Crime and Corruption Oversight Chairman Resigns One Month After Abominable Report


Alan MacSporran resigned from Queensland’s crime chair, and the Corruption Commission (CCC) resigned after a disgusting report released in December made his role “unacceptable.”

MacSporran, a 40-year-old Queen’s Counsel and Criminal Barrister before joining the Australian State Corruption Observer, said he offered to resign on 28 January and wrote to Justice Secretary Yvette D’Ath. rice field.

of statement On January 15, he said he realized that his honesty and honesty were the first to be questioned in his 40-year career.

“It’s clear to me that my relationship with PCCC has collapsed irreparably,” MacSporran said. “This makes me deeply sad.”

In early December 2021, the Bipartisan Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Commission (PCCC) acted “independently and fairly” when Watchdog filed fraudulent charges against the former mayor and councilors of the city of Logan. I submitted a report that I did not.

Logan’s councilor was charged with fraud in 2019, but prosecutors later withdrew the charges due to lack of evidence. The Queensland Municipal Association then filed a complaint against the corruption observer.

Meanwhile, MacSporran said that he “never allows irrelevant and irrelevant considerations” in his decision on “appropriate exercise of authority in proceedings as a queen’s counsel or CCC chair.”

“Investigating corruption and major crimes is inherently complex,” he said. “The allegations and subsequent investigations may be on high-profile individuals. They often hold power positions, and the consequences of the indictment are particularly serious, not to mention convictions. There is a possibility.”

MacSporran understood this, both he and all guard dog officers, but the Queensland community, as a research institute, included making “very complex, rigorous, and independent” decisions “CCC statutory. I’m naturally expecting to do my job. “

“As chair, I was ready to make these independent decisions and help the staff make them,” he said.

MacSporran said the top corruption watch job was rewarding, but he was honored to be able to take the lead.

“The CCC is greater than the sum of its parts. We hope that the agency will continue to succeed while continuing its important role in fighting major crimes and reducing corruption for the benefit of all Queenslanders. “I will.”

Queensland’s Liberal Party-National Opposition Leader David Cloncurry welcomed the decision while swiping Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek.

“The LNP said it could not support the position of the CCC chairman following the disgusting reports of the PCCC,” he said on Twitter. “The premiere refused to do the same. Alan MacSporran It showed the sincerity that the premiere couldn’t do. “

Caden Pearson

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