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Investigation summaries are presented individually in this section to improve accessibility, transparency, and convenience for the community.

Investigation Ireh

Investigation Ireh summary

Description

Investigation Ireh considered allegations of misconduct by the Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP – then Minister for Human Services – and her Chief of Staff.

Following a complaint from the Hon Josh Willie MLC, we investigated an allegation that the Minister’s Chief of Staff had attempted to improperly influence the then Commissioner for Children and Young People in performing their role...

Sector: Parliament of Tasmania
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer – Elected Representative, Public Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Misuse of power and authority
Outcome: Dismissed – report released in the public interest

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Investigation Field

Investigation Field summary

Description

Investigation Field considered allegations that Mr Adam Brooks (when an MP) failed to manage a conflict of interest. The conflict related to his public role as Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Trade – and subsequently Minister for Mining – and his private company. Mr Brooks also allegedly failed to inform the Premier of this interest.

The investigation identified no evidence to support allegations that Mr Brooks misused information or obtained an advantage for his private business, Maintenance System Solutions (MSS), in his public roles. In addition, Mr Brooks had no material conflict of interest concerning his interest in MSS and consequently had not breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct...

Sector: Parliament of Tasmania
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer – Elected Representative
Misconduct risk(s): Misuse of power and authority
Outcome: Referred to the Premier of Tasmania for action, subject to monitoring - report released in the public interest

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Investigation Weld

Investigation Weld summary

Description

Investigation Weld considered allegations that a council’s general manager misused public resources for personal gain and had improperly sold a public asset.

Our investigation found that the general manager had followed correct procedures in all instances. However, we identified a range of process-related issues relating to administration and finance for addressing by the public authority. We identified further financial management processes and recording issues that we referred to the Auditor-General.

Sector: Local government
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer – Principal Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Misuse of public resources
Outcome: Referred to the Principal Officer and Auditor-General for action

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This page was last updated on 08 Sep 2021.