Report of the Commission of Inquiry relating to the Crime and Corruption Commission provided to government

9 August 2022

The Commission of Inquiry relating to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has formally handed its report to the Queensland Government today (9 August 2022) following its six-month inquiry.

The Commission’s Chair, the Honourable Gerald Edward (Tony) Fitzgerald AC QC and fellow Commissioner, the Honourable Alan Wilson QC, provided the report to the Premier and Minister for the Olympics, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk, and the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Women and for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman, earlier today.

The Commission specifically examined the structure of the CCC in relation to its use of seconded police officers as well as legislation, procedures, practices and processes relating to the charging and prosecution of criminal offences for serious crime and corruption in the context of CCC investigations. It also examined section 49 of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

The Commission of Inquiry received 87 submissions from targeted stakeholders including integrity agencies, policing services, directors of public prosecutions, academics, unions, peak bodies, local councils and former and serving local councillors, as well as members of the community. Submissions have now been published here.

The report has been released by the Queensland Government and is available here.

The Commissioners will not be making any further comment in relation to the report and its recommendations.