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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Review of the Tasmanian State Service - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is conducting a review to consider whether the governing framework of the Tasmanian State Service (TSS) is fit-for-purpose for Tasmania today and into the future. It will identify structural, legislative and administrative improvements that will transform current structures, services and practices to deliver a more efficient and effective public service.

Dr Ian Watt AC has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer.  Dr Watt has worked at the highest levels of the public service in Australia, including as Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the head of the Australian Public Service.

Dr Watt will be consulting widely and there will be a number of opportunities for consultation through the review.

More information about the Review can be found here.

Have your say

Before the Review can begin, the Tasmanian Government is seeking feedback on the scope of the Review, namely the nine areas of focus that will guide the Review. Feedback received will inform the final Terms of Reference for the Review.

How to make a submission

Click here to have your say

Should you require alternative arrangements to the online survey please email us at:

Submissions will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 31 January 2020.

Publishing submissions

All submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on DPAC’s website once the Terms of Reference have been finalised.

If you wish your submission to be treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please select the appropriate box in the survey, and clearly indicate which parts of your submission are confidential, and advise the reasons as to why.

Please note that your name, or the name of your organisation making a submission, will be disclosed unless you request otherwise. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), DPAC will treat the submission as public.

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.  If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

For further information, please read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

By law, information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons will be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.