Current investigations

 

The ICAC only discloses current investigations activity where this is in the public interest. For example, the ICAC may determine that it is in the public interest to hold a public inquiry as part of an investigation.

All public inquiries are advertised, with a public hearing notice published on this site and, when deemed appropriate, in relevant newspapers.

Transcripts of each day’s public inquiry proceeding are published on this website, generally within 24 hours, unless suppression orders are in place.

For transcripts relating to a particular investigation, click on the relevant investigation title and follow the links.

 

List of current investigations which have been made public

Any current ICAC investigations which have been made public, generally through the holding of a public inquiry, are listed below.

 

2015

The ICAC is investigating allegations that former Mine Subsidence Board (MSB) Picton office district manager Darren Bullock received, or may have received, corrupt payments or other benefits as an inducement or reward for showing favourable treatment to building contractor Kevin Inskip of Plantac Pty Ltd and to William Kendall of Willbuilt Homes Pty Ltd. The Commission is also investigating allegations that Mr Bullock revealed confidential MSB tender information to Plantac Pty Ltd, and breached MSB financial delegations, policies and/or procedures relating to the awarding of contracts and the making of payments to that company.

The ICAC is investigating allegations that Brett Roberts corruptly obtained benefits by issuing false invoices to the University of Newcastle, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, when he held information technology (IT) management positions at each of the universities between 2005 and 2013.

The ICAC is investigating allegations that a former Ausgrid engineer, Phillip Cresnar, solicited and received benefits from Ausgrid contractors and subcontractors in exchange for assistance in relation to the awarding of contracts and the approval of variations to contracts. It is also alleged that Mr Cresnar disclosed to contractors, and others, confidential information acquired in the course of his official functions.

2014

In Operation Credo, the ICAC is investigating allegations that persons with an interest in Australian Water Holdings Pty Ltd (AWH) obtained a financial benefit through adversely affecting the official functions of Sydney Water Corporation (SWC) by: including expenses incurred in other business pursuits in claims made on SWC for work on the North West Growth Centre; drawing from funds allocated for other purposes; and preventing SWC from ascertaining the true financial position, including the level of the executives’ remuneration.

The Commission is also investigating whether public officials and others were involved in the falsification of a cabinet minute relating to a public private partnership proposal made by AWH intended to mislead the NSW Government Budget Cabinet Committee and obtain a benefit for AWH, and other related matters.

In Operation Spicer, the ICAC is investigating allegations that certain members of parliament and others corruptly solicited, received and concealed payments from various sources in return for certain members of parliament and others favouring the interests of those responsible for the payments. It is also alleged that certain members of parliament and others solicited and failed to disclose political donations from companies, including prohibited donors, contrary to the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981.

In both of these matters, the Commission is also investigating the circumstances in which false allegations of corruption were made against senior SWC executives.

As there are common elements to both operations Credo and Spicer, the evidence taken in each operation will be taken as evidence in both operations.

Operation Credo - Amended Scope and Purpose - 1 April 2014

Operation Spicer - Amended Scope and Purpose - 27 August 2014

Operation Spicer - Amended Scope and Purpose - 12 September 2014

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