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Infrastructure and Transport Portfolio Overview

Ministers and portfolio responsibilities

Details of the Ministers and portfolio responsibilities including: outcome statements, the portfolio's General Government Sector agencies and portfolio structure, remain unchanged from the 2012–13 Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements).

The Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) provides information on variations since the Budget for the Portfolio's General Government Sector agencies who are seeking additional appropriations through Appropriation Bills (No.3 and No.4) 2012–13.¬† For the 2012–13 PAES, variations relate only to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport (the Department) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).¬† Statements for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and National Transport Commission (NTC) are therefore not included.

Figure 1: Infrastructure and Transport portfolio structure and outcomes

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hon Catherine King MP

Department of Infrastructure and Transport (Infrastructure)

Secretary: Mike Mrdak

Outcome 1: Improved infrastructure across Australia through investment in and coordination of transport and other infrastructure.

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

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Chairman: Leo Zussino

Chief Executive Officer: Graham Peachey

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.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Chief Commissioner: Martin Dolan

Outcome 1: Improved transport safety in Australia including through: independent no blame investigation of transport accidents and other safety occurrences; safety data recording, analysis and research; and fostering safety awareness, knowledge and action.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

Chairman: Dr Allan Hawke

Director of Aviation Safety: John McCormick

Outcome 1: Maximise aviation safety through a regulatory regime, detailed technical material on safety standards, comprehensive aviation industry oversight, risk analysis, industry consultation, education and training.

National Transport Commission (NTC)

Chairman: Greg Martin

Chief Executive Officer: Nick Dimopoulos

Outcome 1: Improved transport productivity, efficiency, safety and environmental performance and regulatory efficiency in Australia through developing, monitoring and maintaining nationally consistent regulatory and operational arrangements relating to road, rail and intermodal transport.

Portfolio resources

Table 1 shows for those agencies reporting in the PAES the additional resources provided to the portfolio in the 2012–13 Budget year, by agency.¬†Additional appropriation is not being sought for ATSB, CASA and NTC.

Table 1: Portfolio resources 2012–13

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