5 December 2023

Pezzullo investigator appointed as reviewer into handling of allegations against Johnathan Davis

| Claire Fenwicke
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Former MLA Johnathan Davis

Former Brindabella MLA Johnathan Davis resigned from the Legislative Assembly and ACT Greens on 12 November following accusations about his personal life. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Former Australian Public Service Commissioner Lynelle Briggs AO has been appointed to undertake an independent review into the handling of misconduct allegations against a former MLA.

Her independent inquiry into the actions of Home Affairs Department Secretary Mike Pezzullo found he had breached the APS code of conduct multiple times, resulting in Mr Pezzullo being sacked.

Now she’ll look into how the ACT Greens handled reports against former member Johnathan Davis.

The Greens have previously slammed the terms of reference of this inquiry as a way to criticise the party rather than create systemic change in the Legislative Assembly.

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ACT Legislative Assembly Speaker Joy Burch confirmed Ms Briggs’ appointment on Tuesday (5 December).

“Ms Briggs has extensive, first-hand experience in the field of public administration with a focus on professionalism, integrity and governance and has conducted several highly sensitive and complex inquiries and reviews,” she said.

“[Ms Briggs] has a distinguished career of service and commitment to public administration, particularly through leadership in the development of public service performance and professionalism.

“I am confident Ms Briggs’ wide range of experience in roles related to integrity, administration and governance, will ensure the Assembly broadly will benefit from her review findings.”

The review is expected to be completed early next year.

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Now a Green from the New Zealand parliament has been stood down, this one accused of shoplifting. Greens continually claim they are a morally superior class of politician, the evidence suggests otherwise.


I wouldn’t trust a green to put up an umbrella

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