Recommendations for corruption prevention

The Commission has not made any corruption prevention recommendations in this report. One of the major issues identified during the investigation was Commissioner Kear's failure to properly identify and manage the conflict of interest arising out of his friendship with Mr Pearce. The identification and management of conflicts of interest are key anti-corruption issues and have been discussed in a number of previous ICAC reports.

Issues concerning failure to appreciate, or adhere to, the requirements of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (the PID Act) are addressed through ICAC corruption prevention workshops. The NSW Ombudsman provides information, advice, assistance and training to public authorities on public interest disclosures and the operation of the PID Act.