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 PB Statements are part of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework established by the PGPA Act. It is anticipated that the performance criteria described in PB 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/about-us/corporate-publications/corporate-plan-2017-21.

The most recent annual performance statement, as part of the annual report, can be found at: www.amsa.gov.au/about-us/corporate-publications/annual-report-2016-17.

AMSA contributes to 1 Outcome and 1 Program, which is divided into 2 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

The 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 2018–19 Budget measures have created new programs or materially changed existing programs.

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.
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 As Australia's national maritime regulatory body, AMSA promotes the safety and protection of our marine environment and combats ship-sourced pollution. AMSA provides the infrastructure for safety of navigation in Australian waters, and maintains a national search and rescue service for the maritime and aviation sectors.

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
  • 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 standards and welfare
Target: vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers, education and training bodies
Activity: delivering, implementing and enhancing the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety
Target: domestic vessel owners, vessel operators, seafarers
Current performance information
YearPerformance criteria (a)TargetsEstimated achievement
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% 0.3%
Reduction over time in the ratio of serious pollution incidents under the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 compared to the total number of ship arrivals (b) <0.7% 0%
Forward looking performance information
YearPerformance criteria (a)Targets
2018–19 and beyond 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 1983 of significant pollution incidents compared to the total number of ship port visits to Australia (b) <0.7%
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.
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 As Australia's national maritime regulatory body, AMSA promotes the safety and protection of our marine environment and combats ship-sourced pollution. AMSA provides the infrastructure for safety of navigation in Australian waters, and maintains a national search and rescue service for the maritime and aviation sectors.

Vision: Safe and clean seas, saving lives

Mission: Ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution, and rescuing people in distress

Role:
  • provide a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors
Delivery Activity: saving lives daily through search and rescue
Target: persons in distress/lives at risk, emergency services
Current performance information
YearPerformance criteriaTargetsEstimated achievement
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% 95% (c)
Forward looking performance information
YearPerformance criteria (a)Targets
2018–19 and beyond 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%
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 are detailed in AMSA's Corporate Plan, and are reported in the Annual Performance Statement (Appendix 2 to the Annual Report).
  2. The wording of this criteria has been refined from 2017–18 to provide further clarity.
  3. AMSA's intention is to save all lives at risk during distress incidents. In practice, the circumstances surrounding individual incidents—i.e. severe medical conditions requiring specialist treatment, poor weather—affect the possibility of success of the search and rescue (SAR) response.

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