NSW Department of Education and Training – allegations of corrupt conduct concerning former project manager (Operation Barcoo)
The ICAC investigated an allegation that David Johnson, while employed as a Project Manager with the then Department of Education and Training (the DET), between 1 March 2008 and 30 April 2009, engaged in corrupt conduct by improperly causing officers of the DET to appoint persons employed by or otherwise connected with Ogawie Pty Limited (Ogawie), a company operated by Mr Johnson, in order to benefit financially from those appointments.
Mr Johnson was also alleged to have engaged in corrupt conduct through falsely representing to officers of the DET that certain persons had provided services to the DET when, at Mr Johnson's direction, they had provided services to Ogawie, in order to benefit financially from the provision of those services, and by improperly causing officers of the DET to approve and pay for the provision of information technology services by Catalina IT (Catalina), an information technology company, in order to benefit financially from the payments to Catalina.
In its report on the investigation, made public on 18 January 2012, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Mr Johnson. The Commission is of the opinion that the advice of the director of public prosecution with respect to the prosecution of Mr Johnson for specified offences. The Commission has made seven corruption prevention recommendations to the now Department of Education and Communities to help the department address outstanding issues.
|Investigation into alleged fraud on the former NSW Department of Education and Communities (Operation Barcoo)(January 2012).pdf||View full report|
|Findings of corrupt conduct|
|Findings of corrupt conduct||View findings|
|Recommendations for prosecutions|
|Recommendations for prosecutions||View recommendations|
|Recommendations for disciplinary action|
|Recommendations for disciplinary action||View recommendations|
|Recommendations for corruption prevention|
|Recommendations for corruption prevention||View recommendations|
|View all transcripts associated with this investigation. The Commission makes every effort to post the daily transcripts of its public inquiries on its website by 8:00 pm each day when possible. If the Commission sits later than 4:00 pm, the daily transcripts, particularly the afternoon session, may not be available until the next working day.||View transcripts|
|Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets|
|Alleged fraud on the former NSW Department of Education and Training||View fact sheet|
|ICAC finds former Education Department IT contractor corrupt||View media release|
|Public inquiry||View public notice|