Blake Review Released

Jeremy Rockliff, Premier

I am today releasing the review by Mike Blake AM who I tasked with examining the actions of Heads of Agency in relation to the Commission of Inquiry.

I requested Mr Blake to determine if the conduct of any Secretaries and Acting Secretaries had potentially breached the Tasmanian State Service Code of Conduct.

I have accepted Mr Blake’s findings and determined that Secretaries and Acting Secretaries have not breached the Code of Conduct.

In considering his assessment, Mr Blake has made several recommendations for administrative improvements.

I will task the Head of the State Service to work with Secretaries to consider these matters and provide advice.

As I have always stated, I continue to have full confidence in the Secretaries of the relevant departments, and I am pleased to be able to provide this additional level of assurance to the Tasmanian public.

We will continue to steadfastly deliver the reforms we have initiated to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Tasmania’s children and young people.

Mr Blake has offered to brief Members of Parliament on his report next week.

I appreciate Mr Blake’s offer and encourage members to attend.

The full report can be found here.

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