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You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 14 November 2005 – 9 June 2006 CMC begins prosecution process against Bundaberg health official — 02.12.2005
You are here: Home News and media CMC media releases Media releases — 14 November 2005 – 9 June 2006 CMC begins prosecution process against Bundaberg health official — 02.12.2005

CMC begins prosecution process against Bundaberg health official — 02.12.2005

The Crime and Misconduct Commission today decided to take the necessary steps to begin prosecution proceedings against Bundaberg health service district manager Peter Leck for official misconduct.
 
The Commission made the decision after carefully examining the Queensland Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry report handed down by the Honourable Geoffrey Davies AO on Wednesday. 
 
 CMC Chairperson Mr Robert Needham has written to the Premier asking that Mr Leck’s position be prescribed under section 50 of the Crime and Misconduct Act 2001 to allow the Commission to institute official misconduct charges. 
 
 The CMC understands that the disciplinary process commenced yesterday by Queensland Health Director-General Uschi Schreiber will be put on hold in view of the action by the CMC.
 
 The CMC will not be able to prosecute former Bundaberg Base Hospital administrator Dr Darren Keating as he no longer falls under the jurisdiction of the Misconduct Tribunal after he resigned from Queensland Health last month. 
 
 Today the Commission also decided not to proceed with its planned public hearing into the handling of complaints at Bundaberg Hospital.
 
 The CMC believes the issues it was to publicly examine have been adequately handled by Mr Davies’s inquiry.
 
 In May the CMC announced that its hearing would be put on hold to allow for the state’s health inquiry to run its course. 
A multi-disciplinary team of seven CMC officers, including police, investigators, lawyers and policy officers continued to work on the matter and provided substantial assistance to the two commissions of inquiry.
A large proportion of material obtained by the CMC was used as evidence during the inquiry and was taken into account in Mr Davies’s final report.
Last updated: 18 January 2012
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