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On 6 December 1916, Robert Bruce Burnside was appointed Royal Commissioner to inquire into the whole of the transactions between the Government of Western Australia and Mr S.V. Nevanas and the companies with which he was associated, and concerning all matters affecting the State upon which Mr Nevanas negotiated with any other party or parties, with or without the authority of the Government of Western Australia, or with or without the authority of any Minister of the Crown acting or professing to act on behalf of the Government. Specific matters the Commission was to inquire into were:
1) The published arrangement under which Mr Nevanas was to take control of the Wyndham Freezing Works, when completed, for a lengthy period at a generous rate of commission;
2) The withholding of the letter alleged to have been given by the Premier to Mr Nevanas, and the subsequent telegrams between Ministers, respecting this arrangement, from the select committee which investigated the Nevanas contract;
3) The accuracy or otherwise of the evidence given to the select committee on this point; and
4) Whether such arrangement had been terminated or not.
The report of the Royal Commission was completed on 29 June 1917.