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Legislative reviews

The Attorney-General may request the Commissioner to review a legislative scheme related to public administration.

 

Review of Legislative Scheme governing complaints about public administration

On 31 October 2014, the Commissioner announced he would undertake a review of the legislative schemes governing the oversight and management of complaints about police and complaints and reports about public administration in South Australia. 

The Commissioner determined to conduct the legislative reviews in public. His report containing 29 recommendations was published on 30 June 2015. 

View the Report  

Discussion paper

In February 2015, The Commissioner released a discussion paper outlining issues relevant to the review, and made a call for submissions. Submissions closed on 27 March 2015. Public hearings were held on 23, 24, and 28 April 2015.

View the Discussion Paper  

Submissions to the public inquiry

Submission - Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (PDF 2.6MB)

Submission - Acting Police Ombudsman (PDF 4.34MB)

Submission - Anthony Wainwright

Submission - Cheltenham Park Residents Association Inc.

Submission - Commissioner for Public Sector Employment

Submission - Commissioner for Victims' Rights

Submission - Environmental Defenders Office

Submission - Ombudsman SA

Submission - Police Association of South Australia (PDF 5.92 MB)

Submission - Police Disciplinary Tribunal

Submission - Public Law and Policy Research Unit - University of Adelaide

Submission - Commissioner for SA Police

Submission - State Coroner

Submission - Tim Prenzler

Public hearing schedule & transcripts

1   Introduction and Opening Statement Thursday, 23 April 2015 (view transcript (updated))
2   Evidence of the Ombudsman SA Thursday, 23 April 2015 (view transcript(updated))
3   Evidence of Paul Vansetten Thursday, 23 April 2015 (view transcript(updated))
4   Evidence of South Australia Police 24 April 2015 Friday, 24 April 2015 (view transcript(updated)

5   Evidence of Julie Wilson 24 April 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015 (view transcript(updated))

6   Evidence of the Police Association of South Australia

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 (view transcript(updated))

 Evidence of the Police Ombudsman

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 (view transcript(updated)

Review of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA)

At the request of the Attorney-General, the Commissioner undertook a review of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA).  At the conclusion of the review the Commissioner provided the Attorney-General a report containing 30 recommendations. 

On 30 October 2014, the Commissioner’s report ‘A review of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA)’ was tabled in Parliament.