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CMC investigations

Published reports of CMC investigations.
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2017-10-03T10:35:00+10:00 10.2017
Operation Belcarra: Reforming local government in Queensland

The CCC’s report contains 31 recommendations that will create new obligations for candidates, councillors, donors and the ECQ within a more stringent regulatory framework.

2016-12-06T10:50:00+10:00 12.2016
Fraud prevention or fraud risk? (PDF, 660.7 kB)

A report on an investigation into the Queensland Police Service’s Project Synergy. PDF version.

2016-12-06T10:50:00+10:00 12.2016
Fraud prevention or fraud risk? (APPLICATION, 310.6 kB)

A report on an investigation into the Queensland Police Service’s Project Synergy. Word version.

2015-12-11T00:00:00+10:00 12.2015
Transparency and accountability in local government (PDF, 3.4 MB)

This report examines issues related to the compliance and reporting framework for local government officials, especially the treatment of campaign funds or other gifts and benefits. PDF version.

2015-12-11T00:00:00+10:00 12.2015
Transparency and accountability in local government (APPLICATION, 3.8 MB)

This report examines issues related to the compliance and reporting framework for local government officials, especially the treatment of campaign funds or other gifts and benefits. Word version.

2013-09-25T00:00:00+10:00 09.2013
Fraud, financial management and accountability in the Queensland public sector

An examination of how a $16.69 million fraud was committed on Queensland Health and the lessons to be learned for the public sector.

2013-09-13T00:00:00+10:00 09.2013
An examination of suspected official misconduct at the University of Queensland

This report sets out the circumstances and decisions which led to the forced offer to a student at UQ, the outcomes of the CMC’s misconduct investigation, the review of the University’s handling of the matter, the results of a qualitative review of their integrity system and lessons learned for the broader public sector.

2012-08-20T10:10:00+10:00 08.2012
Advice from John Jerrard QC (PDF, 321.5 kB)

Advice of John Jerrard QC concerning examination of material provided to the Crime and Misconduct Commission pursuant to Recommendation 16.1 of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry’s final report.

2012-08-20T10:05:00+10:00 08.2012
Advice from John Jerrard QC - Word version (DOC, 209.0 kB)

Advice of John Jerrard QC concerning examination of material provided to the Crime and Misconduct Commission pursuant to Recommendation 16.1 of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry’s final report.

2012-08-16T15:15:00+10:00 08.2012
Examination of Wivenhoe Dam engineers' conduct

Outcome from the CMC review of material provided by the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry following a recommendation that it investigate the conduct of three of the engineers operating Wivenhoe Dam.

2011-07-31T10:00:00+10:00 07.2011
Investigation into former Minister Gordon Nuttall

As a result of an investigation conducted by the CMC, in October 2010 a Brisbane District Court jury found Mr Nuttall guilty on five counts of official corruption and five counts of perjury.

2011-06-01T10:00:00+10:00 06.2011
Operation Tesco: report of an investigation into allegations of police misconduct on the Gold Coast (PDF, 380.8 kB)

This report exposes the environment and attitudes that gave rise to police misconduct on the Gold Coast, drawing attention to the quality of supervision and the ability of local managers to recognise and deal with potential misconduct.

2010-12-01T09:00:00+10:00 12.2010
Report on an investigation into the alleged misuse of public monies, and a former ministerial adviser (PDF, 1.3 MB)

This report details the CMC's investigation into a grant to the Queensland Rugby Union, and the role played by former ministerial adviser Simon Tutt. It discusses the relationship between ministerial advisers and public servants, and the importance of transparent and accountable decision-making. It contains recommendations for policy and procedural reform.

2009-11-01T10:00:00+10:00 11.2009
Final CMC report into the 2009 South East Queensland Regional Plan, including land at Palmwoods (PDF, 135.0 kB)

A CMC report on its investigation into an allegation that a former Deputy Premier of Queensland had improperly influenced the review process of certain parcels of land included in the urban footprint contained in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031 (2009 SEQ plan).

2009-09-01T20:00:00+10:00 09.2009
Allegation against the Honourable TM Mackenroth in respect of land at Elimbah East: a report from the CMC (PDF, 150.5 kB)

A CMC report on its investigation into an allegation that a retired former Deputy Premier improperly influenced a review process which changed the classification of certain land in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009.

2009-07-01T20:00:00+10:00 07.2009
Dangerous liaisons: a report arising from a CMC investigation into allegations of police misconduct (Operation Capri) (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Operation Capri revealed multiple incidents of police misconduct, mainly relating to the involvement of police officers with a criminal informant.

2008-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2008
Public duty, private interests: Issues in pre-separation conduct and post-separation employment for the Queensland public sector (PDF, 2.2 MB)

This account of the investigation of possible misconduct by Scott Flavell, former Director-General of the Department of Employment and Training also examines how the prospect of future private sector employment could influence public officials and compromise good government administration. It contains recommendations for policy and legislative reform relative to these issues.

2007-02-01T10:00:00+10:00 02.2007
Alleged police assault of Aurukun resident Warren Bell: a report from the CMC (PDF, 244.9 kB)

This report presents the CMC's findings regarding an allegation of police assault made in January 2007 by Aurukun resident Warren Bell.

2006-10-01T20:00:00+10:00 10.2006
Actions and reactions at The Prince Charles Hospital: report of a CMC investigation into allegations flowing from the appointment of a nursing director (PDF, 206.9 kB)

Extensive media attention given to the issues involving a long-standing, messy quarrel between high-ranking staff at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, and embroiled the CMC in sorting out what had happened and who was responsible.

2006-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2006
CMC investigations into allegations affecting the Douglas Shire Council: a synopsis (PDF, 664.9 kB)

This synopsis details the results of investigations conducted by the CMC into numerous allegations against the mayor, councillors, and council officers of the Douglas Shire Council, as well as complaints by the mayor and CEO.

2006-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2006
Independence, influence and integrity in local government: a CMC inquiry into the 2004 Gold Coast City Council election (PDF, 8.7 MB)

This report presents the findings of the Commission's public inquiry into allegations of official misconduct of some candidates and others during the Gold Coast City Council election in March 2004. It also examines the adequacy of existing legislation in relation to the conduct of local government elections.

2005-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2005
The arrest of Samuel Hogan: a CMC investigation (PDF, 539.2 kB)

This report examines the serious injury of a young man while being arrested by two Cairns police officers. While it exonerates the officers from wrongdoing, it calls on the QPS to re-examine its procedures in relation to the detention of people suffering from a mental illness and the monitoring of anyone who has been subjected to a neck restraint.

2005-07-01T10:00:00+10:00 07.2005
Report of an investigation into the appointment of the Queensland Information Commissioner (PDF, 158.0 kB)

In this report the CMC examines the issues raised concerning the circumstances in which Ms Cathi Taylor was appointed Queensland Information Commissioner in February 2005.

2005-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.2005
Palm Island airfare controversy (PDF, 356.9 kB)

A report on the CMC investigation into allegations of official misconduct in respect of travel arrangements authorised by the former Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy.

2005-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.2005
Palm Island bribery allegation (PDF, 641.0 kB)

Report of a CMC investigation into an offer made by the Premier of Queensland to the Palm Island Aboriginal Council

2004-08-01T10:00:00+10:00 08.2004
The Tugun Bypass investigation (PDF, 206.4 kB)

The CMC has tabled in parliament a report into an investigation of complaints that officers of the Department of Main Roads had breached the conventions for how officials of the state public service should behave during election campaigns. While determining that no official misconduct occurred, the CMC found that the letter delivered by officers of the Department of Main Roads in relation to the Tugun Bypass proposal did breach the proper practice of departments, as set out in the Queensland Cabinet handbook. Accordingly, the CMC has made four recommendations designed to achieve full compliance with the accepted conventions.

2004-05-01T10:00:00+10:00 05.2004
Lockhart River allegations: a CMC report on an investigation into allegations of official misconduct arising from the presence of alcohol on the Queensland Government aircraft at the Lockhart River airport (PDF, 90.8 kB)

Report on the circumstances around the discovery of a bottle of wine in a government aircraft on the Lockhart River airport tarmac; examination of events from the point of view of whether official misconduct took place.

2004-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.2004
Brisbane River flood levels: a CMC report on the Brisbane City Council’s handling of flood study reports (PDF, 240.2 kB)

A Crime and Misconduct Commission investigation into allegations that the Brisbane City Council improperly suppressed the findings of Brisbane River flood studies has not revealed any evidence of official misconduct by any person. However, the investigation did reveal some failings in the BCC’s recordkeeping and administrative practices, and the CMC has made recommendations for improvements in these areas. The report also comments on some important general issues about the openness of government and the public interest.

2004-01-01T22:00:00+10:00 01.2004
The prosecution of Pauline Hanson and David Ettridge: a report on an inquiry into issues raised in a resolution of Parliament (PDF, 125.6 kB)

Investigation of allegations of unfairness in the proceedings and political interference in the prosecution of Pauline Hanson and David Ettridge.

2003-11-01T14:00:00+10:00 11.2003
An investigation of matters relating to the conduct of the Hon. Ken Hayward MP (PDF, 376.6 kB)

Investigation into allegations of improper actions regarding transactions between government agencies and business entities; and misuse of parliamentary travel entitlements.

2003-06-02T06:00:00+10:00 06.2003
Seeking justice: an inquiry into the handling of sexual offences by the criminal justice system (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Report of the findings and recommendations of a CMC public inquiry into the handling of sexual offence matters in the Queensland criminal justice system.

2003-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.2003
The Volkers case: examining the conduct of the police and prosecution (PDF, 645.5 kB)

Report of a CMC investigation into whether there was any misconduct in the initial police investigation or in the prosecution’s decision to drop sexual misconduct charges against swimming coach Scott Volkers before he came to trial.

2002-10-01T10:00:00+10:00 10.2002
Forensics under the microscope: challenges in providing forensic science services in Queensland (PDF, 246.9 kB)

Investigation into official misconduct in the way a rape case was handled in Queensland in 1999, including the delivery and management of forensic science services.

2001-04-01T10:00:00+10:00 04.2001
The Shepherdson Inquiry: an investigation into electoral fraud (PDF, 5.2 MB)

Independent public inquiry into allegations of electoral fraud by members of the Queensland branch Australian Labor Party.

2000-12-01T10:00:00+10:00 12.2000
Safeguarding students: minimising the risk of sexual misconduct by Education Queensland staff (PDF, 1.7 MB)

This report is the result of a review of Education Queensland policies and procedures relating to the reporting and investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by Education Queensland employees towards students. The review was initiated in response to heightened public concern about this type of misconduct. The report focuses on strategies for minimising the risk of sexual misconduct by Education Queensland employees. The recommendations made here will provide assistance to bodies that review the adequacy of policies and procedures in any organisation in which employees are in a position of trust and power over young people.

2000-09-02T02:25:00+10:00 09.2000
Allegations of electoral fraud: report on an advice by P.D. McMurdo QC (PDF, 3.6 MB)

In August 2000 the CJC was asked by the Electoral Commissioner to conduct an investigation into allegations of electoral fraud. In response, the CJC sought independent legal advice from Mr PD McMurdo QC as to whether the allegations raised a reasonable suspicion of official misconduct and whether open hearings should be held. This document contains that advice, which was accepted by the CJC in September 2000 and led to the report The Shepherdson Inquiry: an investigation into electoral fraud, published by the CJC in April 2001.

1999-09-02T01:30:00+10:00 09.1999
Gocorp interactive gambling licence: report on an advice by R.W. Gotterson QC (PDF, 218.4 kB)

This report examines the possibility of misconduct on the part of the Queensland Treasurer in the granting of an interactive gambling licence to Gocorp Limited. No misconduct was found.

1999-03-02T00:30:00+10:00 03.1999
Complaints against the Children's Commissioner and another: report on a hearing (PDF, 52.0 kB)

Mr C E K Hampson QC was engaged to assist in an investigative hearing concerned allegations relating to the Children’s Commissioner of Queensland, Mr Norman Alford, and an Administration Officer, Mr Michael Birnie.

1999-02-01T23:25:00+10:00 02.1999
Inquiry into allegations of misconduct in the investigation of paedophilia in Queensland: Kimmins report: term of reference no. 5 (PDF, 124.4 kB)

This report examines the fifth and final term of reference addressed by the Kimmins Inquiry. This related to 56 separate complaints of isolated incidents related to police mishandling of cases involving suspected paedophilia rather than of systemic wrongdoing.

1998-08-01T22:30:00+10:00 08.1998
Inquiry into allegations of misconduct in the investigation of paedophilia in Queensland: Kimmins report (PDF, 499.9 kB)

This report of the Kimmins Inquiry addresses the first four terms of reference related to the possibility of systemic wrongdoing in the Queensland Police Service in the handling of suspected paedophilia cases. The report on the final term of reference (which looked at isolated complaints against individual police officers) was published separately in February 1999.

1997-12-01T22:15:00+10:00 12.1997
Police behaviour at a 4ZZZ Market Day function: report of an investigation (PDF, 45.1 kB)

Two directors of the 4ZZZ FM Radio Station complained to the CJC about excessive use of police force at a 4ZZZ Market Day Function. This report summarises the findings of the investigation.

1997-10-01T22:10:00+10:00 10.1997
Investigation of paedophilia by the Criminal Justice Commission (PDF, 275.3 kB)

This report describes how the CJC discharged its responsibilities in relation to paedophilia.

1997-10-01T22:10:00+10:00 10.1997
Police and drugs: a report of an investigation of cases involving Queensland police officers (PDF, 962.3 kB)

This report (also known as 'the Carter report') focuses on the issues that emerged from an investigation into possible corrupt police activity in relation to drugs.

1996-12-02T03:35:00+10:00 12.1996
Report on an investigation into a memorandum of understanding between the Coalition and the QPUE and an investigation into an alleged deal between the ALP and the SSAA (PDF, 3.1 MB)

This report covers the investigation into the circumstance surrounding the creation and execution of a MoU executed by the Hon. Rob Borbidge (then Leader of the Opposition), the Hon. Theo Cooper (then Coalition Spokesman for Police, Corrective Services and Racing) and Sgt Gary Wilkinson (then President of the Qld Police Union of Employees) and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding any agreement between the ALP and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia of the kind alleged in media reports in April 1996.

1995-12-21T14:35:00+10:00 12.1995
Report on an inquiry conducted by Mr R V Hanson QC into the alleged unauthorised dissemination of information concerning Operation Wallah (PDF, 1.6 MB)

In 1995, information concerning the CJC Operation Wallah was published in the Courier-Mail and The Australian. This report was published after the investigation that sought to discover whether any officer or Commissioner of the CJC, any members or staff of the Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee or any officer of the Queensland Police Service released the information.

1995-04-02T01:10:00+10:00 04.1995
Report on the sufficiency of funding of the Legal Aid Commission in Queensland and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Queensland (PDF, 4.7 MB)

This report examines the funding of the DPP and the Legal Aid Commission in Queensland.

1995-03-09T13:15:00+10:00 03.1995
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre: Overview (PDF, 539.5 kB)

Overview of the CJC report about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1995-01-01T22:55:00+10:00 01.1995
Telecommunications interception and criminal investigation in Queensland: a report (PDF, 1.5 MB)

This report considers whether the QPS and CJC should have the power to intercept telecommunications in certain prescribed circumstances. Mr Fitzgerald QC, in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry (1989), identified this as one of the issues which should be considered in any comprehensive review of powers relevant to law enforcement in Queensland. He also observed that the CJC was likely to require the power to intercept telecommunications to enable it to discharge its functions effectively.

1994-12-17T22:45:00+10:00 12.1994
A report into allegations that the private telephone of Lorrelle Anne Saunders was 'bugged' in 1982 by persons unknown, and related matters (PDF, 2.2 MB)

This is the report of the investigation into allegations that the private telephone of Lorrelle Anne Saunders was 'bugged in 1982 by persons unknown, and related matters.

1994-10-17T12:15:00+10:00 10.1994
Report on improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland: Volume 2: Transportation and disposal (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Volume 2 of a CJC report about an investigation concerning allegations of improper disposal of liquid waste in south-east Queensland. This volume deals with transportation and disposal issues.

1994-09-01T22:05:00+10:00 09.1994
A report of an investigation into the Cape Melville incident (PDF, 8.0 MB)

Investigation into official misconduct relating to flora smuggling in Far North Queensland.

1994-07-17T11:55:00+10:00 07.1994
Report on improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland: Volume 1 - Report regarding evidence received on mining issues (PDF, 666.3 kB)

Volume 1 of a CJC report on an investigation concerning allegations of improper disposal of liquid waste in South East Queensland. This volume deals with the evidence received during the course of the investigation on mining issues.

1994-06-17T00:25:00+10:00 06.1994
Report on an investigation into complaints against six Aboriginal and Island councils (PDF, 9.3 MB)

This report consists of a series of investigative reports on individual councils.

1994-04-16T14:20:00+10:00 04.1994
Report by the Hon. R H Matthews QC on his investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters: volume 2 (PDF, 9.0 MB)

This is volume 2 of the report of the investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters.

1994-04-16T14:15:00+10:00 04.1994
Report by the Hon. R H Matthews QC on his investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters: volume 1 (PDF, 7.7 MB)

This is volume 1 of the report of the investigation into the allegations of Lorrelle Anne Saunders concerning the circumstances surrounding her being charged with criminal offences in 1982, and related matters.

1994-03-17T01:15:00+10:00 03.1994
A report of an investigation into the arrest and death of Daniel Alfred Yock (PDF, 3.5 MB)

The CJC undertook an investigation into certain matters in relation to the arrest and death of an Aboriginal youth named Daniel Alfred Yock in November 1993.

1993-08-01T23:30:00+10:00 08.1993
Report on the inquiry into the selection of the jury for the trial of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen (PDF, 10.0 MB)

Report by the Hon. W J Carter QC on his inquiry into the selection of the jury for the trial of Sir Johannes (Joh) Bjelke-Petersen and related matters.

1992-12-31T23:00:00+10:00 12.1992
Report of an inquiry into allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre

A report by the CJC about allegations of official misconduct at the Basil Stafford Centre.

1992-11-16T22:25:00+10:00 11.1992
Report on the investigation into the complaints of Kelvin Ronald Condren and others (PDF, 2.7 MB)

This is the report from the investigation into the complaints of Kelvin Condren and others and deals with the risk of unfair treatment of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders and others who may be under a disability during the course of police investigations.

1992-03-01T10:00:00+10:00 03.1992
Report on an inquiry into allegations made by Terrence Michael Mackenroth MLA, the former Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and associated matters (PDF, 1.8 MB)

The report relates to an investigation into the conduct of the Commissioner of the Police Service, Mr NR Newnham, after allegations were made against him by the former Minister of Police and Emergency Services.

1992-01-01T10:00:00+10:00 01.1992
Report of the committee to review the Queensland Police Service Information Bureau (PDF, 2.4 MB)

The role, functions and inadequacies of the Information Bureau were critically examined in early 1991 by the CJC. It recommended in this report that the police information systems be comprehensively reviewed with the help of specialised external consultants.

1991-12-14T12:15:00+10:00 12.1991
Report on an investigation into possible misuse of parliamentary travel entitlements by members of the 1986-1989 Queensland Legislative Assembly (PDF, 3.4 MB)

This report concludes an investigation into possible misuse of Parliamentary travel entitlements. The possibility that such abuses may have occurred first came to the CJC's attention due to an article by Peter Morley in the Courier-Mail.

1991-11-14T22:55:00+10:00 11.1991
Report on an inquiry into allegations of police misconduct at Inala in November 1990 (PDF, 2.2 MB)

The matters at Inala on the first weekend in November 1990 were investigated by the CJC following the receipt of information from the Commission of the QPS concerning complaints about various police actions at Inala and complaints made by representatives of the Aboriginal community who attended the offices of the CJC on 7 November 1990.

1991-11-14T12:10:00+10:00 11.1991
Report on a public inquiry into payments made by land developers to aldermen and candidates for election to the council of the City of Gold Coast (PDF, 3.6 MB)

This report concluded the investigation into the relationship between land developers and an alderman of the Council of the City of Gold Coast regarding receipt of electoral assistance.

1991-07-14T10:50:00+10:00 07.1991
Report on the investigation into the complaints of Mr T R Cooper, MLA, Leader of the Opposition, against the Hon. T. M. Mackenroth, MLA, Minister for Police and Emergency Services (PDF, 6.3 MB)

The original complaint set out a number of concerns in relation to the use by Mr Mackenroth of the Government aircraft. This report provides the conclusion of the CJC's investigation into these and related allegations.

1991-07-14T10:30:00+10:00 07.1991
Complaints against local government authorities in Queensland: six case studies (PDF, 1.6 MB)

The large number of community complaints about the operation of local authorities led the CJC to investigate 370 allegations of conduct such as lack of accountability, favouritism and bias. It identified areas of concern in need of immediate redress. Six investigations chosen as case studies form the basis of the report.

1991-07-14T10:30:00+10:00 07.1991
Report on a public inquiry into certain allegations against employees of the Queensland Prison Service and its successor, the Queensland Corrective Services Commission (PDF, 4.5 MB)

Allegations of significant corruption and drug trafficking within prisons were raised in Parliament concerning officers of the Queensland Corrective Services Commission. The CJC investigated these allegations.

1991-05-14T10:30:00+10:00 05.1991
Report on the investigation into the complaints of James Gerard Soorley against the Brisbane City Council (PDF, 887.0 kB)

Allegations were made about the Brisbane City Council's financial management of the Rochedale waste facility. This report provides a conclusion of the CJC's investigation into the matter.

1990-12-31T00:00:00+10:00 12.1990
The Fitzgerald Inquiry - Report (1987–89) (PDF, 2.9 MB)

Full report from the Fitzgerald Inquiry.

1990-03-14T10:20:00+10:00 03.1990
Report of an investigative hearing into alleged jury interference (PDF, 1.2 MB)

This report concludes an investigation into approaches made to members of a number of jury panels in Queensland in November 1990.

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