OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR

16 December 2020

THE HON SHADOW MINISTER MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR PORTFOLIO
RICHARD MARLES MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
MEMBER FOR CORIO
 
SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY
DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES 
 
MARK DREYFUS QC
SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
MEMBER FOR ISAACS
 

OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR

 

Labor welcomes the appointments to the Office of the Special Investigator announced by the Government today.
 
Chris Moraitis PSM will bring significant experience to the challenging role as the Director-General of the Office of the Special Investigator
 
Justice Mark Weinberg QC has a long and distinguished career and has served as a former Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court in Victoria.
 
Mr Barnett is a former Deputy Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service and has most recently served as that state's first Racing Integrity Commissioner.
 
These appointments reflect a significant step forward in the assessment of the serious allegations in the Brereton report. This work is important not only for the alleged victims but also for every soldier that served in Afghanistan and every member of the Defence Force that wears our uniform today.
 
It is important we now allow the Office of the Special Investigator to do its work.