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Is your complaint for us?

We deal with public sector misconduct complaints and can investigate when we need to find out further information. We operate within the powers outlined in the Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Tas).

If you are considering making a complaint, it’s important to understand that the complaint must relate to the public sector and it must constitute misconduct, as defined in our Act.

What is the public sector?

The Tasmanian public sector employs more than 43,000 people across a range of organisations, including:

  • Local Government
  • the Tasmanian State Service
  • a Statutory Authority
  • a government business or state-owned company
  • Tasmania Police
  • the University of Tasmania
  • Members of Parliament

Is it misconduct?

For us to deal with a complaint, it must involve at least one of the following:

  • misuse of public sector resources
  • dishonest or improper use of functions or powers
  • misuse of workplace information
  • breach of a code of conduct
  • behaviour that could lead to termination of employment or being charged with a criminal offence

This means we can’t consider complaints that relate to public sector decisions or actions where there is no suggestion of dishonesty or improper behaviour.

We do not deal with actions by employees of private businesses or Federal Government agencies, lawyers in private practice, or parliamentarians during proceedings in Parliament. We also do not deal with actions by tribunal members or judicial officers, such as judges and magistrates.

For more details, visit the Reporting Misconduct page.

Tasmania’s integrity system

Other independent integrity bodies in Tasmania include:

This page was last updated on 17 Jul 2019.