.25 average per inspection
2011–12 Revised budget Targeted rates
2012–13 Budget Targeted rates
2013–14 Forward year 1 Targeted rates
2014–15 Forward year 2 Targeted rates
2015–16 Forward year 3 Targeted rates
Subprogram 1.1.2: Search and Rescue
Maximise percentage of saved lives as a proportion of lives at risk. (A person is defined as being at risk if the person has a chance of surviving the initial maritime or aviation incident). 2011–12 Revised budget 100%
2012–13 Budget 100%
2013–14 Forward year 1 100%
2014–15 Forward year 2 100%
2015–16 Forward year 3 100%

1In previous years, inspection rates for single hull tankers were reported. Single hull tankers are now being phased out and are no longer relevant for inspection purposes.

2There are indications that incidents and searches are no longer escalating in a manner experienced in previous years so the planned assignment of additional resources to provide for growth in the RCC capacity is no longer appropriate.

3 The target for 2010–11 was 0.7% significant pollution incidents compared to the total number of port ship visits to Australia.  For 2011–12 onwards, the target has been amended to read ‘less than 0.7% significant pollution incidents’ to reflect the aim of reducing this percentage over time.

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