In a media release also issued on 4 August 2008, Mr Vos said:
"I am, of course, disappointed that I will not be continuing as Inspector-General for another 5 years. But I will leave the role with a great sense of achievement and of a job well done.
In particular, the Government's decision to continue the role in full noted the strong record of improvements and community support that has developed during my 5 years as the first Inspector-General. Without those achievements the role would already be gone.
I am pleased to have the next two months or so to complete my final Annual Report and to move my current 5 reviews closer to finality. My successor will inherit an excellent team and a package of work in progress which should ensure further achievements in the near future."
For a copy of the Assistant Treasurer's media release, No 2008/064, 4 August 2008, go here
For a copy of Mr Vos' media release, No 015, 4 August 2008, go here