Audit, Finance and Risk
The Audit, Finance and Risk Committee (AFRC) meets at least five times a year. The primary role of the committee is to assist the board fulfil its corporate governance responsibilities in overseeing and reviewing Tourism Tasmania's internal controls, internal audit relationships, contract engagements, risk management and financial reporting. The committee comprises two board directors and an appointed committee member with expertise in corporate governance and financial reporting. Regular attendees of the AFRC meetings are Tourism Tasmania's Director of Operations and Planning, Business Services Manager, the appointed Internal Auditors and the Tasmanian Audit Office, and the Signing Officer.
At 30 June 2016, Tourism Tasmania consisted of 48 full-time and 11 part-time staff, three fixed-term, one Head of Agency and one level SES. Of the 59 full and part-time staff, there were 42 females (71%) and 17 males (29%).
Right to Information
Tourism Tasmania responds to requests for information in accordance with the Right to Information Act 2009. The Act allows members of the public the right to access information held by government and its agencies, with the exception of information deemed by the Act to be exempt. In 2015-16 there were no requests for information from Tourism Tasmania.
Public Interest Disclosures Act
The purpose of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (Act) is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures about the improper conduct of public officers or public bodies. The Act provides protection to persons who make disclosures in accordance with the Act, and establishes a system by which the matters disclosed can be investigated and action to rectify any deficiencies can be taken.
The agency is committed to the aims and objectives of the Act. It does not tolerate improper conduct or detrimental action by the agency or members, officers or employees. The procedures for reporting disclosures are available at www.tourismtasmania.com.au.
The agency has not received any disclosures either directly or indirectly referred via the Ombudsman in the year to 30 June 2016.
Board of Directors Attendance 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
|Board||Current Term||Number of Board Meetings (7 mtgs)||Audit Finance & Risk Committee (5 mtgs)|
|James Cretan (chair)||12/08/14 – 11/08/2017 (1st term)||7||N/A|
|Michelle Cox||30/10/2014 – 29/10/2017 (1st term)||7||5|
|Simon Currant||14/03/2016 – 1/09/2017 (7th term)||7||N/A|
|Rebecca King||15/09/2015 – 14/09/2017 (1st term)||6||N/A|
|Dallas Newton +||2/03/2012 – 11/08/2015 (1st term)||1||2|
|Brett Torossi||14/10/2015 – 13/10/2018 (3rd term)||7||5|
|Kate Vale||30/10/2014 - 29/10/2016 (1st term)||6||N/A|
|John Fitzgerald (CEO) *||15/01/2013 – 14/01/2018 (end of appointment)||7||N/A|
Audit, Finance and Risk Committee Attendance
In 2015-16, the Audit Finance and Risk Committee met five times.
|Board member||Meetings attended|
|Brett Torossi Chair||5|
|Michelle Cox AFRC board director committee member||5|
|Dallas Newton (retired board director)||2|
|Nicholas Burrows^ (board appointed committee member)||2|
A Whole-Of-Government Framework for Tasmanians with a Disability
Tourism Tasmania continues to develop its consumer website, www.discovertasmania.com.au, and its corporate website, www.tourismtasmania.com.au, in accordance with the Tasmanian Government's accessibility standards with due attention paid to the principles described by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Tourism Tasmania publishes the websites using a content management system that is widely used by government organisations, universities, art galleries, large museums and commercial enterprises in Australia and worldwide. On the website, Tourism Tasmania provides accessible product, attractions and tours to ensure this market segment can easily find them.
Workplace Health and Safety
Tourism Tasmania actively manages workplace health and safety by identifying risks and addressing problems promptly.
Activities undertaken during 2015-16
|Workers compensation claims||0|
|Employee Assistance Program||8|
|Total number of bids and/or written quotations received from Tasmanian businesses||0|
Tourism Tasmania undertakes procurement in accordance with the mandatory requirements of the Treasurer's Instructions, including ensuring Tasmanian businesses are given every opportunity to compete for agency business. Tourism Tasmania's policy is to support Tasmanian businesses whenever they offer best value for money for the government. The following details are provided in accordance with Treasury Instruction 1111 for all contracts awarded and procurement processes undertaken (excluding consultancies) during the 2015-16 financial year with values in excess of $50,000.
|Summary of participation by local businesses||No.|
|Total number of contracts awarded||10|
|Total number of contracts awarded to Tasmanian Businesses||6|
|Value of contracts awarded||$10,250,828|
|Value of contracts awarded to Tasmania businesses||$2,827,692|
|Total number of tenders called and written quote processes run||7|
|Total number of bids and/or written quotations received||60|
|Total number of bids and/or written quotations received from Tasmanian businesses||17|
Contracts and consultants
The following tables provide detailed information on Tourism Tasmania's contracts and consultancies procured or awarded during 2015-16.
|Initiative Media Australia Pty Ltd||NSW, Australia||Media Buying and Strategy||1 Jul 2015 to 30 Jun 2020||$1,523,750|
|Xsquared Architects Pty Ltd||Tasmania||Architectural Services||9 Sep 2015 to 30 Sep 2015||$77,390|
|Tascon Constructions Pty Ltd||Tasmania||Building Services||14 Sep 2015 to 30 Nov 2015||$981,410|
|JimJam Ideas Pty Ltd||NSW, Australia||Creative Agency Services (retained)||1 Dec 2015 to 30 Nov 2018||$2,980,730|
|Custard Pty Ltd (Red Jelly)||Tasmania||Asian Photo Shoot||17 Feb to 31 Mar 2016||$88,442|
|Isentia Pty Ltd||Vic, Australia||Media Monitoring||2 Mar 2016 to 1 Mar 2018||$68,000|
|BDO Hobart||Tasmania||Internal |Audit Services||31 Jan 2016 to 31 Jan 2019||$225,450|
|2014-15 Contractor reporting amendment|
|Funnelback Pty Ltd||NSW, Tasmania||Website development||29 Jul 2014 to 21 Aug 2014||$123,000|
Consultancy contracts with a value of $50 000 or over (excluding GST)
Contracts awarded because of an exemption to TI114Contractor
|Taylor Nelson Sofres Australia Pty Ltd (TNS)||NSW, Australia||Market Research Services||1 Dec 2015 to 30 Sep 2016||$134,656|
|Custard Pty Ltd (Red Jelly)||Tasmania||Creative Agency Services (projects)||1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2019||$1,080,000|
|Squiz Australia||Tasmania||Website hosting and maintenance||15 Jun 2016 to 14 Jun 2018||$375,000|