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Justice Weinberg appointed Special Investigator.

The Commonwealth Government has announced the appointment of the Hon Mark Weinberg AO QC as the Special Investigator into the Afghanistan war crime allegations.

Mr Chris Moraitis PSM, current Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, has been appointed as Director-General of the Office of the Special Investigator.

Mr Ross Barnett APM has been appointed as the Director of Investigations. Mr Barnett will support the Special Investigator through leadership of investigations.

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said the Office of the Special Investigator will examine the findings of the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report and will begin work from 4 January 2021.