Retired Supreme Court Judge to oversee ICAC

Retired Supreme Court Judge the Honourable John Sulan QC has been appointed as South Australia’s next Reviewer of the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman said current Reviewer the Honourable Kevin Duggan QC is resigning next week, to enable him to focus on his independent review of policing in South Australia.

“The ICAC Reviewer, in providing independent oversight of the ICAC and the Office for Public Integrity, is critical for maintaining public confidence in the operations of those agencies.  We have sought to move quickly to ensure this important role can be maintained following Mr Duggan’s departure,” Ms Chapman said.

“John Sulan has had a distinguished legal career spanning nearly five decades.

“In that time, he has worked as a prosecutor both locally and overseas; was a Special Investigator into the collapse of the Bond Corporation, as well of course as sitting on our Supreme Court until his retirement in 2016.

“These skills make him eminently qualified to take on the role of ICAC Reviewer – where he will be required to look into the operations of the ICAC and the Office of Public Integrity, by way of regular and comprehensive reporting requirements both to me and Parliament’s Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee, and also as a result of complaints.”

Ms Chapman thanked Kevin Duggan QC for his considered approach to the role over the past three years as the inaugural ICAC Reviewer.

Mr Sulan commences his three-year term on April 2.