University of New England – allegations concerning former chancellor (Operation Verdi)

The ICAC investigated allegations including that John Cassidy, the former chancellor of the University of New England (UNE), provided confidential and/or sensitive information, that he acquired in the course of his official functions as chancellor in connection with the sale of the Services UNE Limited-owned Tattersalls Hotel, to his business associate, Darrell Hendry, or otherwise made use of the information, for the benefit of himself and Mr Hendry.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 30 October 2014, the ICAC finds that former UNE chancellor John Cassidy engaged in corrupt conduct.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the conduct of John Cassidy, then chancellor of the UNE, in relation to the sale of the Tattersalls hotel (Op Verdi) (30 Oct 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
Investigation into the conduct of John Cassidy, the chancellor of the University of New England, in relation to the sale of the Tattersalls Hotel View fact sheet
ICAC finds former chancellor University of New England corrupt View media release
Operation Verdi report into allegations concerning the former UNE chancellor to be furnished 30 October 2014 View media release
MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former UNE chancellor starts Monday View media release
Public inquiry View public notice
ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former UNE chancellor View media release
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