What happens next? Beyond a finding of serious misconduct
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What happens next? Beyond a finding of serious misconduct



Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
1Department of Health received on 5 May 2022
2Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission of Western Australia received on 17 May 2022
3Civil Liberties Australia - WA received on 20 May 2022
4The Law Society of Western Australia received on 27 May 2022
6PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA received on 30 May 2022
7Corruption and Crime Commission received on 1 Jun 2022
8Public Sector Commission received on 1 Jun 2022
9Office of the Auditor General received on 1 Jun 2022
10Western Australia Police Force received on 2 Jun 2022
11Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries received on 2 Jun 2022
12Local Government Elected Members Association Inc received on 3 Jun 2022
13Fremantle Ports received on 3 Jun 2022
14Western Power received on 3 Jun 2022
15Horizon Power received on 3 Jun 2022
16Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia received on 9 Jun 2022
17Department of Communities received on 10 Jun 2022
18City of Joondalup received on 10 Jun 2022
19Community and Public Sector Union and Civil Service Association received on 1 Jul 2022
20Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia Limited received on 4 Jul 2022
21East Metropolitan Health Service received on 19 Jul 2022
22Child and Adolescent Health Service received on 29 Jul 2022
23WA Country Health Service received on 29 Jul 2022
24Health Support Services received on 28 Jul 2022
25North Metropolitan Health Service received on 5 Aug 2022
26Department of Transport received on 3 Jun 2022
• Related Document: Letter from the CCC providing 2021-22 data on serious misconduct, prosecution MOU and policy documents
• Related Document: Letter from Western Australia Police Force providing information and data on police misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from Western Power providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Justice providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from Child and Adolescent Health Service providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from East Metropolitan Health Service providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from South Metropolitan Health Service providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from North Metropolitan Health Service providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Communities providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from Transport providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from WA Country Health Service providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Education providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation providing information and data on serious misconduct matters
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development amending information provided to the committee
• Related Document: Letter from CCC providing information on local government allegations
• Related Document: Victorian Public Sector Commissions response to Public Sector Re-Employment Register or Similar
• Related Document: Responding to misconduct and criminal offending: A justice case study (Dr Adam Tomison - Director General Department of Justice) Keynote address presented to the Australian Institute of Criminology Annual Conference 31 October - 2 November 2022 Canberra
• Related Document: Commissioner for Public Sector Employment South Australia providing response to Public Sector Re-Employment Register
• Related Document: New South Wales Public Service Commission response to Public Sector Re-Employment Register or Similar
• Related Document: Letter from the Department of Health and NMHS providing requested information
• Related Document: Letter from Local Government Elected Members Association (LGEMA) dated 4 May 2023
• Related Document: Letter from Department of Education providing requested information on serious misconduct
• Related Document: Letter from Department of Communities providing requested information
• Related Document: Letter from Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries providing requested information on serious misconduct
• Related Document: Letter from State Solicitor's Office providing information requested by the committee
• Related Document: Letter from Corruption and Crime Commission providing information requested by the committee
• Related Document: Letter from Local Government Elected Members Association (LGEMA) commenting on response by DLGSC dated 5 July 2023
• Related Document: Letter from Public Sector Commission providing information requested by committee
• Related Document: Letter from Local Government Elected Members Association (LGEMA) providing a copy of correspondence with the Chief Magistrate
• Related Document: Letter from the Corruption and Crime Commission providing information requested by the committee
• Related Document: Letter from the WA Police providing information requested by the committee
• Related Document: Email from CCC providing requested information
• Related Document: Letter from WA Police providing requested information
• Related Document: Letter from the Corruption and Crime Commission responding to comments by the ALSWA
• Related Document: Letter from the Public Sector Fraud Authority (UK) providing requested information on the Internal Fraud Register
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 2, 2 Parliament Place, West Perth


DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
15 Aug 202210:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Corruption and Crime CommissionMr John McKechnie QC (Commissioner), Mr David Robinson (Acting Chief Executive), Ms Tracey Polmear (Director, Assessment and Strategy Development), Ms Kirsten Nelson (Director Legal Services) and Mr David Scott Ellis (Acting Commissioner)  
15 Aug 202211:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Aboriginal Legal ServiceMr Peter Collins (Director Legal Services) and Ms Alice Barter (Managing Lawyer)  
15 Aug 202201:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Director of Public ProsecutionsMr Robert Owen (Acting Director) and Ms Alison Finn (Legal Projects Officer)  
15 Aug 202201:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2State Solicitor's OfficeMs Angela Komninos (Acting State Solicitor), Mr Alan Sefton (State Counsel) and Ms Michelle Lindley (Senior Assistant)  
21 Sep 202210:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Public Sector CommissionMs Sharyn O'Neill (Public Sector Commissioner), Mr Dan Volaric (Executive Director, Integrity and Risk) and Ms Melissa Travers (Principal Legal Officer)  
19 Oct 202210:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Western Australia Police ForceMr Colin Blanch (Commissioner), Mr Paul Coombes (Detective Superintendent) and Mr Greg Crofts (Superintendent, Ethical Standards)  
27 Mar 202310:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Office of the Auditor GeneralMs Caroline Spencer (Auditor General), Mr Carl Huxtable (Assistant Auditor General, Forensic), Mr Tim Hughes (Principal Adviser) and Ms Sandra Labuschagne (Deputy Auditor General)  
27 Mar 202311:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2North Metropolitan Health Service and Department of HealthDr Shirley Bowen (Chief Executive), Mr Mike Cullen (Director Integrity, Business Performance), Dr David Russell-Weisz (Director General) and Ms Kristy Edmonds (Director, System-Wide Integrity Services)  
27 Mar 202312:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of EducationMs Lisa Rodgers (Director General), Mr Jay Peckitt (Deputy Director General, Education Business Services) Ms Mary Brown (Executive Director, Professional Standards and Conduct), Ms Cindy Barnard (Executive Director, Workforce) and Ms Susie Baker (Acting Director, Standard and Integrity)  
27 Mar 202301:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Western PowerMr Sam Barbaro (Chief Executive Officer), Mr Andrew Cook (Managing Counsel) and Mr Chris Porteous (Senior Forensic Advisory Specialist)  
27 Mar 202302:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of JusticeDr Adam Tomison (Director General) and Mr James August (Acting Executive Director, People Culture Standards)  
27 Mar 202303:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2TransportMr Peter Woronzow (Director General), Mr Mark Burgess (Managing Director, Public Transport Authority) and Mr Iain Cameron (Managing Director)  
29 Mar 202309:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of CommunitiesMr Mike Rowe (Director General), Mr Shayne Maines (Deputy Director General, Governance, Integrity and Reform) and Mr Andrew Salter (Executive Director, Professional Standards)  
10 May 202310:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Local Government Elected Members Association  
17 May 202310:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of Local GovernmentMs Lanie Chopping (Director General), Mr Michael Palermo (Director Integrity), Mr Tim Fraser (Executive Director Local Government) and Mr Liam O'Neill (Principal Strategy Officer Local Government)  
30 Aug 202309:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Corruption and Crime CommissionMr John McKechnie KC (Commissioner), Mr Scott Ellis (Acting Commissioner) Ms Tracey Polmear (Director, Assessment and Strategy Development), Ms Kirsten Nelson (Director Legal Services), Ms Emma Johnson (Chief Executive), Mr Christopher Casale (Acting Director, Investigations) and Ms Natasha Erlandson (Executive Director)  
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr John McKechnie (Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission), Mr David Scott Ellis (Acting Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission), Mr David Robinson (Acting Chief Executive, Corruption and Crime Commission), Ms Kirsten Nelson (Director, Legal Services, Corruption and Crime Commission), Ms Tracey Polmear (Director, Assessment and Strategy Development, Corruption and Crime Commission) and Mr Jonothan Tuttle (Deputy Director, Operations, Corruption and Crime Commission) on 15 Aug 2022
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Collins (Director, Legal Services, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA) and Ms Alice Barter (Managing Lawyer, Civil Law and Human Rights Unit, Aboriginal Legal Service of WA) on 15 Aug 2022
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Owen (Acting Director of Public Prosecutions) and Ms Alison Finn (Legal Projects Officer, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions) on 15 Aug 2022
Evidence by.. Ms Angela Komninos (Acting State Solicitor, State Solicitor's Office) and Ms Michelle Lindley (Senior Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor's Office) on 15 Aug 2022
Evidence by.. Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Public Sector Commissioner), Mr Dan Volaric (Executive Director, Integrity and Risk, Public Sector Commission) and Ms Melissa Travers (Principal Legal Officer, Public Sector Commission) on 21 Sep 2022
Evidence by.. Mr Colin Blanch (Commissioner of Police, Western Australia Police Force), Mr Paul Coombes (Detective Superintendent, Internal Affairs, Western Australia Police Force) and Mr Greg Crofts (Superintendent, Ethical Standards Division, Western Australia Police Force) on 19 Oct 2022
Evidence by.. Ms Caroline Spencer (Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General), Ms Sandy Labuschagne (Deputy Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General), Mr Carl Huxtable (Assistant Auditor General, Forensic, Office of the Auditor General) and Mr Tim Hughes (Principal Adviser, Office of the Auditor General) on 27 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Dr David Russell-Weisz (Director General, Department of Health), Dr Shirley Bowen (Chief Executive, North Metropolitan Health Service), Mr Mike Cullen (Director, Integrity, North Metropolitan Health Service and Dr Kristy Edmonds (Director, System-wide Integrity Services, Department of Health) on 27 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Mr Sam Barbaro (Chief Executive Officer, Western Power), Mr Chris Porteous (Senior Forensic Advisory Specialist, Western Power) and Mr Andrew Cook (Manging Counsel, Western Power) on 27 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Dr Adam Tomison (Director General, Department of Justice) and Mr James August (Acting Executive Director, Department of Justice) on 27 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Woronzow (Director General, Department of Transport), Mr Iain Cameron (Managing Director, Department of Transport) and Mr Mark Burgess (Managing Director, Public Transport Authority) on 27 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Ms Lisa Rodgers (Director General, Department of Education), Ms Susie Baker (Acting Director, Standards and Integrity, Department of Education), Ms Cindy Barnard (Executive Director, Workforce, Department of Education), Mr Jay Peckitt (Deputy Director General, Education Business Services, Department of Education) and Ms Mary Brown (Executive Director, Professional Standards and Conduct, Department of Education) on 27 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Mr Michael Rowe (Director General, Department of Communities), Mr Shayne Maines (Deputy Director General, Governance, Integrity and Reform, Department of Communities) and Mr Andrew Salter (Executive Director, Professional Standards, Department of Communities) on 29 Mar 2023
Evidence by.. Ms Keri Shannon (Chair, Local Government Elected Members Association WA Inc), Ms Sandra Boulter (Deputy Chair-Secretary, Local Government Elected Members Association WA Inc), Mr John Raftis (Committee Member, Local Government Elected Members Association WA Inc) and Mr Daniel Kingston (Committee Member, Local Government Elected Members Association WA Inc) on 10 May 2023
Evidence by.. Ms Lanie-Maree Chopping (Director General, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries), Mr Michael Palermo (Director Integrity, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries), Mr Tim Fraser (Executive Director Local Government, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries) and Mr Liam O'Neill (Principal Strategy Officer Local Government, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries) on 17 May 2023
Evidence by.. Mr JOHN McKECHNIE, KC (Corruption and Crime Commissioner), Mr SCOTT ELLIS (Acting Commissioner), Ms EMMA JOHNSON (Chief Executive), Ms KIRSTEN NELSON (Director, Legal Services), Mrs TRACEY POLMEAR (Director, Assessment and Strategy Development), Ms NATASHA ERLANDSON (Director, Executive) on 30 Aug 2023