In a statement released by Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, the Premier announced that Tony Fitzgerald AC QC has been appointed to Chair a Commission of Inquiry into aspects of Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission as recommended by the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee.
The statement says “Fittingly, it will be chaired by the man who created the body…
“It is clear a review of the CCC is needed,” the Premier said. “Who better than Tony Fitzgerald to conduct it?”
Mr Fitzgerald headed the historic inquiry that uncovered systemic corruption in Queensland 35 years ago.
He established the Criminal Justice Commission, later renamed the CCC, to continue the work of his inquiry.
The Commission of Inquiry is expected to take no more than six months.
Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman said Queensland owed Tony Fitzgerald a debt it could never repay.
“I am sure there is no-one Queensland trusts more with this important work.”
The full statement can be found here.
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