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. Commonwealth programmes are the primary vehicle by which government entities achieve the intended results of their outcome statements. Entities are required to identify the programmes which contribute to Australian Government outcomes over the Budget and forward years.

AMSA's Outcome is described below, together with its related programme and subprogrammes, specifying the performance indicators and targets used to assess and monitor the performance of AMSA in achieving Government outcomes.

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 will contribute to improved ship safety, protection of the marine environment and provision of search and rescue coordination services by implementing the strategies, activities, projects and programmes identified in its Corporate Plan 2015–19.

AMSA contributes to one Outcome and one Programme, which is divided into two subprogrammes:

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.

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

The programme contributes to Outcome 1 through measures that minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters and maximise the number of people saved from aviation and maritime incidents. This includes:

  • implementing and enforcing standards that minimise the occurrence of maritime accidents and incidents;
  • promoting seafarer living and working conditions that meet international requirements;
  • supporting and enhancing the operation of a skilled maritime workforce within the Australian shipping industry;
  • developing and applying measures that minimise the impact of shipping on the environment;
  • preparing for and responding efficiently and effectively to maritime environmental emergencies;
  • implementing 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
2014–15
Estimated
actual
$'000
2015–16
Budget

$'000
2016–17
Forward
estimate
$'000
2017–18
Forward
estimate
$'000
2018–19
Forward
estimate
$'000
Annual departmental expenses          
Ordinary Annual Services
(Appropriation Bill No.1)
65,284 57,509 66,013 71,111 72,484
Special Appropriations          
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990—s48 112,265 121,944 126,758 132,896 139,779
Expenses not requiring appropriation in the Budget year (a) 24,278 25,096 26,107 15,955 18,514
Total programme expenses 201,827 204,549 218,878 219,962 230,777

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
The deliverables for this programme are listed below.
Deliverables 2014–15
Estimated
actual
2015–16
Budget
2016–17
Forward
estimate
2017–18
Forward
estimate
2018–19
Forward
estimate
Subprogramme 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 flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters, demonstrated through:    
- average number of deficiencies per inspection compared to a 10 year rolling average; 2.7 ≤3.25 Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
- percentage of ships detained as a
proportion of all Port State control inspections;
7.2% ≤7.5% Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
- proportion of serious incidents to total port arrivals; 0.03 ≤0.05 Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
- age (years) of ships coming to Australia relative to the age of the ships in the worldwide fleet; and 8.85:20.20 ≤9.00 Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
- inspections of high risk ships within targeted timeframes. N/A 100% 100% 100% 100%
Inspection rate of risk assessed eligible foreign flag ships:  
- priority one ships; 93% 80% 80% 80% 80%
- priority two ships; 80% 60% 60% 60% 60%
- priority three ships; and 68% 40% 40% 40% 40%
- priority four ships. 42% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Number of port and flag State ship inspections:  
- all; 7,900 7,900 7,900 7,900 7,900
- Port State inspections; and 3,100 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000
- Flag State inspections. 70 60 60 60 60
All regulatory measures introduced internationally or domestically are given effect within specified timeframes. 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Average number of Maritime Labour Convention deficiencies per inspection compared to a rolling 10 year average. 0.44 ≤0.50 Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
Steady or
reducing
Onshore complaints made under Article 22 of the Maritime Labour Convention investigated within specified timeframes. N/A 100% 100% 100% 100%
Marine aids to navigation network vailability compliance with International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities guidelines. Targeted
rates
Targeted
rates
Targeted rates Targeted
rates
Targeted
rates
Further develop service delivery partnerships with jurisdictions and arrangements for the national maritime safety regulation system by June 2016. Targeted
timeframe
Targeted
timeframe
N/A N/A N/A
Marine pollution and emergency response to shipping incidents
Availability of environmental response emergency capability. 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
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:  
- incidents; and 7,000 8,500 8,500 8,500 8,500
- searches. 550 740 740 740 740
Availability of distress and safety communications services. 99.5% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Median time (minutes) for the Rescue Coordination Centre to initiate a response. 30 30 30 30 30
For incidents AMSA has search and rescue coordination responsibility for, the median time (minutes) for an asset to be on-scene:  
- daylight; and N/A 150 150 150 150
- night. N/A 180 180 180 180
Programme 1.1 Key performance indicators
The key performance indicators, addressing key features of the programme, measure the effectiveness of the programme in meeting its objectives.
Key Performance Indicators 2014–15
Estimated
actual
2015–16
Budget
2016–17
Forward
estimate
2017–18
Forward
estimate
2018–19
Forward
estimate
Subprogramme 1.1.1: Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection
Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 of significant pollution incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia. 0% <0.7% <0.7% <0.7% <0.7%
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).
99% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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.

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