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14 August, 2012
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Dr A.D. BUTI: […] Even under the current legislation, the ability of the CCC to investigate an allegation of police corruption has to be questioned. If this bill is passed, with the conflict of interest and the perception of conflict of interest, the public must then be persuaded that the CCC will have an independent function in investigating police corruption and that it is not
severely compromised.

Mr J.R. Quigley: As big as the elephant called Dumbo!

Dr A.D. BUTI: Exactly right; that is very correct, member for Mindarie.

Mr T.R. Buswell: Dumbo had big ears, but he wasn’t a big elephant! Dumbo was actually a small elephant.

Dr A.D. BUTI: I am dumbfounded how the Premier believes —

Mr T.R. Buswell: Drop the “founded”! Just drop the “founded” and you’re accurate.

Dr A.D. BUTI: I believe the Treasurer has had concerns about the CCC—how it functions. That is my intelligence, Treasurer. I would like the Treasurer to stand and tell us whether he has confidence that the CCC will do a good job in investigating organised crime, because my intelligence tells me that he has major concerns about the function and the ability of the CCC, and those concerns are well founded. I agree with the concerns that I have heard that the Treasurer has expressed. Therefore, I would be very careful about what you are about to say, Treasurer, because my intelligence might come to the fore in regard to what I have heard about your
concerns—all right?

Mr T.R. Buswell: All I said was Dumbo wasn’t a big elephant.

Subject: Corruption and Crime Commission Amendment Bill 2012 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 9 August 2012

Hansard reference: p. 4734 [online (pdf)]

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