Former CJ Holmes leads review into CCC

Former Chief Justice of Queensland Catherine Holmes AC SC will head up a three-month review to examine the Crime and Corruption Commission’s (CCC) ability to publicly report in relation to corruption matters.

Following the decision in Crime and Corruption Commission v Carne [2023] HCA 28, the State Government has initiated the independent review to ensure any legislative amendments strike a proper balance between the rights of the individual and the broader public interest.

The issue of whether any legislative amendments should be made to operate retrospectively will also be specifically considered.

The review’s terms of reference were tabled in Parliament today. 

Ms Holmes was appointed Chief Justice in 2015 and retired in 2022. She had previously served as a judge of the Court of Appeal (2006 – 2015) and of the Trial Division (2000 – 2006). From 2011 to 2012, Ms Holmes was Commissioner of the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry.

Her recommendations will be delivered to the Attorney-General by 20 May.

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