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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 922 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 September 2022 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Attorney General
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

I refer to the ABC article "Scott Austic was acquitted of murdering Stacey Thorne after evidence of crime scene tampering. Now both their families seek answers" from 4 April 2022, and I ask:
(a) are you aware that the Corruption and Crime Commission told Australian Story earlier this year that it was "reviewing the Court of Appeal findings relating to police conduct";
(b) when did this review commence;
(c) noting the strength of the damning findings against police and that the length of time the Corruption and Crime Commission has had to conduct its review, has it been completed;
(d) if no to (c), when is it expected to be completed; and
(e) on how many occasions during this review has the Attorney General personally received an update from the Corruption and Crime Commission Commissioner about the progress of this matter?

Answered on 20 October 2022

(a) Yes.

(b) 28 July 2021.

(c) No.

(d) The Commission is unable to provide an expected completion date.

(e) The Commission has not updated the Attorney General on the progress of this matter.