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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 9 Hansard (20 August) . . Page.. 3396..


MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (6.19 pm): I seek leave to move amendments Nos 1 and 2 circulated in my name together.

Leave granted.

MR CORBELL: I move amendments Nos 1 and 2 circulated in my name [see schedule 3 at page 3412] and table a supplementary explanatory statement to the government amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as a whole, as amended, agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

ACT Policing—Commander Shane Connelly

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (6.20): I want to take the opportunity in the adjournment tonight to place on the record and express my sincere thanks for the efforts of Commander Shane Connelly, who has been the Deputy ACT Chief Police Officer (Investigations and Support) for ACT Policing since 2005. Commander Connelly has recently accepted a new position as commander, missions, for the AFP's International Deployment Group. He took up that role at the beginning of this week.

Commander Connelly has been an integral part of ACT Policing in the period of time he has been with the ACT police service. He has performed a number of very important and significant roles. Most recently, he has been the deputy chief police officer responsible for investigations and support, where he has had leadership of investigations and the subsequent prosecution of crimes here in the territory. He has also played a very important role during a period of some change and trauma within ACT Policing following the tragic death of the Chief Police Officer, Audrey Fagan, last year. Commander Connelly acted as the Chief Police Officer during that time and provided a steadying hand and role during what was a very upsetting time for the organisation.

He has also, prior to his role in ACT Policing, performed a number of very significant roles within the Australian Federal Police. From 2004 to 2005, Commander Connelly was the acting national manager of economic and special operations; from 2003 to 2004, he was the director of national investigations. He also has performed roles as the general manager for protective security, operations protective security; the national coordinator of the close personal protection program; and the coordinator of


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