The Hon Michael Gallacher MLC
The Police portfolio
The Emergency Services Portfolio
Representation of New South Wales on the Intergovernmental Committee for the Australian Crime Commission
Dates of Travel
26-30 July 2011
Number of accompanying persons
Chief of Staff
CEO Ministry for Police and Emergency Services
Commissioner of Police
Director Commissioner's Office
Spouse attending officially: No.
Mrs Gallacher did not attend officially but travelled with the Minister. All expenses, airfares and accommodation were paid for by Mrs Gallacher.
To attend the Standing Council on Police and Emergency Management (SCPEM) which included participation in:
SCPEM was recognised in the recent COAG review of Ministerial Councils as the major avenue by which Ministers can achieve joint decisions to enhance a national policing and emergency management response across the country.
The IGC-ACC is established under s8 of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 to monitors generally the work of the ACC and ACC Board. The Premier has previously appointed the Minister as the NSW representative.
The meetings deal with issues of national significance to the law enforcement portfolio and the emergency management portfolio. Each business item is approved by the relevant Minister and the Secretariat as being both relevant to COAG and to the broader national agenda.
Through these forums issues may be resolved that hinder appropriate law enforcement or emergency service response because of differences with other jurisdictions. New and emerging issues can be raised to ensure that a nationally coordinated response is developed; for example, with such issues as Cybercrime and natural disasters response.
Model legislation or mutually recognised legislation may also be developed in a collaborative way. Major crime types, natural disaster or major investigations that cross borders and require a multi-jurisdictional response can be planned for, or reviewed, after the event.
On this occasion the New Zealand delegates gave a presentation on the Christchurch Earthquake response, noting the valuable input of NSW Police and Emergency Services Officers.
Minister and Ministerial Staff
Other travel expenses
Total approx Aus $$
Official hospitality expenses
$610.00 NZD (A$480.30)
$25.00 NZD (A$19.68)
Mr Brad Scutella, Chief of Staff to the Minister
Totals approx Aus $$
Commissioner Andrew Scipione, NSW Police Force
$905.00 NZD (A$712.58)
$65.00 NZD (A$51.18)
Ms Nicole Rose, Director, Commissioner's Office
Mr Les Tree, CEO, Ministry for Police Emergency Services
Total approx Aus $$