On June 25, the Integrity Commission tabled an Investigations Report in Parliament on two investigations and an assessment it had finalised in 2013. The Report reveals the work that the Commission does and how effective it is in dealing with misconduct.
The Integrity Commission, formed in October 2010, is independent of government. Its role is to improve the standard of conduct and ethics in Tasmania's public authorities.
It aims to strengthen the confidence of Tasmanians in State Government agencies, police, State-owned businesses and councils.
" ... the need for a new body clearly exists to address the identified deficiencies in the existing system of governance."
Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Ethical Conduct report, 2008.
The Integrity Commission has conducted a survey of the public sector to identify risk areas for misconduct. This information was collated into the first 'map' of ethics and integrity policies and practices which will be used to develop misconduct prevention training and activities for the Tasmanian public sector.