Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

2.1: Outcomes and performance information

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

Figure 2.1 summarises the relationship between AMSA's outcome statement, its programme and subprogrammes and the involvement of its divisions in delivering each subprogramme.

Figure 2.1: AMSA's Outcome, Programmes and Divisions

Figure 2.1: AMSA's Outcome, Programme 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 Programme, which is divided into two subprograms:

Subprogramme 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.

Subprogramme 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 Corporate Plan 2013–18.

Outcome 1 expense statement

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

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Contributions to Outcome 1

Programme 1.1: Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue
Programme 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.
Programme 1.1 Expenses
2013-14
Estimated
actual
$'000
2014-15
Budget

$'000
2015-16
Forward
estimate
$'000
2016-17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017-18
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual departmental expenses          
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No.1)
65,080 56,595 57,681 66,392 71,585
Special Appropriations          
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990—s48 115,476 118,521 126,583 134,211 146,556
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year1 26,300 19,212 18,479 10,899 4,792
Total programme expenses 206,856 194,328 202,743 211,502 222,933

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.
Programme 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 by priority group.
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rate
2014–15 Budget Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2017–18 Forward estimate Targeted rate
All regulatory measures introduced internationally or domestically are given effect within specified timeframes (Quality). 2013–14 Estimated actual 100%
2014–15 Budget 100%
2015–16 Forward estimate 100%
2016–17 Forward estimate 100%
2017–18 Forward estimate 100%
Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships (Quality).

Targeted rates:
Priority one ships: 80%
Priority two ships: 60%
Priority three ships: 40%
Priority four ships: 20%
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rates
2014–15 Budget Targeted rates
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rates
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rates
2017–18 Forward estimate Targeted rates
Number of port and flag State ship inspections (Quantity).

Targeted rates:
Port State inspections: 3,000
Flag State inspections: 60
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rates
2014–15 Budget Targeted rates
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rates
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rates
2017–18 Forward estimate Targeted rates
Marine pollution and emergency response services to shipping incidents
Availability of pollution response resources and equipment to a pollution incident (Quality). 2013–14 Estimated actual 100%
2014–15 Budget 100%
2015–16 Forward estimate 100%
2016–17 Forward estimate 100%
2017–18 Forward estimate 100%
Availability of emergency response capability (Quality).

Targeted rate:
100% availability of emergency towage vessels and fixed wing dispersal aircraft.
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rate
2014–15 Budget Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2017–18 Forward estimate 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.
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rate
2014–15 Budget Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2017–18 Forward estimate Targeted rate
Maritime safety reform
Further develop service delivery partnerships with jurisdictions and arrangements for the national maritime safety regulatory system.

Targeted timeframe:
Completed by June 2016.
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted timeframe.
2014–15 Budget N/A
2015–16 Forward estimate N/A
2016–17 Forward estimate N/A
2017–18 Forward estimate N/A
Subprogramme 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 with capacity to handle incidents and searches (Quantity). 2013–14 Estimated actual 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2014–15 Budget 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2015–16 Forward estimate 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2016–17 Forward estimate 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
2017–18 Forward estimate 8,500 incidents and 740 searches
Availability of distress and safety communications services (Quality). 2013–14 Estimated actual 100% of the time
2014–15 Budget 100% of the time
2015–16 Forward estimate 100% of the time
2016–17 Forward estimate 100% of the time
2017–18 Forward estimate 100% of the time
Number of search and rescue units (Quantity).

Targeted rate:
Five dedicated airborne units and an additional 50 trained units available on an opportunity basis.
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rate
2014–15 Budget Targeted rate
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rate
2017–18 Forward estimate Targeted rate
Median time for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response (Quality). 2013–14 Estimated actual 30 minutes
2014–15 Budget 30 minutes
2015–16 Forward estimate 30 minutes
2016–17 Forward estimate 30 minutes
2017–18 Forward estimate 30 minutes
Programme 1.1 Key performance indicators
The following key performance indicators, addressing key features of the programme, measure the effectiveness of the programme in meeting its objectives.
Key performance indicators Year Target
Subprogramme 1.1.1—Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection
Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Navigation Act 2012 and the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 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%
Ship operation incidents: 0.2%
Ship inspection deficiencies: <3.25 average per inspection
2013–14 Estimated actual Targeted rates
2014–15 Budget Targeted rates
2015–16 Forward estimate Targeted rates
2016–17 Forward estimate Targeted rates
2017–18 Forward estimate Targeted rates
Subprogramme 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). 2013–14 Estimated actual 100%
2014–15 Budget 100%
2015–16 Forward estimate 100%
2016–17 Forward estimate 100%
2017–18 Forward estimate 100%

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