Reivers and Crime and Misconduct Commission

Application number:
2001 S0128
Decision date:
Thursday, May 23, 2002

Reivers and Crime and Misconduct Commission
(2001 S0128, 23 May 2002) 

The applicant contended that the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) held copies of a submission he had made to the Connolly-Ryan Commission of Inquiry (COI) and a submission made by the CMC to the COI concerning him. 

Assistant Commissioner Shoyer found there were no reasonable grounds for believing that such documents existed in the possession or control of the CMC, and that the search efforts made by the CMC had been reasonable in the circumstances of the case.  He also upheld a number of claims for exemption under s.50(c)(i) of the FOI Act, relying in part on a certificate from the Clerk of the Parliament that certain documents were ‘proceedings in Parliament’ as defined by ss. 2, 3(3)(d) and 3(3)(g) of the Parliamentary Papers Act 1992 Qld.