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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    CCC Chair appointed

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

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

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    CCC Chair appointed

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed the appointment of Alan MacSporran QC as the new chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    Ms Palaszczuk said Mr MacSporran was an excellent and solid choice who was selected after an extensive recruitment process by the government.

    “This is the best person for the job,” she said.

    “The CCC chair needs to be highly qualified and completely independent and Mr MacSporran fits the bill.

    “He will bring a wealth of experience to this important Queensland institution and provide the type of stability people in this state should come to expect.”

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said Mr MacSporran was highly-regarded by the wider legal profession and brought with him a wealth of experience.

    “This is a well-respected legal representative who has already demonstrated the tenacity and dedication necessary for this role in his vast career, which includes extensive experience in commissions of inquiry, investigative work and in complex, high-level trials,” she said.

    “He has the reputation, the independence and the integrity to serve Queenslanders faithfully into the future as chairman of the CCC.”

    Mr MacSporran was admitted as a barrister in 1978 and worked as a Crown Prosecutor in the Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions before joining the private bar.

    He has experience prosecuting matters on behalf of the Commonwealth and State and served as the Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Commissioner between 2004 and 2009.

    Mr MacSporran was senior counsel for the State of Queensland at the Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry, was the independent reviewer into the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry and has made regular appearances in the criminal jurisdiction, including for corporate fraud, insider trading and tax fraud matters.

    Mr MacSporran will commence his new role on September 1 2015.

    Mrs D’Ath thanked acting chair Ann Gummow for her service during the interim arrangement, which will continue until August 31.

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