This investigation arose from a complaint received from the head of a public sector organisation. The complaint contained allegations of misconduct by a public official employed in an industry regulatory office, leading to improper and favourable treatment of one participant in the industry.
The investigation did not identify any evidence to support the allegations raised in the complaint. On the contrary, the only evidence relevant to the allegations contradicted them. It was suspected that the allegations were the result of internal disharmony between some staff in the regulatory office.
Sector: Tasmanian State Service
Respondent level: Designated Public Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Misuse of position
Outcome: Dismissed - investigation report not tabled in Parliament