That this house:
- Notes the release of the Integrity Commission’s 2014-2015 annual report, which details it has had to deal with a 16% increase in complaints despite a funding cut of half a million dollars.
- Acknowledges that the Tasmanian community has begun to recognize the purpose and worth of the Integrity Commission and is increasingly utilizing the watchdog to deal with misconduct.
- Calls on the government to fund the Integrity Commission at a level which allows it to educate the community about corruption, misconduct, nepotism and conflict of interest, as well as investigate cases.
- Calls on the government to abandon its attacks on the Integrity Commission and get on with the job of improving policies and processes within the public service to prevent misconduct from occurring and punish it when it does.