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Annual Report 2008-09 Performance Reports - Outcome 2

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Chapter 7 Outcome 2

Coordinated federal criminal justice, security and emergency management activity for a safer Australia

Overview

The Department contributes to the achievement of Outcome 2 by providing policy advice and operational coordination and services in the area of national security, taking an all-hazards approach, which includes counter-terrorism, security law, resilience policy, emergency management, criminal justice, crime prevention, critical infrastructure protection, and protective security. The Department also undertakes a range of activities to meet obligations and responsibilities in international as well as domestic circumstances.

The Department works in consultation and cooperation with many other organisations to achieve Outcome 2. These organisations include government agencies at Commonwealth and State or Territory levels, as well as non-government and foreign institutions. They include advisory bodies, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and commercial businesses. In addition to maintaining these interrelationships with other organisations, the Department operates in an environment where international as well as domestic events or trends can play a significant role.

During 2008–09, we made significant and substantial progress towards achieving Outcome 2 through implementation of recommendations made in the Smith Review of Homeland and Border Security arrangements, coordinating the Australian Government security and emergency management arrangements for the Papal visit and World Youth Day event in July 2008, responding to events such as the Mumbai terror attacks, the Victorian bushfire, the Ashmore Reef incident and H1N1 influenza pandemic, leading the whole-of-government review of Australia’s e-security arrangements, implementing the national response to organised crime, developing proposals for major reform to Australia’s laws on extradition and mutual assistance, leading the implementation of the National Identity Security Strategy, and assistance with development of a national telephone-based public emergency warning capability.

Performance reports for each output contributing to Outcome 2 are presented in this chapter.

Resource summary

Table 13: Resource summary, Outcome 2—Coordinated federal criminal justice, security and emergency management activity for a safer Australia

  Budget*
2008–09
$’000
(a)
Actual expenses
2008–09
$’000
(b)
Variation
$’000
(a)–(b)

Output Group 2.1: Criminal justice and crime prevention

     

Administered items

     

National Community Crime Prevention Program

15,517

11,952

3,565

Payments for membership of international bodies

106

106

Payments for grants to Australian organisations

501

500

1

Schools Security program

2,625

2,525

100

Safer Suburbs program

7,000

7000

National Handgun Buyback Act 2003

2,500

1,031

1,469

Departmental Outputs

21,157

19,215

1,942

Revenues from other sources (s 31)

35

1,045

–1,101

Subtotal for Output 2.1

49,441

43,268

6,173

Output Group 2.2: International criminal justice cooperation

     

Administered items

     

Australia’s contribution to the International Criminal Court

8,476

2,876

5,600

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing—information and public awareness campaign

3,200

609

2,591

Pacific Police Development Program

228

147

81

Departmental Outputs

15,327

13,809

1,518

Revenues from other sources (s 31)

2,003

2,701

–698

Subtotal for Output 2.2

29,234

20,142

9,092

Output Group 2.3: National security and critical infrastructure protection

     

Departmental Outputs

30,148

36,167

–6,019

Revenues from other sources (s 31)

21

475

–454

Subtotal for Output 2.3

30,169

36,642

–6,473

Output Group 2.4: National emergency management

     

Administered items

     

Local Grants Scheme

2,526

1,589

937

National Emergency Volunteers Support Fund

3,272

3,551

–279

Departmental Outputs

17,636

19,869

–2,233

Revenues from other sources (s 31)

531

181

350

Subtotal for Output 2.4

23,965

25,190

–1,225

Output Group 2.5: Protective security and national security crisis coordination

     

Administered items

     

National counter-terrorism committee—special fund and operating expenses

16,424

15,614

810

National security public information campaign

5,550

5,345

205

APEC 2007 security arrangements

1,416

11,826

–10,410

Departmental Outputs

26,474

22,406

4,068

Revenues from other sources (s 31)

4,005

3,127

878

Subtotal for Output 2.5

53,869

58,318

–4,449

Output Group 2.6: Security Services including AusCheck

     

Departmental Outputs

12,767

3,966

8,801

Revenues from other sources (s 31)

8,443

8,567

–124

Subtotal for Output 2.6

21,210

12,533

8,677

Total for Outcome 2

207,888

196,093

11,795

Departmental

138,547

131,528

7,019

Administered

69,341

64,565

4,776

 

 

 

 

Average staffing level (number)

 

772 

 

Notes:

* Full-year budget, including any subsequent adjustment made to the 2008–09 Budget

** Special Account receipts and payments are shown in Note 25 to the Financial Statements

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