NEW SOLICITOR-GENERAL AND ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER FOR QLD

NEW SOLICITOR-GENERAL AND ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER FOR QLD

TWO major appointments have been approved by Governor in Council today, changing the face of Queensland’s justice system.

Peter Dunning QC will take over as solicitor-general, while Walter van der Merwe has been appointed as electoral commissioner.

“Born and bred in Queensland, Peter Dunning QC’s knowledge and experience is vast and he will be a strong advocate and adviser for the state of Queensland.

Bleijie says Dunning was instrumental in the Queensland Floods Inquiry, Lockhart River air disaster and case of missing American divers Tom and Eileen Longeran.

“The legal profession and heads of jurisdiction were consulted during the selection process and they all support Mr Dunning’s appointment.”

“Mr van der Merwe has an in-depth understanding of our democratic and electoral system and he is currently the chair of the Electoral Council of Australia and New Zealand.

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