Our purpose, objectives and values

​​​​​Our purpose

To improve the well-being of Tasmanians by providing:

  • high quality advice to the Government; and
  • effective and efficient administration of our financial and regulatory responsibilities

Our objectives

The objectives of the Department are as follows:

  • that the Treasurer and other key stakeholders receive efficient and effective financial and resource management services;
  • that the Government receives sound and timely economic, fiscal and policy advice; and
  • that statutory bodies receive high quality regulatory and revenue management services.

Our values

Treasury is a values-based organisation and our decisions and behaviour are guided by the following values:

Integrity ...  as it builds confidence, trust and self respect, and is the foundation of open and honest communication
Excellence ...  as it challenges us to give our best and brings us recognition
Respect ...  as it recognises the value of each of us and the contribution we all make
Camaraderie ... as it creates a fun and supportive place to be
Passion ...  as it inspires us to achieve great things

Treasury is committed to creating and promoting a working environment which recognises that all people are entitled to respect, dignity and appreciation for their contributions and in which all are honoured for their diverse abilities and strengths.

Through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan 2021-24, Treasury recognises that all people have different skills, qualities, qualifications, experience and approaches to work, and that valuing and making the most of these differences can improve the workplace for individuals and enhance the overall performance of the Department.

Our aim is to challenge ourselves to move further along the continuum of developing a diverse and inclusive workplace.  Consistent with the State Service Diversity and Inclusive Policy and Framework, our forward plan incorporates the activities of women in leadership and gender equity and a key program of work to align Treasury's leadership, strategy and everyday norms and practices in the area of preventing violence against women with the five Our Watch Standards. This is a whole of Tasmania State Service initiative and aligns with the Government’s Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022.

In the last Tasmanian State Service Survey held in 2018 we had a healthy 72 per cent response rate from our staff. Of those who participated, 92 per cent agreed there is a positive attitude towards employees who use flexible work practices or work part-time; 95 per cent agreed that Treasury is a safe working environment; and 77 per cent agreed that gender is not a barrier to their success. We are continuing to pursue strategies to further improve these results and to sustain Treasury's reputation as a great place to work. ​