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A summary of the publications (Volumes I and II) are below: 

  • Report by the Criminal Justice Commission on its public hearings conducted by the Honourable R H Matthews QC into the improper disposal of liquid waste in south-east Queensland - Volume I: Report regarding evidence received on mining issues

On 20 October 1993 the Criminal Justice Commission commenced a public hearing pursuant to section 2.17 (as it then was) of the Criminal Justice Act 1989 (the Act) into the improper disposal of liquid waste in South-East Queensland. 

This report was tabled in Parliament on 5 August 1994.

  • Report on the investigation conducted by the Honourable R H Matthews QC into the improper disposal of liquid waste in south-east Queensland - Volume II: Transportation and disposal

This report results from investigative hearings conducted by the Criminal Justice Commission in late 1993 and early 1994. 

The investigation arose from allegations that liquid waste transport businesses were defrauding members of the public and local authorities of substantial sums of money by not disposing of liquid waste as required. The wastes were said to be harming the environment because of their own characteristics and the manner and volume of disposal. The complaint continued and indicated that such a situation could only exist with the corrupt assistance of public officers. 

This report was tabled in Parliament on 14 November 1994.

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