Inquiry under section 143 of the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW)

Hearings and Submissions

The first public hearing was held on Tuesday, 21 January 2020. 

Further public hearings of the Inquiry commenced on 24 February 2020.

On 24 June 2020, ILGA made an announcement regarding the resumption of this Inquiry following its deferral on 3 April 2020.  That announcement is available here.

Details of past public hearings appear below.

Public hearings resuming 23 September 2020

Further public hearings were held between Wednesday 23 September 2020 and Friday 23 October 2020.

The witnesses that gave evidence at these hearings are listed here.

Public hearings resuming 9 September 2020

Further public hearings were held between 9 September 2020 and 15 September 2020.

The witnesses that gave evidence at these hearings are listed here.

Public hearings resuming 31 August 2020

Further public hearings were held between 31 August 2020 and 3 September 2020.

The witnesses that gave evidence at these hearings are listed here.

Public hearings resuming 17 August 2020

Further public hearings of the Inquiry were held between 17 August 2020 and 24 August 2020.

These public hearings focussed on the arrest and conviction of Crown Resorts Limited personnel in China in 2016-2017 and circumstances leading up to and surrounding those events.

The witnesses that gave evidence at these hearings are listed here.

Public hearings - Week commencing 24 February 2020 and resuming 27 July 2020

These public hearings completed on 6 August 2020 at which time the Commissioner adjourned the public hearings to 17 August 2020.  Short details of these completed hearings appear above.

The public hearings of the Inquiry that commenced on 24 February 2020 explored aspects of the commercial settings in which casinos operate and included evidence in relation to:

  • The nature of the operation of casinos in New South Wales and elsewhere in Australia;

  • The concept of junkets including their provenance and introduction into Australian casinos;

  • The reasons for the use of junkets in the casino business model both nationally and internationally;

  • Junket operations in practice in Crown Resorts Limited, The Star and Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited;

  • The vulnerability of junkets to the infiltration of organised crime;

  • The vulnerabilities of casinos to money laundering both generally and in connection with the use of junkets; and

  • The consequential impact on the operation of casinos.

These public hearings also explored the relevant regulatory settings in relation to junkets and money laundering and included evidence in relation to:

  • The relevant statutory and regulatory regimes under which casinos operate in New South Wales and elsewhere in Australia;

  • The various statutory agencies with responsibilities for the regulation of casinos; and

  • Regulation in some other jurisdictions.

The witnesses that gave evidence at these hearings are listed here.

Witnesses

This page will be updated with witness list and order 24 to 48 hours in advance of a witness giving evidence.

The witness list and order is subject to change.

Proceedings commence at 10.00am AEST unless otherwise stated.

Live stream

You can watch a recording of past hearings in the box below.

Submissions

Oral submissions by Counsel Assisting the Inquiry in respect of Part A of the Amended Terms of Reference commenced on 4 November 2020 at 10.00am followed by oral submissions by parties with authorisation to appear in respect of Part A of the Amended Terms of Reference. Oral submissions concluded on 20 November 2020.

A schedule of the oral submissions that were made in the period 4 November 2020 to 20 November 2020 can be found here.

You can watch a recording of past hearings in the box above.

Members of the public and interested organisations were invited to make submissions on any aspect of the Terms of Reference and in particular Part B of the amended Terms of Reference (formerly Part C). A copy of the invitation can be found here.

The Inquiry is no longer accepting submissions.

Most submissions will form part of the public record of the Inquiry. Requests for confidentiality will be considered. However the Inquiry reserves the right to publish all submissions and is not liable for the content or the disclosure of submissions.

For the purpose of publication, information may be removed from a submission if it reveals confidential or sensitive information.

It will be appreciated that most search engines may be able to retrieve names and information about individuals recorded in the submissions.

Transcripts

Tuesday 21 January 2020
Monday 24 February 2020
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Wednesday 26 February 2020
Thursday 27 February 2020
Monday 27 July 2020
Thursday 30 July 2020
Friday 31 July 2020
Monday 3 August 2020
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Wednesday 5 August 2020
Thursday 6 August 2020
Monday 17 August 2020
Tuesday 18 August 2020
Wednesday 19 August 2020
Thursday 20 August 2020
Friday 21 August 2020
Monday 24 August 2020
Monday 31 August 2020
Tuesday 1 September 2020
Wednesday 2 September 2020
Thursday 3 September 2020
Friday 4 September 2020
Wednesday 9 September 2020
Thursday 10 September 2020
Friday 11 September 2020
Monday 14 September 2020
Tuesday 15 September 2020
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Thursday 24 September 2020
Friday 25 September 2020 The transcript published on this website for 25 September 2020 excludes pages P-3001 to P-3009.
Publication of these pages is subject to the finalisation of a non-publication direction.
Monday 28 September 2020
Tuesday 29 September 2020
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Thursday 1 October 2020
Friday 2 October 2020
Tuesday 6 October 2020
Wednesday 7 October 2020
Thursday 8 October 2020
Friday 9 October 2020
Monday 12 October 2020
Tuesday 13 October 2020
Wednesday 14 October 2020
Thursday 15 October 2020
Friday 16 October 2020
Tuesday 20 October 2020
Wednesday 21 October 2020
Friday 23 October 2020
Wednesday 4 November 2020
Thursday 5 November 2020
Friday 6 November 2020
Monday 9 November 2020
Wednesday 11 November 2020
Thursday 12 November 2020
Friday 13 November 2020
Monday 16 November 2020
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Wednesday 18 November 2020
Thursday 19 November 2020
Friday 20 November 2020