Hmas Success Commission Of Inquiry

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DEFENCE MEDIA ALERT



Issued by Ministerial Support and Public Affairs, Department of Defence, Canberra, ACT

Phone: 02 6127 1999, Fax: 02 6265 6946



MSPA 188/10

Monday, 31 May 2010


HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry


What:

A public hearing of the HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry. 


When: 

10am AEST, Tuesday 1 June 2010.  Media are requested to arrive no

later than 9.45am AEST.

 


Where:

Level 11, Defence Plaza, 270 Pitt Street, Sydney. 



Please note: No parking will be available.


Due to the schedules of witnesses, an early hearing of the HMAS Success

Commission of Inquiry will be held on 1 June.  Following this hearing, it is intended

that a public directions hearing will be held on 9 June with public witness hearings

recommencing 21 June 2010.  


The Commission of Inquiry is examining alleged incidents of unacceptable behaviour,

as defined in applicable Defence Instructions, of the crew onboard HMAS Success,

that were brought to the attention of command between March and May 2009. Issues

associated with the subsequent management of such allegations and of personnel

allegedly involved will also be examined.


The Commission of Inquiry will generally conduct its hearings in public. The

Commission of Inquiry President may restrict some aspects of the hearing for

operational security reasons and in the interests of those who may be affected by the

Commission of Inquiry.  


The Commission of Inquiry’s terms of reference are available at:



Please note: recording or filming devices will not be permitted during the hearings.


Media contact:

Ms Danielle Kuhn: 0405 310 176

Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664






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