Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 1: Entity overview and resources

1.1: Strategic direction statement

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (AMSA Act) to:

  • promote maritime safety and protection of the marine environment;
  • prevent and combat ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment;
  • provide infrastructure to support safety of navigation in Australian waters;
  • provide a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors;
  • provide, on request, services to the maritime industry on a commercial basis; and
  • provide, on request, services of a maritime nature on a commercial basis to the Commonwealth and/or states and territories.

AMSA regularly assesses its operating environment, challenges, goals and risks to identify key priorities for coming years. In 2015–16 AMSA will continue to focus on strategic objectives that reflect AMSA's statutory responsibilities, are consistent with the whole of government regulatory reform agenda and form the basis for the programme objectives and outputs detailed in the following sections.

1.2: Entity resource statement

Table 1.1 shows the total resources from all sources.

Table 1.1: Entity resource statement—Budget estimates for 2015–16 as at Budget May 2015

1.3: Budget measures

There are no Budget measures relating to AMSA detailed in Budget Paper No. 2.

Table 1.2: Entity 2015–16 Budget measures

Part 1: Measures announced since the 2014–15 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO)

This table is not provided as there have been no measures since MYEFO for AMSA.

Part 2: MYEFO measures not previously reported in a portfolio statement

This table is not provided as there were no MYEFO measures for AMSA.

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