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Courts Administration Authority

Functional responsibility

The Courts Administration Authority (the Authority) was established pursuant to the Courts Administration Act 1993. The Authority is constituted of the State Courts Administration Council, the State Courts Administrator and other staff of the State Courts Administration Council.

The function of the Authority, which is independent of the control of Executive Government, is to provide courts with the administrative facilities and services necessary for the proper administration of justice. For more information about the Authority’s objectives and priorities refer note 1 of the financial report.

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $90.4 million
Total appropriation: $98.1 million
Administered total expenses: $64.4 million
Number of FTEs:  
- Controlled 613.6
- Administered 79.2

Significant events and transactions

Approval obtained to develop/procure a new electronic court management system with a total budget of $23.2 million.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Review of bona fide reports not performed in a timely manner and in accordance with procedures
  • Employee engagement approval not approved by appropriate delegate
  • Management of user access for payroll and revenue systems was inadequate
  • No evidence of review of timesheets by managers