Jim McGinty

Jim McGinty

Attorney General; Minister for Health; Electoral Affairs

    New appointments to strengthen CCC

    29/04/2008 12:00 AM

    The functions of the Corruption and Crime Commission and its overseeing body, the Parliamentary Inspector, will be strengthened by the appointment of two senior Western Australian barristers.


    Attorney General Jim McGinty said Ken Martin QC would act as the Parliamentary Inspector at times when the Parliamentary Inspector was unavailable or unable to carry out the role.  Likewise, Gail Archer SC would act as the Commissioner of the CCC, when, and if, the Commissioner was unable to fulfil the role.


    “I congratulate Mr Martin and Ms Archer on their appointments,” Mr McGinty said.


    “I am sure they will both add to the good work done by the commission.”


    Mr Martin graduated from The University of Western Australia with an honours degree in Law in 1977.  He later gained a Masters of Law from the University of London.  He has held senior positions with the Law Society of Western Australia, the Legal Practice Board, the Western Australian Bar Association and the Law Council of Australia.


    Ms Archer graduated from UWA in 1988 and gained her Masters of Law degree from the university in 1997.  She has worked for the Crown Solicitor’s Office, the Director of Public Prosecutions’ Office and as Principal Counsel for Legal Aid WA.  Ms Archer has held senior positions with the Legal Practice Board, and sits on committees of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Law Council of Australia.


    Ms Archer recently completed the statutory review of the CCC legislation.


    Both appointments are for a period of three years.


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