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  1. About the report
  2. About AMSA
  3. Plan on a Page
  4. Transmittal letter
  5. Reporting requirements and responsible minister
  6. Annual performance statements
  7. Chairman's review
  8. Organisational profile
  9. Financial summary
  10. Our governance
    1. Planning
    2. Risk management
    3. Performance reporting
    4. Related entity transactions
    5. Public interest disclosure
    6. Disability report
    7. Statement of significant non-compliance issues
    8. Advertising and market research
    9. Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies
    10. Workers' compensation premium
  11. Vessel and seafarer safety
    1. Seafarer certification
    2. Compliance and enforcement
    3. International shipping
    4. Domestic commercial vessels
  12. Search and rescue
    1. Search and rescue aircraft replacement
    2. National Search and Rescue Council
    3. Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system
    4. Beacon registration system upgrade
    5. Torres Strait Marine Safety Program
  13. Marine environment
    1. The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies
    2. Cape Upstart marine pollution incident
    3. Working with other regulators
  14. Navigation safety
    1. Shipping management
    2. Aids to navigation management
  15. Working with our community
    1. Domestic engagement
    2. International engagement
    3. Regional engagement
  16. Appendix 1: Financial statements
    1. Statement of comprehensive income
    2. Statement of financial position
    3. Statement of changes in equity
    4. Cash flow statement
    5. Overview
    6. Note 1: Expenses
    7. Note 2: Own-source income
    8. Note 3: Fair value measurement
    9. Note 4: Financial assets
    10. Note 5: Non-financial assets
    11. Note 6: Payables
    12. Note 7: Interest bearing liabilities
    13. Note 8: Provisions
    14. Note 9: Cash flow reconciliation
    15. Note 10: Contingent liabilities and assets
    16. Note 11: Senior management personnel remuneration
    17. Note 12: Related party disclosures
    18. Note 13: Remuneration of auditors
    19. Note 14: Financial instruments
    20. Note 15: Financial assets reconciliation
    21. Note 16: Reporting of outcomes
    22. Note 17: Regulatory charging summary
    23. Note 18: Budgetary reports and explanations of major variances
  17. Appendix 2: Non-financial performance
    1. SC1: Ship and vessel safety
    2. SC1: Environment protection
    3. SC1: Regulatory
    4. SC1: Search and rescue
    5. SC1: Projects
    6. SC2: Preparing for the future
    7. SC3: Ensuring a competent and fairly treated maritime workforce
    8. SC4: Influencing international arrangements
    9. SC5: Engaging with the community
    10. SC6: Ensuring a progressive and vibrant organisation
  18. Appendix 3: AMSA Board members
  19. References
  20. Compliance Index
  1. About the report
  2. About AMSA
  3. Plan on a Page
  4. Transmittal letter
  5. Reporting requirements and responsible minister
  6. Annual performance statements
  7. Chairman's review
  8. Organisational profile
  9. Financial summary
  10. Our governance
    1. Planning
    2. Risk management
    3. Performance reporting
    4. Related entity transactions
    5. Public interest disclosure
    6. Disability report
    7. Statement of significant non-compliance issues
    8. Advertising and market research
    9. Judicial decisions and reviews by outside bodies
    10. Workers' compensation premium
  11. Vessel and seafarer safety
    1. Seafarer certification
    2. Compliance and enforcement
    3. International shipping
    4. Domestic commercial vessels
  12. Search and rescue
    1. Search and rescue aircraft replacement
    2. National Search and Rescue Council
    3. Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue system
    4. Beacon registration system upgrade
    5. Torres Strait Marine Safety Program
  13. Marine environment
    1. The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies
    2. Cape Upstart marine pollution incident
    3. Working with other regulators
  14. Navigation safety
    1. Shipping management
    2. Aids to navigation management
  15. Working with our community
    1. Domestic engagement
    2. International engagement
    3. Regional engagement
  16. Appendix 1: Financial statements
    1. Statement of comprehensive income
    2. Statement of financial position
    3. Statement of changes in equity
    4. Cash flow statement
    5. Overview
    6. Note 1: Expenses
    7. Note 2: Own-source income
    8. Note 3: Fair value measurement
    9. Note 4: Financial assets
    10. Note 5: Non-financial assets
    11. Note 6: Payables
    12. Note 7: Interest bearing liabilities
    13. Note 8: Provisions
    14. Note 9: Cash flow reconciliation
    15. Note 10: Contingent liabilities and assets
    16. Note 11: Senior management personnel remuneration
    17. Note 12: Related party disclosures
    18. Note 13: Remuneration of auditors
    19. Note 14: Financial instruments
    20. Note 15: Financial assets reconciliation
    21. Note 16: Reporting of outcomes
    22. Note 17: Regulatory charging summary
    23. Note 18: Budgetary reports and explanations of major variances
  17. Appendix 2: Non-financial performance
    1. SC1: Ship and vessel safety
    2. SC1: Environment protection
    3. SC1: Regulatory
    4. SC1: Search and rescue
    5. SC1: Projects
    6. SC2: Preparing for the future
    7. SC3: Ensuring a competent and fairly treated maritime workforce
    8. SC4: Influencing international arrangements
    9. SC5: Engaging with the community
    10. SC6: Ensuring a progressive and vibrant organisation
  18. Appendix 3: AMSA Board members
  19. References
  20. Compliance Index

Workers' compensation premium

Our workers’ compensation premium has increased from $236,470 in 2014-15 to $273,274 in 2015-16. Our premium rate of 0.48 per cent continues to remain below the overall scheme premium rate of 1.85 per cent.

Health and safety incident categories for 2015-16
Figure 10: Our workers' compensation premiums compared to the Commonwealth average

Health and wellbeing initiatives

In 2015-16, we encouraged staff to develop and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle through AMSA’s Healthy Lifestyle Program. This program includes:

  • $300 reimbursement for membership to any fitness centre
  • corporate membership benefits to MBF health insurance
  • participating in World Health Day and RUOK? Day
  • providing mental health seminars and information sessions.

Our free vaccination program against H1N1 influenza and seasonal influenza was taken up by 147 employees, an increase from 133 employees in 2014-15.

In 2015-16 we introduced Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness workshops for employees. This is the third part of the Mental and Health and Wellbeing workshop series, which were initially provided to our Executive and supervisors. The purpose of these workshops was to build the capability and confidence of our employees by improving their understanding of mental illness and how to approach and refer a colleague for help. There were three workshops held in 2015-16.

Environmental performance

We actively promote the requirements of an internationally-recognised Environmental Management System (ISO 14001). Part of this process involves reviewing our activities annually to identify any potential risks those activities may pose to the environment. When identifying and evaluating environmental impacts of AMSA’s activities, we also evaluate the requirements of relevant environmental legislation, including the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Some actions we have undertaken to minimise our impact on the environment include:

  • replacing diesel fuelled generators from Aids to Navigation sites with solar panels
  • conducting an energy audit to identify sources of energy use and prioritise opportunities for energy savings.

Our head-office is also fitted with a range of environmentally sound equipment and systems, including:

  • a 50,000 litre rain water tank, which is used in all toilets and air-conditioning systems
  • sensor lighting controls which detect levels of natural light and automatically adjust electric lighting
  • multifunction devices which replace the need for separate printers, photocopiers and fax machines
  • water-saving bathroom devices
  • energy efficient appliances.

We also continue to collect data from a range of sources to help monitor the impact our activities may be having on the environment. This includes our consumption of water, electricity and carbon emissions from flying and our fleet vehicles. The electricity usage in our Canberra office decreased by two per cent from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

Our electricity usage by Kilowatt hours (kWh)
Figure 11: Our electricity usage by Kilowatt hours (kWh)