Media information on public inquiries
Current Public Inquiries
The Crime and Corruption Commission will hold a public hearing as part of Operation Belcarra, an investigation into the conduct of candidates involved in the 2016 local government elections for the Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Ipswich City Council.
The purpose of the Inquiry is to gather information about possible criminal offences to support Operation Belcarra and to also canvass broader issues related to corruption and integrity in local government. The hearing is scheduled to commence on Tuesday 18 April 2017, with CCC Chairperson Alan MacSporran QC as Presiding Officer.
Please visit the Operation Belcarra page on our website at: http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/corruption/operation-belcarra-public-hearing
Unless otherwise notified, we hold all public inquiries in our Hearing Room located on:
Level 2, North Tower Green Square
515 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley
We may apply, lift and reapply suppression orders throughout an inquiry. We will assist by advising you of any current suppression orders. To breach these may constitute a criminal offence. Media outlets are responsible for ensuring that suppression orders are enforced. If you are unsure what suppression orders are in effect, please contact our media team for advice.
Recording and filming
We give permission to film, record and photograph public inquiries on a case-by-case basis. Media rules for the Operation Belcarra hearing are available at: http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/corruption/operation-belcarra-public-hearing
Please contact our media team for details relevant to each inquiry.
Interviews with witnesses, counsel and the public will not be facilitated by the CCC and are not permitted on CCC premises.
Anyone attending the Hearing Room during proceedings must switch off their mobile phone or use in Silent mode.