​Statement by Brad Hazzard, Attorney General

Issued: Friday, 25 April 2014

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I am saddened to hear that Barry O'Keefe, a former New South Wales Supreme Court judge and commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), has passed away.

Mr O'Keefe, who was 79, had a long and distinguished legal career, serving as chief judge of the Commercial Division of the NSW Supreme Court and as a judge at Common Law and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

Mr O'Keefe also served as ICAC commissioner from 1994 to 1999.

On behalf of the NSW Government, I extend my deepest condolences to Mr O'Keefe's family, friends and colleagues.