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New ACLEI Commissioner appointed

Media Release

Attorney-General Christian Porter is pleased to announce that Ms Jaala Hinchcliffe has been appointed to lead the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI).

Ms Hinchcliffe is currently the Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman, a position she has held since November 2017.

From 2015 to 2017, Ms Hinchcliffe was an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Parliamentary Services, and held senior executive positions in the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions from 2007 to 2015.

Her appointment comes at a key time for ACLEI—the agency responsible for detecting, investigating and preventing criminality and corruption in Commonwealth law enforcement agencies.

“I congratulate Ms Hinchcliffe on her appointment and I am confident she will be a strong and diligent leader in the Morrison Government’s ongoing efforts to prevent corruption within the public sector,” the Attorney-General said.

Ms Hinchcliffe commences her appointment on February 10 for a period of five years.

The Attorney-General also acknowledged the valuable work of outgoing ACLEI Commissioner, Mr Michael Griffin AM, and thanked him for continuing in the role until Ms Hinchcliffe’s commencement.