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About the Commission

The Queensland Organised Crime Commission of Inquiry commenced on 1 May 2015 by Order in Council.

Mr Michael Byrne QC was appointed as Commissioner and was required to make full and careful inquiry into the extent and nature of organised crime in Queensland and the economic and societal impacts of such activity as outlined in the Terms of Reference.

The Commission is focused on:

  • the major illicit drug markets;
  • internet or electronic or technology enabled child sex offending, including the child exploitation market;
  • financial crimes, primarily investment and financial market fraud and financial data theft;
  • the relationship between organised crime and corruption in Queensland; and
  • the key enablers of organised crime, in particular: money laundering; cyber and technology-enabled crime; identity crime; violence and extortion; and professional facilitators.

The Commissioner provided a written report with recommendations to the Premier on 30 October 2015.

That report is available here.