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Page last updated 11 November 2013

  • Investigations training for public authorities

    23 March 2016

    The Public Sector Commission is providing centrally managed and funded investigation training for public officers involved in, or likely to be involved in investigating non-compliance within their organisation.
  • Review of ticket use for sponsored or financially supported events

    17 February 2016

    In 2015, the Public Sector Commission undertook a review of ticket use for sponsored or financially sponsored events.

    The review arose from a request from the Premier to the Public Sector Commissioner in relation to answers provided to a series of parliamentary questions in April 2015 about the acquisition and provision by all public sector agencies of ticket and box access for sporting and cultural events.

  • Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry request for submissions

    8 February 2016

    Please note: Submissions have now closed.

    Mr Euan Ferguson AFSM, Special Inquirer, invites members of the public to make a submission to the special inquiry into the recent fires that affected the Shire of Waroona, the Shire of Harvey and the town site of Yarloop in January 2016.

  • Reappointment of Director General, Department of Education Services

    5 February 2016

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Richard Strickland to the office of Director General, Department of Education Services. Mr Strickland s reappointment is effective from 2 August 2016 for a five year term.

    Mr Strickland was first appointed to the position of Director General, Department of Education Services on 2 August 2006.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Education and the Minister for Training and Workforce Development.

  • Public inquiry into January 2016 Waroona fire

    20 January 2016

    On Wednesday 20 January 2016, the Premier directed the Public Sector Commissioner to arrange for the holding of a special inquiry pursuant to section 24H(2) and (3) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 to examine the organisation and management of the bushfire in the Waroona area in January 2016.

    Mr Euan Ferguson AFSM has been appointed to undertake the role of Special Inquirer.

    Download the Terms of Reference.

  • Recruitment freeze

    21 December 2015

    The Under Treasurer has written to general government sector agencies to advise that Cabinet has endorsed an immediate freeze on external recruitment until 30 June 2016.  These measures apply to all agencies and positions across the general government sector.

  • Misconduct notification case studies

    19 November 2015

    The changes to the notification of serious and minor misconduct under the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act) have now been in place for three months. This compilation of case studies and notification advice has been prepared by the Public Sector Commission and the Corruption and Crime Commission to provide public authorities with actual cases to support the appropriate notification of allegations of misconduct under the new arrangements.

  • Appointment of Commissioner for Children and Young People

    12 November 2015

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Colin Pettit to the office of Commissioner for Children and Young People for a five (5) year term commencing on 16 November 2015.

    Mr Pettit is the former Secretary of Education, Department of Education in Tasmania. He brings extensive experience in public sector leadership and education to the position, having previously worked in education in both Western Australia and Tasmania.

  • Appointment - Commissioner of Road Safety, Road Safety Commission

    30 October 2015

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Mr Kim Papalia to the office of Commissioner of Road Safety, Road Safety Commission for a five (5) year term commencing on 28 October 2015.

    Mr Papalia is currently A/Commissioner of Road Safety, Road Safety Commission.

    The Public Sector Commissioner extended his congratulations to Mr Papalia on his appointment to the position.

  • Update – misconduct notifications in September 2015

    20 October 2015

    The changes to the notification of serious and minor misconduct under the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act) have now been in place for three months. This update has been prepared by the Public Sector Commission and the Corruption and Crime Commission to provide public authorities with a snapshot of notifications and allegations made under the CCM Act in September 2015 and the September quarter.

  • Reappointment of Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board

    5 October 2015

    The Public Sector Commissioner today announced that on 30 September 2015, Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Peter Deague to the office of Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. Mr Deague’s reappointment is effective from 22 March 2016 for a five year term.

    Mr Deague was first appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board in 2011.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Local Government and the Chair, Metropolitan Cemeteries Board.

  • Appointment of Managing Director, Challenger Institute of Technology

    30 September 2015

    On 30 September 2015, The Public Sector Commissioner announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the appointment of Ms Terry Durant to the office of chief executive officer titled Managing Director, Challenger Institute of Technology for a five (5) year term commencing on 10 October 2015. 

    Ms Durant is currently Acting Managing Director, Challenger Institute of Technology.

    The Public Sector Commissioner extended his congratulations to Ms Durant on her appointment to the position.

     

     

     

  • Reappointment of Director, Mid West Development Commission

    16 September 2015

    On 15 September 2015, the Acting Public Sector Commissioner announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Gavin Treasure to the office of Director, Mid West Development Commission. Mr Treasure’s reappointment is effective from 17 October 2015 for a five year term.

    Mr Treasure was first appointed to the office of Director, Mid West Development Commission in 2012.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Regional Development and the Chair, Mid West Development Commission.

  • Update – misconduct notifications in August 2015

    14 September 2015

    The changes to the notification of serious and minor misconduct under the Corruption, Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 (CCM Act) have now been in place for two months. This update has been prepared by the Public Sector Commission and the Corruption and Crime Commission to provide public authorities with a snapshot of notifications and allegations made under the CCM Act in August 2015.

  • Reappointment of Director, Great Southern Development Commission

    20 August 2015

    On 18 August 2015, the Acting Public Sector Commissioner announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Bruce Manning to the office of Director, Great Southern Development Commission. Mr Manning’s reappointment is effective from 7 September 2015 for a five year term.

    Mr Manning was first appointed to the position of Director, Great Southern Development Commission in 2000.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Regional Development and the Chair, Great Southern Development Commission.

  • Reappointment of Director, Kimberley Development Commission

    20 August 2015

    On 18 August 2015, the Acting Public Sector Commissioner announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Jeffery Gooding PSM to the office of Director, Kimberley Development Commission. Mr Gooding’s reappointment is effective from 7 September 2015 for a five year term.

    Mr Gooding was first appointed to the position of Director, Kimberley Development Commission in 1993.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Regional Development and the Chair, Kimberley Development Commission.

  • Reappointment of Director, South West Development Commission

    20 August 2015

    On 18 August 2015, the Acting Public Sector Commissioner announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Mr Donald Punch to the office of Director, South West Development Commission. Mr Punch’s reappointment is effective from 7 September 2015 for a five year term.

    Mr Punch was first appointed to the position of Director, South West Development Commission in 1998.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Regional Development and the Chair, South West Development Commission.

  • Reappointment of Director, Wheatbelt Development Commission

    20 August 2015

    On 18 August 2015, the Acting Public Sector Commissioner announced that Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has approved the reappointment of Ms Wendy Newman to the office of Director, Wheatbelt Development Commission. Ms Newman’s reappointment is effective from 7 September 2015 for a five year term.

    Ms Newman was first appointed to the position of Director, Wheatbelt Development Commission in 2009.

    The reappointment followed consultation with the Minister for Regional Development and the Chair, Wheatbelt Development Commission.

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