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Department of Premier and Cabinet

Gifts, benefits and hospitality policy

Department of Premier and Cabinet employees and officers are required by law not to act in a way that brings their integrity and impartiality into doubt.

The Tasmanian community expects high standards of transparency and the responsible use of resources from all state service officers and employees.

All officers and employees are expected to be honest and transparent in their dealings, make unbiased decisions and provide unbiased advice, avoid real and perceived conflicts of interest, and earn and maintain public trust.

The acceptance of gifts, benefits or hospitality by an officer or employee may lead to a conflict of interest between an employee or officer’s personal interests and public duty, and may call into question a decision that is made, a contract that is awarded, or advice that is given by the employee or the agency/Department.

Officers and employees should not expect to receive gifts, benefits or hospitality for doing a job they are paid by the public to do.

There are limited exceptions, including for low value token mementos and modest refreshments, however these exceptions will not apply if they are regularly occurring and the memento or refreshment may influence or might be deemed to influence a procurement or disposal decision; or in general, the acceptance of the memento or refreshment may cause an actual, perceived or potential conflict of interest.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) maintains a register of gifts received by employees. View the Department of Premier and Cabinet Gifts Benefits and Hospitality Policy (effective 1 December 2016) (PDF, 283KB).

All accepted gifts will be published online each month.

Date Released For the Period
8 March 20171 - 28 February 2017 (PDF, 40KB)
9 February 20171 - 31 January 2017 (PDF, 96KB)
12 January 2017 1 - 31 December 2016 (PDF, 188KB)
20 December 2016 1 - 30 November 2016 (PDF, 124KB)
11 November 2016 1 - 31 October 2016 (PDF, 77KB)
12 October 2016  1 - 30 September 2016.(PDF, 129KB)
1 September 2016 1 July 2016 to 31 August 2016 (PDF, 120KB)
1 September 2016 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016 (PDF, 208KB)

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