CORRUPTION AND CRIME
COMMISSION — PROSECUTIONS REVIEW
973. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Attorney General:
My question is to my fellow Eagles
fan, the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General.
I refer to the report of the Joint
Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission, tabled on 17 November
2016, which recommended that the Attorney General undertake a review into the
efficiency and effectiveness of the commencement and conduct of prosecutions
arising from Corruption and Crime Commission investigations and to table a report
on that review within 12 months of the tabling of the Corruption and Crime
Commission's annual report for 2016–17.
(1) On what date did that review
(2) Who conducted the review?
(3) On what date was the report on
that review tabled?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. Madam President, I knew that if I tried hard
enough I would find something to like about Hon Nick Goiran, and I have!
The PRESIDENT: I know that
you are looking for a date for the game, Leader of the House.
Hon Simon O'Brien:
Hon SUE ELLERY: Yes, it is!
The PRESIDENT: Let us see
how long that lasts!
Hon SUE ELLERY: It will be
about 25 minutes!
(1) Due to the
prorogation of the thirty-ninth Parliament in January 2017, the previous Joint
Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission did not have the
opportunity to receive a response to this recommendation. Accordingly, an
identical recommendation was included in the second report of the Joint
Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission, tabled on 14
September 2017. Subsequent to the tabling of that report, the Attorney General,
with the agreement of the joint standing committee,
committed to tabling the review within 12 months of the tabling of the CCC's
annual report for 2017–18.
The CCC's annual report for 2017–18 was tabled on 20 September
2018. The review commenced in December 2018.
(2) The Department of Justice is
assisting the Attorney General to undertake the review.
(3) The report on the review will
be tabled in due course.