I am pleased to announce that the Governor-General has accepted the advice of the Government to appoint Mr David Lusty as a full time Examiner of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). Mr Lusty’s appointment will begin on 16 January 2017 for a period of five years.
Mr Lusty will play a significant role as examiner for a wide range of key ACIC operations, including examination programs relating to serious and organised crime, including money laundering, tax evasion, and the manufacture, importation and distribution of narcotics.
Mr Lusty is an eminent lawyer with extensive experience in criminal law. He commenced his career with the Australian Government Solicitor in 1994 and has worked as an Associate to a Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSW) and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.
Mr Lusty was a Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales from 1996 to 1997. In 1998, he joined the NSW Crime Commission and then the National Crime Authority and Australian Crime Commission. Mr Lusty has worked for the Independent Commission Against Corruption and has been a Special Counsel with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission since 2009.
ACIC Examiners are independent statutory officers and experienced legal practitioners who exercise the ACIC’s special coercive powers for the purposes of ACIC special operations and investigations.
Mr Lusty will join five other examiners at the ACIC, all of whom have extensive experience in the legal profession.
I congratulate Mr Lusty on his appointment and look forward to the wealth of experience he will bring to ACIC.
Chris Dawson APM
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission