It follows the release of the Bergin report in NSW earlier this month, which found that Crown facilitated money laundering through subsidiaries’ bank accounts and did not act when alerted.
The Victorian Games Secretary Melissa Horne said the state government went through the 800-page report line by line and decided that a royal commission was needed. « The results there were so serious that setting up a royal commission was the most appropriate It was a measure to protect Victorian interests, « she told reporters on Monday.
Former federal judge Raymond Finkelstein will take on the role of royal commissioner overseeing the investigation.
He is expected to be open in August and at the latest Report at the end of the year.