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Review launched into Queensland’s corruption watchdog

Lydia Lynch reports in the Brisbane Times (3.6.20) on the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee’s review into Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission, undertaken every five years. Public submissions can be made to the Committee’s inquiry through the link below, closing on 10 August 2020.

‘A committee of Queensland MPs has launched a review into the powers and responsibilities of the state’s corruption watchdog.

‘The powerful Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee, headed up by former LNP leader Tim Nicholls, has called for public submissions as part of its inquiry into the watchdog.

‘The Crime and Corruption Commission, established after the Fitzgerald Inquiry, is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland.

‘The parliamentary committee made up of three LNP and four Labor politicians “will examine the CCC’s overall performance over the last five years and consider its jurisdiction, responsibilities, functions and powers”.

‘… Submissions are due by 5pm on August 10.’

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