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Greens Welcome New Integrity Commission CEO

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tags: Integrity Commission, Transparency, Misconduct in Public Office

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the overdue appointment of a new CEO to head the State's Integrity Commission.

Richard Bingham is an outstanding appointment to the Integrity Commission, with strong credentials for the role.

The Hodgman Government has yet to implement all 55 recommendations of the Integrity Commission 5 yearly review.  With a new CEO, there should be no reason for any further delay.

In debate on a Greens' amendment Bill last year, the Liberals and Labor voted against bringing Tasmania into line with the rest of the nation in enacting a crime of Misconduct in Public Office.  This was also a previous recommendation of the Integrity Commission.

It is our hope Mr Bingham will take up this important accountability and transparency measure up with the Premier once he has settled in to the new role.