ROYAL COMMISSONS


Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence (Victorian Royal Commission)
 
On 22 February 2021, the Hon. Ray Finkelstein AO QC was appointed as Commissioner and Chairperson of a Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne Limited’s suitability to hold its Victorian casino licence, as well as the suitability of its associates, including Crown Resorts Limited.
 
The Victorian Royal Commission is required to report on its findings and any recommendations to the Governor no later than 15 October 2021.
 
The Victorian Royal Commission's website contains links to additional information, including to its Terms of Reference, the hearing schedule, live streaming and video recordings of public hearings, hearing transcripts and exhibits tendered as evidence. This website can be found at: https://www.rccol.vic.gov.au/

 
Perth Casino Royal Commission (PCRC)
 
On 5 March 2021, the Honourable Neville Owen (AO), the Honourable Lindy Jenkins and Mr Colin Murphy (PSM), were appointed Royal Commissioners to inquire into the suitability of Crown Perth to continue holding a casino gaming licence in Western Australia.  The Commissioners are also examining the State's regulatory framework for casino gaming, including any matters that might enhance the Gaming and Wagering Commission's future capability and effectiveness.
 
The PCRC is required to deliver its final report with findings and recommendations by 14 November 2021.
 
A website has been established by the Western Australian Government where additional information can be found, including the Terms of Reference establishing the PCRC, the hearing schedule, live streaming and video recordings of public hearings, hearing transcripts and exhibits tendered as evidence. This website can be found at:
Perth Casino Royal Commission (www.wa.gov.au)