Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 28, 2023


Independent Commission Against Corruption

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (14:29): Supplementary: will he be seeking an urgent meeting with the commissioner to discuss the contents of the reports, or will it be cast aside and everyone just moves on, particularly considering that the inspector found maladministration and international laws broken? Shouldn't the Attorney-General be referring it to the Office for Public Integrity or other law enforcement agencies?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:30): This is the inspector at paragraph 738. The inspector did:

…not find that the conduct of any ICAC officer warrants referral to SAPOL or another law enforcement agency for further investigation or prosecution.

I don't put myself in a position to better understand the exact details, the exact knowledge, the exact circumstances and the exact factual situation at a higher degree and a higher level than the ICAC inspector, who has obviously taken many months and conducted many interviews to come to these conclusions. I also note and reiterate that the inspector accepted that the evidence of maladministration could not be contributed to current Commissioner Vanstone.