Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Section 2: Outcomes and planned performance

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

Each outcome is described below together with its related programs. The following provides detailed information on expenses for each outcome and program, further broken down by funding source.

Note:

Performance reporting requirements in the Portfolio Budget Statements are part of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework established by the PGPA Act. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in Portfolio Budget Statements will be read with broader information provided in an entity's corporate plans and annual performance statements—included in Annual Reports—to provide an entity's complete performance story.

The most recent corporate plan for AMSA can be found at: www.amsa.gov.au/forms-and-publications/about-amsa/publications/Corporate-Plans/index.asp

The most recent annual performance statement can be found at: www.amsa.gov.au/forms-and-publications/about-amsa/publications/Annual-Reports/index.asp (see Appendix 2 to AMSA 2015–16 Annual Report)

AMSA contributes to one Outcome and one Program, which is divided into two sub-programs:

Sub-program 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.

Sub-program 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.

2.1 Budgeted expenses and performance for Outcome 1

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.

Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

This table below shows how much AMSA intends to spend (on an accrual basis) on achieving the outcome, broken down by program, as well as by Departmental funding sources.

Table 2.1: Budgeted expenses for Outcome 1

Table 2.2: Program components for Outcome 1

Table 2.3: Performance criteria for Outcome 1

Table 2.3 below details the performance criteria for each program associated with Outcome 1. It also summarises how each program is delivered and where 2017–18 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

Outcome 1Minimise 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.
Program 1.1—Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue.

Sub-program 1.1.1 Seafarer and ship safety and environment protection aims to minimise the risk of shipping incidents and pollution in Australian waters through ship safety and environment protection regulation and services.
Purposes AMSA's purpose is reflected in AMSA's corporate plan as follows:
Vision: Safe and clean seas, saving lives
Mission: Ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution, and rescuing people in distress
Roles:
  • promote maritime safety and protection of the marine environment;
  • prevent and combat ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment;
  • provide infrastructure to support safe navigation in Australian waters;
  • 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.
Delivery Activity: ensuring regulated vessels are operated safely and meeting standards
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Activity: preventing pollution from shipping
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Activity: supporting safe navigation
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, commercial and recreational seafarers
Activity: contributing to and implementing international conventions
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, international bodies, other nations, other regulators (within Australia and internationally)
Activity: ensuring seafarer competency and welfare
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, education and training bodies
Activity: building the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety
Target: domestic vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Performance information
YearPerformance criteria (a)Targets/2016–17 Estimated achievement
2016–17 Improvement in the standard of foreign flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters, demonstrated through the proportion of serious incidents to total port arrivals 0.5 / 0.3
  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. <0.7% / 0%
2017–18 Improvement in the standard of foreign flagged ships and Australian flagged ships (regulated under the Navigation Act 2012) operating in Australian waters, demonstrated through the proportion of serious incidents to total port arrivals ≤0.5
  Reduction over time in the ratio of reports to AMSA under the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983of significant pollution incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia. <0.7%
2018–19 and beyond As per 2017–18 As per 2017–18
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.1, Sub‑program 1.1.1
  1. The number of performance criteria listed in Table 2.3 have been reduced from previous years as allowed by the Finance Secretary's Direction under Subsection 36(3) of the PGPA Act dated 3 March 2017—‘Requirements for Performance Information included in the Portfolio Budget Statements’. A more comprehensive suite of measures are detailed in AMSA's Corporate Plan, and are reported in the Annual Performance Statement (Appendix 2 to the Annual Report).
Program 1.1—Seafarer and ship safety, environment protection and search and rescue.

Sub-program 1.1.2. Search and rescue aims to maximise the number of people saved from maritime and aviation incidents through coordinating search and rescue.
Purposes Vision: Safe and clean seas, saving lives
Mission: Ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution, and rescuing people in distress
Roles:
  • promote maritime safety and protection of the marine environment;
  • prevent and combat ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment;
  • provide a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors
Delivery Activity: pre-emptively intervene to assure vessel safety
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Activity: saving lives daily through search and rescue
Target: persons in distress/lives at risk, emergency services
Activity: delivering an effective maritime incident response capability
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, emergency services
Activity: delivering an effective marine pollution response capability
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, state and territory governments, emergency services
Performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargets/2016–17 Estimated achievement
2016–17 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) 100% / 97.1%
2017–18 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) 100%
2018–19 and beyond As per 2017–18 As per 2017–18
Material changes to Program 1.1 resulting from the following measures:
  • There are no new measures with a material impact on the performance information for Program 1.1, Sub- program 1.1.2
  1. The number of performance criteria listed in Table 2.3 have been reduced from previous years as allowed by the Finance Secretary's Direction under Subsection 36(3) of the PGPA Act dated 3 March 2017—‘Requirements for Performance Information included in the Portfolio Budget Statements’. A more comprehensive suite of measures is detailed in AMSA's Corporate Plan, and are reported in the Annual Performance Statement (Appendix 2 to the Annual Report).

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