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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.

Our values

The Integrity commission always acts independently and in the public interest. We strive to be a positive influence and an agent for change within the public sector.

Our values are:

  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration
  • 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.

Our structure

The office is managed by a CEO and operates 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 the Hon 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.

Here to stay

The Integrity Commission opened 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 the Hon William Cox AC, RFD, ED, QC, including taking account of a wide range of 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 policies

The Commission operates under a robust policy framework. The following policies have been published in the public interest.

If you are interested in a different policy, please contact us to request access.

This page was last updated on 03 Jun 2021.