Investigation Frankland considered allegations that a Public Officer misused their position to award a significant contract to a family member and had failed to manage a conflict of interest in that context. We investigated further allegations concerning the misuse of information and public resources to gain an advantage. We also considered the actions of other public officers involved in the situation.
Our investigation identified several process-related issues relating to the management and disclosure of conflicts of interest. However, we found no evidence to substantiate the allegations and determined to dismiss the allegations.
Sector: Tasmania State Service
Respondent level: Public Officer
Misconduct risk(s): Misuse of power and authority, conflict of interest in procurement
Outcome: Dismissed – no report prepared