Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokesperson
The departure of the Integrity Commission's CEO, Diane Merryfull, is a tremendous loss for Tasmania. Ms Merryfull has been a relentless advocate for integrity and accountability in our public sector.
Ms Merryfull has been a strong and committed leader for cultural change in Tasmania's public sector.
Under Ms Merryfull's watch the Integrity Commission has implemented misconduct education for public servants, undertaken major reviews of misconduct in public office, as well as investigating complaints of nepotism and conflict.
It's a great shame that Ms Merryfull's advocacy has been largely dismissed by the state government.
Until the Integrity Commission was established five years ago, Tasmania was the only state without an independent body capable of investigating complaints into public sector agencies.
The five year review of the Integrity Commission is due to commence in a couple of months. It is critical that Tasmania retains our tough public sector watchdog.