This speech was delivered on 15/10/2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution online here.

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Why did neither the Minister nor his office commence an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in the NSW State Emergency Service after being advised of them in October 2012 by the then Deputy Commissioner of Corporate Services and Planning?

The Hon. MICHAEL GALLACHER: As has been reported in the media, this matter may or may not be a matter that is currently subject to an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Therefore I will be making no comment in relation to it.