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Commencement of Investigation

Published on 2 May 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, the Office for Public Integrity received a report from SafeWork SA in relation to an investigation and subsequent prosecution arising out of the fatal accident involving the Airmaxx 360 ride at the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show.

The report was assessed by the Office for Public Integrity and referred to me for consideration. I have since commenced an investigation into the SafeWork SA investigation and the evidence that was obtained.

Ordinarily I would not confirm or deny whether a complaint or report had been made to the Office for Public Integrity or whether a particular investigation was underway. However, having regard to the public interest in the prosecution arising out of the SafeWork SA investigation, and the fact that the prosecution was withdrawn this morning, I felt that it was in the public interest to confirm that an investigation into the matter is underway. 

As the investigation is current no further information or comment will be made at this time.

 

PUBLIC STATEMENT BY THE HON. BRUCE LANDER QC INDEPENDENT COMMISSIONER AGAINST CORRUPTION 

The publication of this information has been authorised by the Commissioner under section 25 of the ICAC Act.