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Home News Queensland gets a new corruption commissioner
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DEPARTMENTSQld Crime and Corruption Commission
TAGS Government of Australia, Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Politics of Australia, Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, Bob Katter, Alan MacSporran
After years of turmoil, Queensland finally has a corruption commissioner with bipartisan support. The Opposition says Labor used a sneaky trick to get the appointment approved, but agrees it’s a good choice of candidate.
Former Crime and Misconduct Commissioner and Crown Prosecutor Alan MacSporran QC has been appointed as chair of Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission for five years, following a drawn-out political fight over the position that has raged for several years now.
Ann Gummow has been acting in the role following the end of the controversial term of Ken Levy, which ended on June 30, and will continue as acting chair until MacSporran (pictured above with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk) takes up the role on September 1.
Levy, meanwhile, is still the subject of a police investigation that was launched last year into allegations that he misled parliament.
Palaszczuk said the highly experienced MacSporran was an “excellent and solid choice” for the job who would be completely independent in the position.
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