This speech was delivered on 17/09/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Will the Minister advise the House on the recently announced review of police handling of critical incidents, including when it will commence? Will the report be available publicly and will there be a call for public submissions?

The Hon. MICHAEL GALLACHER: Of course critical incidents are matters that come under the responsibility of the Premier of New South Wales. He has made an announcement today in this regard. I will take that question on notice.

The Hon. Trevor Khan: It is a great announcement.

The Hon. MICHAEL GALLACHER: It is a great announcement, and I am sure that all fair-minded people will be very much behind the need for this inquiry. I will leave it to the Premier to go into the details.