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Public Inquiries Schedule
Review of Legislative Schemes
Whilst giving evidence before the Parliamentary Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee in October 2014, the Hon. Bruce Lander QC announced the following:
- that at the request of the Attorney General he would conduct a review into the legislative scheme governing the oversight and management of complaints about police;
- that he would conduct a review of the legislative scheme governing the oversight and management of complaints and reports about public administration in South Australia, with a particular focus on whether or not this process should be consolidated in a single office; and
- that he would exercise powers given to him under section 40 of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (ICAC Act) to conduct an evaluation of the practices, policies and procedures of the Police Ombudsman.
The Commissioner also announced that he would exercise powers given to him under section 7(5) of the ICAC Act and conduct these reviews and evaluations by way of a public inquiry.
In February 2015 Commissioner Lander released a discussion paper outlining the relevant issues and calling for written submissions. Submissions have now closed and the public hearings have been scheduled. Presentations at the public hearings will be by invitation only.
The media and public are welcome to attend to the capacity of the room.
Thursday 23 April 2015
10.00am Opening Remarks - The Hon. Bruce Lander QC, Independent Commissioner Against Corruption - Michael Riches, Counsel Assisting
12.00pm Ombudsman SA - Wayne Lines, Ombudsman - Emily Strickland, Deputy Ombudsman
3.00pm Member of the public
Friday 24 April 2015
10.00am South Australia Police - Gary Burns, Commissioner of Police
12.00pm Member of the public
Tuesday 28 April 2015
10.00am Police Association - Mark Carroll, President - Tom Scheffler, Secretary - Morry Bailes, Principal Legal Advisor
11.30am Police Ombudsman - Michael Grant, Acting Police Ombudsman
Location of Hearings
Hearing Room 3 - Level 7, Riverside Centre. North Terrace, Adelaide