Roads and Maritime Services – allegations concerning conduct of heavy vehicle assessments (Operation Nickel)

The ICAC investigated allegations that Christopher Binos, a former heavy vehicle competency-based assessor acting on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), solicited benefits from applicants for heavy vehicle licences, and conducted fraudulent heavy vehicle assessments. It was also alleged that Mr Binos signed log books certifying applicants as competent to drive a heavy vehicle without the applicants completing the necessary assessments, in exchange for cash payments.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 24 January 2014, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Mr Binos, Alexander Daubney, Mark McDonagh, Peter Friend-Ngui, Shane Florio and Jacqueline Riley. The Commission is of the opinion that the advice of the director of public prosecution should be sought with respect to the prosecution of the above individuals for specified offences. The Commission has made one corruption prevention recommendation to the RMS.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into false certifications of heavy vehicle competency-based assessments by a Roads and Maritime Services accredited assessor (Operation Nickel)(Jan 2014) 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
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
False certifications of heavy vehicle competency-based assessments by a Roads and Maritime Services-accredited assessor View fact sheet
ICAC finds RMS-accredited heavy vehicle assessor corrupt View media release
Public notice View public notice
Public inquiry into allegations concerning conduct of heavy vehicle assessments View media release
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