NSW public sector – allegations concerning mining exploration licences (Operations Jasper and Acacia) and the provision of a motor vehicle to a former NSW government minister (Operation Indus)

The ICAC investigated, among other issues, the circumstances surrounding a decision made in 2008 by the then Minister for Primary Industries and Minister for Mineral Resources, the Hon Ian Macdonald MLC, to open a mining area in the Bylong Valley for coal exploration, including whether the decision was influenced by the Hon Edward Obeid MLC (Operation Jasper).

The ICAC also investigated the circumstances in which Moses Obeid provided the Hon Eric Roozendaal MLC with a motor vehicle in 2007 (Operation Indus).

The Commission also investigated, among other issues, the circumstances surrounding the issue of an invitation to Doyles Creek Pty Ltd to apply for, and allocation of, an exploration licence (Operation Acacia).

In its report on Operation Jasper, released on 31 July 2013, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Hon Edward Obeid MLC (Edward Obeid Sr), Moses Obeid, Travers Duncan, John McGuigan, John Atkinson, John Kinghorn and Richard Poole. The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Mr Macdonald, Edward Obeid Sr, Moses Obeid, Mr Duncan, Mr McGuigan, Mr Atkinson and Mr Poole for various offences.

In its report on Operation Indus, also released on 31 July 2013, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Moses Obeid. The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Moses Obeid, Paul Obeid, Rocco Triulcio and Rosario Triulcio for offences of providing false or misleading evidence to the ICAC. There are no corruption prevention recommendations in this report.

In its report on Operation Acacia, released on 30 August 2013, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Ian Macdonald, John Maitland, Craig Ransley, Andrew Poole and Michael Chester. The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Ian Macdonald, John Maitland, Craig Ransley and Andrew Poole for various offences.

In its corruption prevention report concerning Operations Jasper and Acacia, released on 30 October 2013, the Commission makes 26 recommendations to reduce opportunities and incentives for corruption in the state’s management of coal resources.

On 18 December 2013, the Commission released a separate report dealing with certain matters identified in the Parliamentary terms of reference for Operation Acacia and similar matters identified in the letter of 30 January 2013 from the Premier of NSW in relation to Operation Jasper. The Commission's recommendations in this report include that the NSW Government considers enacting legislation to cancel the coal exploration licences for Doyles Creek, Mount Penny and Glendon Brook.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Operations Jasper and Acacia – addressing outstanding questions View full report
Reducing the opportunities and incentives for corruption in the state’s management of coal resources (Oct 2013) View full report
Investigation into the conduct of Ian Macdonald, John Maitland and others (Operation Acacia)(August 2013) View full report
Investigation into the conduct of Moses Obeid, Eric Roozendaal and others (Indus)(July 2013) View full report
Investigation into the conduct of Ian Macdonald, Edward Obeid Senior, Moses Obeid and others (Jasper)(July 2013) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings of corrupt conduct View findings
Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
Recommendations for prosecutions View recommendations
Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
Recommendations for disciplinary action View recommendations
Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
Recommendations for corruption prevention View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
View all transcripts associated with this investigation View transcripts
Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
ICAC recommends the NSW Government cancels licences for Doyles Creek, Mount Penny and Glendon Brook View media release
Report on outstanding matters relating to Operations Acacia and Jasper to be furnished 18 December 2013 View media release
ICAC recommends tighter controls to minimise coal mining corruption View media release
Operations Jasper and Acacia corruption prevention report to be furnished 30 October 2013 View media release
Investigation into the conduct of Moses Obeid, Eric Roozendaal and others View fact sheet
Investigation into the conduct of Ian Macdonald, Edward Obeid Senior, Moses Obeid and others View fact sheet
Investigation into conduct of Ian Macdonald, John Maitland and others View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct in relation to Doyles Creek coal exploration licence View media release
Operation Acacia investigation report to be furnished 30 August 2013 View media release
ICAC finds corrupt conduct over Mount Penny tenement View media release
ICAC finds corrupt conduct in relation to benefit to former minister View media release
Operations Jarilo, Indus and Jasper investigation reports to be furnished 31 July 2013 View media release
MEDIA ALERT: Current and former NSW MPs to appear at Operation Jasper public inquiry segment over Edward Obeid Sr evidence View media release
Mr Edward Obeid Sr to be recalled to ICAC View media release
MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into circumstances surrounding issue of invitation to Doyles Creek Pty Ltd to apply for mining exploration licence View media release
MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into circumstances surrounding decision to open Bylong Valley mining area for coal exploration resumes 21 January View media release
MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into circumstances surrounding decision to open Bylong Valley mining area for coal exploration View media release
MEDIA ALERT: public inquiry into allegations concerning circumstances surrounding supply of motor vehicle to minister View media release
Directions hearings in relation to ICAC public inquiry concerning mining exploration licences and other matters View media release
Update to schedule for ICAC public inquiry concerning mining exploration licences and other matters View media release
Public inquiry View public notice
ICAC public inquiry into alleged corruption involving former ministers and MP in relation to mining exploration licences and other matters View media release
Exhibits Exhibits

Operation Acacia

Exhibit List 17 May 2013

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Operation Indus Exhibits

Operation Indus Exhibit I1 – Bundle of pages from Mr Fitzhenry's diary shown to Mr Fitzhenry

Exhibit 2 Mr Fitzhenry's notebook for the year 2006

Exhibit 4 Bundle of material shown to Mr Goodman

Exhibit 6  Bundle of documents shown to Mr Nguyen

Exhibit 7  Bundle of documents shown to Ms Nata Re

Exhibit 8 New vehicle delivery checklist

Exhibit 9  Document headed "Peter J Fitzhenry"

Exhibit 10 First bundle of documents shown to Amanda Roozendaal

Exhibit 11 Second bundle of documents shown to Amanda Roozendaal

Exhibit 12 Photocopies from Constable Singh's notebook and event recording car accident on 30/6/2007

Exhibit 13  Copy of pages from red book produced by Peter Warren Group

Exhibit 15 Original application for registration with Mrs Re's name on it and vehicle identification report

Exhibit 16 Schedule of calls between Eric Roozendaal and Moses Obeid

Exhibit 18 Video display of the relevant financial transactions

Exhibit 19 Bundle beginning with the code of conduct

Exhibit 20  Form 4 prepared for Honda CRV

Exhibit 22 Statement of Blake Hjorth dated 31 October 2012

Exhibit 23  Audio-visual display that Mr Whalebone referred to in his evidence

Operation Jasper

EXHIBIT LIST 7th March 2013

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Exhibit J 176 Letter 11 February 2013

Exhibit J 176 Letter 12 February 2013

Exhibit J 176 Letter 12 February 2013

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Witness Lists Jasper

Operations Jasper Acacia Indus public inquiry scope

Directions for Operations Jasper Acacia Indus public inquiry

Supplementary Directions for operation Jasper Acacia Indus public inquiry

Application for access to ICAC restricted website

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