In Parliament on 22 October 2008 when I asked David Bartlett about why he abandoned the appointment of Mr Richard McCreadie as Acting Police Commissioner, the Premier said:
“Due to information that came to me after I had made an announcement of my intention to appoint Mr McCreadie I then asked for formal advice.”
Today Acting Police Commissioner Darren Hine told the Legislative Council Select Committee that, before the Premier made the announcement, Mr Hine had informed Mr Bartlett that the DPP may potentially lay criminal charges against Mr McCreadie.
David Bartlett must explain the discrepancy.
Will Hodgman MP Leader of the State Opposition