Queensland’s government has approved a nominee to take over as head of the state’s Crime and Corruption Commission.
Queensland’s cabinet has approved a nominee to lead the state’s corruption watchdog.
Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee (PCCC) chair Steve Davies MP hasn’t yet named the nominee to be next head of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC)
But he did let slip that the person is a man.
Mr Davies says the nominee will bring a wealth of experience and Labor MPs on the PCCC would likely approve his nomination.
“I think they would be very hard-pressed to actually not approve this person,” he told reporters.
“(They have) runs on the board, they’ve got very, very good bipartisan credentials.”
The outgoing CCC chairman Dr Ken Levy’s tenure has been clouded by near constant opposition accusations of being partisan and calls for his sacking.
An investigation is still underway into whether Dr Levy misled a parliamentary committee over contact he had with the government before penning an opinion piece in support of contentious anti-bikie laws.
The Newman government has continued supporting Dr Levy, and in May it extended his tenure, for the second time, until October.
Dr Levy fronted his last public PCCC hearing on Monday, where he said restructuring the Crime and Misconduct Commission into the CCC had been a highlight of his time in charge.
But he added that some of his highlights had also been lowlights.
Dr Levy’s final words at the hearing were that he would “look forward to a break”.
The PCCC has 14 days to either approve or reject Dr Levy’s nominated successor.