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Right to Information Policy

We routinely publish information to assist you in understanding what it is we do and how we do it.

You may find information by:

If you can’t find the information via one of the means above, contact us in your preferred way, and we may be able to direct you to it, or we may give it to you.

If the information is not freely available, we’ll assist you to apply for an assessed disclosure that complies with the Right to Information Act 2009.

Assessed disclosure

If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, you can make an application for assessed disclosure.

Before making an application for assessed disclosure, we will make available general details of the information in our possession if you request or if it’s otherwise appropriate for us to do so. To make an application for assessed disclosure, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete, print and sign our Right to Information Application Form. (please note – if you choose not to use the form, your application must be made in writing and include the information requested in the form).
  2. Applications must be accompanied by an application fee, which is currently $42.50 and indexed on 1 July of each year in accordance with the Fee Units Act 1997. Please make cheques payable to “Marinus Link Pty Ltd”.
  3. You can apply to have the fee waived by demonstrating that:
    • the information sought is intended to be used for a purpose of general public interest or benefit;
    • you’re a Member of Parliament, and the application is in connection with your official duties;
    • you’re a journalist acting in connection with your professional capacity; or
    • you’re in financial hardship (we usually ask to see evidence of a Centrelink or a Veterans Affairs payment).
  4. Address your application to – Right to Information Officer, Marinus Link Pty Ltd, PO Box 606, MOONAH TAS 7009 or RTI@marinuslink.com.au

What do we do with your application?

We’ll check that your application includes all the information we need and that you have paid the application fee (or we will waive the fee, if appropriate). Before your application is accepted, we may contact you about your application to help us understand or refine the scope of your request. After these steps, an officer will assess your application against the Right to Information Act 2009 and inform you of the outcome in writing.

If we aren’t best placed to provide you with the information, we may transfer your application to another public authority.

What to expect

We will notify you of the decision as soon as practicable but no later than 20 working days after the application is accepted. For complex or large requests, we may ask you to give us more time.

If we need to consult a third party, more time is automatically given. In this case, we’ll let you know the outcome as soon as practicable, but no later than 40 working days (we’ll let you know if this is happening).

If the application is refused (partly or wholly), we’ll provide the reason(s) for refusal in the decision, along with details on the right to seek a review. You may seek a review by writing to – Right to Information Officer, Marinus Link Pty Ltd, PO Box 606, MOONAH TAS 7009 or RTI@marinuslink.com.au 

If we don’t get back to you in the timeframes stated above, then it is assumed we refused your application, and you can make an application for review by the Ombudsman of Tasmania.


Whistleblower Policy

“We are committed to the highest standard of conduct and encourage the disclosure of inappropriate conduct, including potential fraud or corruption.

We operate under a dual system of whistleblower protections at Federal and State level, which have the potential to overlap due to the similarity in the types of disclosures that can be made under each regime:

  • The State regime is governed by the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (Tas); and
  • The Federal regime is established under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

MLPL’s Whistleblower Policy provides guidance on how to make a disclosure under either regime.

In conjunction with KPMG, MLPL has also established an anonymous FairCall whistleblower service that is accessible to current MLPL employees, as well as broader eligible whistleblowers (such as past employees and family members, and MLPL contractors) under the Federal regime. There are a number of ways to access this service including:

  • Telephone hotline: 1800 500 965
  • FairCall Website: kpmgfaircall.kpmg.com.au/Marinus
  • Australia Post: The FairCall Manager, KPMG Forensic, PO Box H67, Australia Square, Sydney NSW 1213

If you have any concerns or are unclear about our relating to the processes or protections relating to disclosure of inappropriate conduct, please contact the following:

who are eligible recipients of disclosures under both regimes.”


Environment and Sustainability Policy

We’re committed to designing, constructing and operating Marinus Link to a high environmental standard. We’ve embedded sustainability principles across our organisation to foster a culture of innovation, excellence and continuous improvement.

Marinus Link’s Environment and Sustainability Policy outlines our objectives for managing our environmental effects and details our sustainability goals during the Project’s lifecycle. It also includes details of the initiatives that we are taking to fulfil these commitments.

The Policy will guide the development of Marinus Link’s Environmental Management System, which will be implemented to manage compliance and commitments.