Joint Standing Committee on Integrity Calls for Further Submissions into the Functions, Powers and Operations of the Tasmanian Integrity Commission
An ad on page 53 of Saturday's Mercury advises that the Joint Standing Commitee on Integrity which is required under the Integrity Commission Act 2009 to undertake a review after three years of the commencement of the Commission's operations, is calling for further submissions as part of the 3 year review. This is more than likely as a result of the State election that was held in March 2014 and led to a change in membership of the Committee. Submissions are due by Friday 22 August. The Integrity Commission will have been in operation for four years on 1 October 2014. It is due for an independent/external review at the 5 year mark. Tasmania so badly needs a properly empowered, structured and resourced anti-corruption authority with appropriate investigative powers.