Corrective Services Commissioner Resigns

Corrective Services Commissioner Resigns

Western Australia Minister for Corrective Services Fran Logan

Corrective Services Commissioner James McMahon To Step Down

Victor P Taffa

James McMahon is to step down after three years as Corrective Services Commissioner as the State Government thanks Mr. McMahon for his contribution towards improving corrective services in Western Australia. 

After three years as the head of Western Australia’s complex and challenging Department of Corrective Services, Commissioner James McMahon has today announced his resignation.

“On behalf of the State Government and the people of Western Australia, I thank James for his contribution to the State and I wish him and his family all the very best.” Minister for Corrective Services Fran Logan said.

“Job of Commissioner of Corrective Services is an arduous and difficult one, which is endless in its demands.”


Mr. McMahon last week informed Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan of his decision to leave for personal reasons.

“He leaves on the best of terms and I know he supports the Government’s plans to reform Corrective Services.” Mr. Logan said.

Process of appointing a new Commissioner will commence and during this time, Deputy Commissioner of Regulation and Operational Services Tony Hassall will be installed as WA’s Acting Corrective Services Commissioner.