Office of the Merit Protection Commissioner

Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Merit Protection Commissioner is an independent statutory office holder with functions aimed at ensuring accountability and integrity in APS employment decision-making. The Commissioner is supported by staff of the Australian Public Service Commission and has an office in both Sydney and Canberra. The Commissioner prepares an annual report which is published with the annual report of the Australian Public Service Commissioner.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Public Service Act 1999

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    Not Yet Appointed

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Level 22, 580 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Current single executive appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Merit Protection Commissioner Ms. Linda Waugh 25 June 2018 24 June 2023
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