Australian State Commission Calls for Investigation into Corruption Oversight Agency


The Queensland Parliamentary Commission discovered to the Queensland Government that the Royal Commission was beyond its authority and biased the issues surrounding the Logan City Council before the Royal Commission to the State Corruption Oversight Agency. I requested that you order.

A bipartisan committee on December 2 reported that the Crimes and Corruption Commission (CCC) did not act “independently and impartially” in filing fraud charges against former Logan Mayor and Councilors. submitted.

Councilor Logan was charged with fraud in 2019 after the council dismissed the CEO for passing information about the former mayor to the CCC.

After the indictment, the mayor and seven councilors were dismissed and an administrator was appointed.

Prosecutors withdrew the charges in April due to lack of evidence, after which the Queensland Local Government Association filed a complaint against the guard dog.

Chairman John Kraus said a survey launched in April revealed a “notable deal” between the guard dog and the former CEO’s lawyer. He described the Commission’s findings as “very serious.”

This includes Watchdog providing the CEO with a confidential document that was forcibly obtained to assist in an attempt to return in a civil lawsuit.

The report also found that the CCC had already exceeded the limits of “extraordinary authority” by being involved in the unfair dismissal process of former Logan CEO.

The CCC’s interests are in line with the CEO, and the decision to prosecute was “influenced by the desire to support the CEO,” the report author said.

“Queensland needs effective, independent and impartial oversight of public sector corruption and major crimes,” Klaus told Congress Thursday.pdf).

“This report outlines critical findings and related recommendations related to these issues, including findings on where the CCC failed in a role delegated by this Congress on behalf of all Queenslanders. Is shown. “

Klaus said the power of the Watchdog to investigate and prosecute people led to prejudice and prejudice.

The authors of the report recommended that the government order the CCC to “or similar” the Royal Commission.

so Thursday’s responseThe Crime and Corruption Commission said, “We will carefully consider the report and its recommendations,” noting “concerns about how some aspects of the investigation were conducted.”

The current chair continues to lead the CCC in a call from the LGAQ that the CCC should resign after the report stated that it did not guarantee that the Watchdog would act “independently and fairly”. Said.

“The failure is serious and is not well reflected in the Crime and Corruption Commission,” the report author said.

I also requested LGAQ Public apology And compensation for eight councilors whose careers have been unreasonably shortened.

“Therefore, we call on the CCC Chair to act and confront the future of this important institution,” said Mark Jamieson, President of the Association and Mayor of the Sunshine Coast.

Attorney General Shannon Fentyman did not comment on whether the chair should resign, saying it was his decision, Australian report..

She said the chairman’s future in that role was up to Congress, not government.

Caden Pearson


Caden Pearson is an Australian-based reporter with a background in screen writing and documentary. Contact him at [email protected]