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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Crime and Misconduct Commission Chairperson to step down — 08.11.2011
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Crime and Misconduct Commission Chairperson to step down — 08.11.2011

Crime and Misconduct Commission Chairperson to step down — 08.11.2011

Crime and Misconduct Commission Chairperson Martin Moynihan AO QC has, with regret, today announced his decision to step down from the agency.

His decision – on personal grounds – comes three months before his two-year contract is due to expire in February 2012.

On the advice of his doctor, Mr Moynihan last month took leave after he had an accident which has continued to affect his health.

‘It is with regret that I announce my decision to stand down. However, under the current circumstances, I believe it is in the best interest of the organisation,’ Mr Moynihan said.

‘I have always indicated to the state government that I would not be extending my two-year appointment beyond 7 February next year. I have now brought that departure forward by just three months.

‘Stability is important for the CMC. The impact of the accident has meant that I can’t dedicate the necessary time to ensure that the important work of the CMC continues,’ Mr Moynihan said.

‘As detailed in our annual report 2010-11, the CMC has undergone significant restructuring over the past year. It is essential, and in the public interest, that changes continue at the pace envisaged.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to commend my fellow Commissioners and all CMC staff for their commitment and hard work during my term.

‘It has been a privilege to be a part of a unique organisation that answers to all Queenslanders, protecting them from serious crime and ensuring high standards of integrity in the public sector.’

Mr Moynihan’s resignation takes effect from 18 November and the state government will appoint an Acting Chairperson.

The recruitment process for a new CMC Chairperson is coordinated by the Department of Justice & Attorney-General. A job advertisement for the position of CMC Chairperson was run in national newspapers during July and August.

Last updated: 06 December 2011
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