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ICAC commissioner resigns, saying criticisms ‘have fallen on deaf ears’
Public Corruption 2024-07-10 11:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The commissioner of South Australia’s ICAC has stepped down for “mostly professional” reasons, saying her criticisms of 2021 reforms that limited the commission’s power to crack down on public corruption “have fallen on deaf ears”.

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Former Sydney council member, contractor face ICAC investigation
Public Corruption 2024-05-14 11:30 pm By Andy Sidler

A former Canterbury-Bankstown council member and contractor are the subject of a NSW ICAC inquiry centered on allegations that they failed to disclose relevant pecuniary interests and manipulated council contracts for their own benefit. 

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ICAC finds employees of Downer EDI, council engaged in ‘serious corrupt conduct’
Public Corruption 2024-05-01 11:20 pm By Sam Matthews

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption says it is seeking advice from the Director of Public Prosecution about whether prosecutions should be commenced against nine men, including several Downer EDI employees, after an investigation revealed “serious corrupt conduct” on transport projects.

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Airport employee first official targeted by National Anti-Corruption Commission
Public Corruption 2024-03-28 11:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former employee of the Western Sydney Airport has been arrested and charged with allegedly soliciting a bribe of $200,000 during the procurement process for a $5 million contract for services at the new airport.

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High Court clarifies procedural fairness in corruption cases, finds IBAC mostly followed rules
Public Corruption 2024-03-13 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

IBAC has been vindicated by the High Court in a ruling that found Victoria’s anti-corruption agency had largely complied with its obligations to provide a public body and a senior officer with a reasonable opportunity to respond to adverse material in an investigation over unauthorised email access.

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Berejiklian’s ICAC challenge must run ‘expeditiously’, says judge
Public Corruption 2023-10-09 11:26 am By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has set down former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian’s bid to overturn a corruption finding by ICAC for a hearing in February and urged both sides to run the case expeditiously, saying speed would be a “hallmark” of the proceedings.

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Obeids, Ian Macdonald lose appeal of conviction for bid-rigging conspiracy
Crime 2023-10-06 10:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former Labor members Ian Macdonald, Eddie Obeid and his son Moses will remain in prison after losing a challenge to convictions for conspiracy to rig a tender process and secure a coal mining exploration licence for the Obeids’ land in the Bylong Valley.

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Gladys Berejiklian challenges ICAC corruption finding
Public Corruption 2023-09-27 9:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian has filed a legal challenge to an ICAC report which found she and her ex-boyfriend, former member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire, engaged in “serious corrupt conduct”.

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Lehrmann inquiry head faces possible charges, integrity probe over leaked report
Legal Ethics 2023-08-08 9:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Walter Sofronoff KC, who led an inquiry into Bruce Lehrmann’s rape trial could face sanction or a probe by the ACT integrity commission after the territory’s chief minister said the former Supreme Court Justice breached his “good faith” by leaking his findings to the media. 

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Developer ‘bought influence’ from Victorian MPs, councillors: IBAC report
Construction 2023-07-27 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has vowed to limit the role of local councils in planning decisions after the state’s anti-corruption board delivered a scathing report finding property developer John Woodman “bought influence” from councillors in Melbourne and two state MP’s.

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