Our integrity framework makes our integrity visible and measurable by outlining to the community the activities we undertake. To ensure we maintain our integrity at the highest standard we:
- set ethical standards and expect adherence to the ATO and Australian Public Service values
- tell the community how they can raise concerns or make complaints
- appointed an independent Integrity Adviser
- have systems to prevent and control fraud
- use our corporate committees to consider and monitor our integrity.
The framework also ensures we have ongoing assurance and monitoring mechanisms. The Australian National Audit Office has recognised our certificate of assurance processes as best practice within the Australian Public Service.
Visit our site to see our integrity framework.
Our Integrity Adviser
Our independent Integrity Adviser helps monitor the robustness of our integrity framework and certificate of assurance process.
Damian Bugg AM QC is our third Integrity Adviser, providing independent advice to the Commissioner in this important area.
A key adviser
Damian Bugg AM QC became our independent Integrity Adviser in August 2010. His extensive background in law and justice includes a period as Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions from 1999 until 2007.
Damian's distinguished career includes service as Chancellor of the University of Tasmania since 2006 and, at various times, as President of the Bar Association of Tasmania, Chairman of the Southern Legal Assistance Scheme, member of the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania and, for nine years, member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration.
Damian received the Centenary Medal in 2003, and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005.
Integrity Adviser Damian Bugg (left) and First Assistant Commissioner Michael Monaghan discuss our corporate plan.