What protections does a person have if they provide information?
In providing information to the Commission, participants also have rights and protections under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1995 (Tas), including that:
- your employer cannot prejudice or dismiss you
- others cannot try to prevent you from providing information to the Commission, and
- others cannot punish you or cause you damage, loss or disadvantage because you provide information to the Commission.
These rights and protections, and the treatment of information provided to the Commission, are outlined in:
- Providing information to the Commission: Information for members of the public (PDF, 446.8 KB), and
- Providing information to the Commission: Information for public sector employees and officers (PDF, 255.2 KB) .
Can the Commission meet the expenses of participants?
Yes. Participants may apply to claim certain expenses associated with their attendance at a session with a Commissioner, including travel expenses, meals and loss of income, in accordance with the Sessions with a Commissioner – Participant Expenses Policy. (PDF, 424.6 KB)
Claims must be made in writing by completing the Sessions with a Commissioner – Participant Expenses Claim Form (PDF, 605.4 KB), or MS Word version (DOCX, 920.3 KB)