As part of an investigation, we may hold private or public examinations to gather further information. This includes summoning witnesses to answer questions. An examination is not a trial and cannot determine guilt or innocence.
Most of our examinations are private. This protects witnesses and helps ensure the integrity of investigations.
Examinations are generally presided over by our Commissioner or Deputy Commissioners. However, an examiner with limited powers may be appointed.
View the Standard directions for public examinations which cover sitting times, scope, attendance, conduct, representation and more.
See Information for witnesses for an outline of what to expect, what's required of witnesses and welfare support available.