External Review of the Queensland operations of The Star Entertainment Group Limited

The Hon. Robert Gotterson AO QC has been appointed to conduct an external review of the Queensland operations of The Star Entertainment Group Limited under the Casino Control Act 1982 (Qld).

The Review will report to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence by 30 September 2022.

Terms of reference

Read or download the Terms of Reference.

Public hearings

The Review convened an initial public hearing on 14 July 2022.

The Review will convene further public hearings on 23, 24, 25, 26 and 29 August 2022.

Livestream

Watch the public hearings live below.

Transcripts

The public hearing transcripts are published below. It may take several business days for transcripts to be made available.

Day of hearing Hearing date Link to transcript
1 14 July 2022 Transcript

Procedural guidance

Read or download the available procedural guidance:

Further procedural guidance may be made available throughout the course of the Review.

Public submissions

Members of the public and interested organisations are invited to make written submissions to the Inquiry and Review regarding any matters in the Terms of Reference. In particular, Mr Gotterson AO QC welcomes submissions in relation to Part A and Part C of the Terms of Reference.

The submission period is open. Submissions will be accepted until 4pm on Friday 19 August 2022.

Submissions can be sent to the.star.review.qld@corrs.com.au. Submissions should comply with the available procedural guidance.

If you are unable to lodge a submission by email please contact the Solicitors Assisting the Review, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, on (07) 3228 9568 to make alternative arrangements.

Evidence (including expert opinion evidence)

The Inquiry and Review are seeking:

  • evidence from all persons who can provide factual information or documents relevant to any of the matters in Part A of the Terms of Reference, and
  • expert opinion evidence from qualified persons relevant to any of the matters in Part A of the Terms of Reference.

Any person or organisation that considers they are able to provide evidence (including expert opinion evidence) relevant to Part A of the Terms of Reference should write to the Solicitors Assisting the Review by emailing the.star.review.qld@corrs.com.au by 4pm on 16 August 2022 with a brief summary of their evidence.

As further investigation may be required, any relevant evidence should be submitted as soon as possible.

Media enquiries

Media enquiries about the Review should be sent to the Liquor, Gaming and Fair Trading Communication Unit at lgftmedia@justice.qld.gov.au.