The New South Wales Crime Commission
is an Australian statutory corporation
with the main objectives of reducing the occurrence of illegal drug trafficking
and organised crime
in New South Wales
. In more recent years, the Commission has also taken on a charter of assisting with the investigation of terrorism related offences.
The Commission was established pursuant to the New South Wales Crime Commission Act of 1985. This Act of Parliament was initially assented to as the State Drug Crime Commission Act and introduced by the NSW Premier
, the Honourable Neville Wran
after a period of seminal s, including the (1977–1979) and the (1980–1984) into drug trafficking, organised crime and tax evasion.
The first Chairman of the State Drug Crime Commission (SDCC) was Judge John Lloyd-Jones. He lasted only four weeks after significant protests by the legal fraternity who were opposed to a judicial officer presiding over an investigative body. Richard Job, QC
replaced Lloyd-Jones as Chairman, and the SDCC sat as a management committee, led by Job together with Barry Thorley, a former judge, and Vice-Admiral (retired), David Leach.
Phillip Bradley was appointed Commissioner in 1989 and became Chairman of the Commission in 1983. In the period leading up to the 2011 state election
, the Commission attracted... Read More