Simon Corbell gets all the sexy jobs in the Legislative Assembly.
Today he’s announced he’s “introduced a Bill that boosts protections for police officers who participate in undercover activities to combat organised crime in the ACT.”
The Crimes (Protection of Witness Identity) Bill 2011 empowers the ACT Chief Police Officer or the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Crime Commission to give a witness identity protection certificate in relation to a court proceeding. The effect of this certificate is to prevent information about the witness’ real name or where they live from being disclosed.
Mr Corbell said this Bill also included a range of options to the presiding member, to protect ones right to a fair trial.
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“Certificates will not be awarded in all cases, rather only when it is deemed necessary for the protection of a witness’, their family or an ongoing investigation,” Mr Corbell said.