Recommendations for disciplinary action

The Commission is of the opinion that the minister for police and emergency services should give consideration to the taking of action against Mr Kear for disciplinary offences of misconduct with a view to his dismissal. The offences relate to his misconduct in terminating the employment of Ms McCarthy and deliberately failing to appropriately investigate allegations concerning Mr Pearce because of his friendship with Mr Pearce.

Mr Kear resigned as Commissioner of the SES before consideration was given to taking disciplinary action against him.