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What we do

We prevent and investigate public sector misconduct so you can have trust in government.

Our role is independent of State and local government and operates outside the control of Ministers or government departments.

We also work with the public sector to improve the standard of conduct and ethics – through training, identifying risk areas and monitoring their complaint handling.

Here to stay

The Integrity Commission started in 2010 and is a cornerstone of Tasmania’s integrity system. It was established under the Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Tas).

The legislation and the role of the Commission were comprehensively reviewed after five years by Hon. William Cox QC, who took into account wide-ranging submissions. His review report concluded that the role and functions of the Commission should continue, with some amendments. All submissions are available on the Integrity Commission Act Review website.

The Tasmanian community has demonstrated a consistently high level of support for the role of the Commission in surveys conducted by an independent research company.

Our structure

We are managed by a CEO and operate with an investigations team, misconduct prevention team and business services team.

The Commission is governed by a Board comprising:

  • the Chief Commissioner
  • three appointed Board members

The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner is a role established by our legislation and is independent of the Commission. The position is occupied by Reverend Professor Michael Tate, AO.

Accountability

The Commission is accountable to Parliament through the Joint Standing Committee on Integrity. The committee has six members representing the major political parties.

Our values

We always act in the public interest. We are a positive influence and a change agent in raising standards of ethics and conduct in the public sector.

Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Independence
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Trust

All Commission employees are subject to the State Service Code of Conduct, provided in the State Service Act 2000 (Tas). Our values support the code and the associated State Service Principles.

This page was last updated on 29 Jul 2019.