Commission to examine the oversight of the SDU

The Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants will begin examining senior leadership oversight of the Source Development Unit and Ms Nicola Gobbo from Thursday 21 November 2019.

20/11/19 5.28am

This week, the Commission expects to hear from Assistant Commissioner Dean McWhirter and former Victoria Police Officer Doug Cowlishaw.

Some of the other witnesses likely to give evidence before the end of the year include (not necessarily in this order or limited to): Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, Assistant Commissioner Luke Cornelius, retired Deputy Commissioner Sir Ken Jones, Superintendent John O’Connor, Executive Director Legal Services Finn McCrae, former Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon and former Chief Commissioner Simon Overland.  

For more information, including the most up to date hearing schedule, go to

Reviewed 20 November 2019

Was this page helpful?