The Tasmanian Government has denied a raft of allegations made by the former head of the state’s Integrity Commission.
It has filed a counterclaim in the Supreme Court against Barbara Etter.
Mrs Etter quit the post without explanation in October and last month filed a lengthy damages claim against the State Government.
She alleges she was undermined in her ability to do her job, that Integrity Commission employees were encouraged to reject her authority and that she was repeatedly frustrated in her attempts to perform her responsibilities.
She also alleges she was asked to resign or face an assessment process “that could be fatal.”
The Government has now filed a defence, denying all of those allegations without explanation.
It has launched a counterclaim saying Mrs Etter’s refusal to perform her duties according to the terms of her five year contract has caused the Government loss, damage, inconvenience and expense.