MELBOURNE, AAP – The final royal commission report into whether gambling giant Crown should keep its Victorian licence is set to be tabled in state parliament.
The Victorian government has confirmed the final report of the inquiry into Crown, headed by former Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein QC, will be released on Tuesday.
Mr Finkelstein handed over his report to Victorian Governor Linda Dessau AC on October 15 but the state government wanted to consider the findings and recommendations before releasing it.
The royal commission has heard the casino underpaid millions in Victorian gaming taxes for three years but did nothing about it until the inquiry was announced.
Heads have already rolled at Crown, with Melbourne chief executive Xavier Walsh stepping down in August, and former Howard government minister Helen Coonan resigning as company chair.
A new Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission was announced in August and will have oversight of all gaming in the state, following a separate review into the current watchdog, which monitors gambling and liquor.