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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Palaszczuk Government appoints anti-corruption chief

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    Palaszczuk Government appoints anti-corruption chief

    The Palaszczuk Government has appointed a new chief executive officer to the state’s corruption watchdog.

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said she is pleased to announce Forbes Smith has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    “Mr Smith is a senior lawyer of almost 35 years standing with extensive prior experience as an investigator during the Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry, with the Criminal Justice Commission, the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the then-National Crime Authority,” Ms D’Ath said.

    “He has spent just under a decade leading independent statutory bodies in Queensland, serving as the Energy and Water Ombudsman since 2011 and as Deputy Queensland Parliamentary Ombudsman between 2006 and 2011.

    “Mr Smith was the successful candidate following a rigorous recruitment process.

    “His wealth of experience makes him well-suited to this post and I congratulate him on his appointment to this vital role in maintaining a vigil against serious crime and corruption in Queensland.”

    Mr Smith will take up his new role on January 1.

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