Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council - allegations concerning directors of the Board and others (Operation Skyline)

Year: 2018 Status: Current

The public inquiry being held as part of this investigation is adjourned to late February 2020.

The ICAC is investigating allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), including whether any public official, being a Awabakal LALC Board director, acted dishonestly and/or in breach of their duty as a Board member in relation to a scheme involving proposals from 2014 to 2016 for the sale and development of properties (“the Sale and Development Scheme”) owned by the land council.

The Commission is also investigating whether any Awabakal LALC Board director acted dishonestly and/or in breach of their duty as a Board member in purporting to retain, or retaining, Knightsbridge North Lawyers or anyone else to act for the land council in respect of the Sale and Development Scheme.

Further, the ICAC is investigating whether any Awabakal LALC Board director: acted dishonestly and/or in breach of their duty as a Board member by participating in, or aiding or assisting any person in relation to, the Sale and Development Scheme including dealings with Sunshine Property Investment Group Pty Ltd, Sunshine Warners Pty Ltd, Solstice Property Corporation Pty Ltd and Advantage Property Experts Syndications Pty Ltd and/or Advantage Property Syndications Ltd; and whether they received any financial or other benefits as a reward or payment for their involvement in, or for their assistance or services rendered in relation to, the Sale and Development Scheme or any connected matter.

The Commission is also examining whether any person or persons encouraged or induced any Awabakal LALC Board director to dishonestly or partially exercise any of their official functions in respect of the Sale and Development Scheme and any other land council property, or otherwise engaged in conduct connected with corrupt conduct within the meaning of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988.

Operation Skyline Ruling on Application to discontinue pursuant to s 20(3) of the ICAC Act

Operation Skyline Ruling on Bias and Denial of Procedural Fairness application

Annexure to Operation Skyline Ruling on Bias and Denial of Procedural Fairness application

Operation Skyline - opening address

Operation Skyline - opening address - documents

Media Releases

MEDIA ALERT: Operation Skyline public inquiry to continue from Monday 25 November

22 Nov 2019

The ICAC'S Operation Skyline public inquiry into allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council will continue next week from Monday 25 November 2019 at 10:00 am for up to one week.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry to resume Wednesday 17 July 2019

16 Jul 2019

The ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry into allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council will resume tomorrow, Wednesday 17 July 2019, at 10:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry to resume from Monday 6 May 2019

3 May 2019

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Skyline public inquiry into allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council will resume next week from Monday 6 May 2019 at 10:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry directions hearing 29 April 2019

26 Apr 2019

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a short directions hearing in relation to the further progress of the Operation Skyline investigation on Monday 29 April 2019 at 1:30 pm.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry to reconvene 17 April

16 Apr 2019

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Operation Skyline public inquiry will reconvene at 1:45 pm tomorrow (Wednesday, 17 April 2019) for the Chief Commissioner the Hon Peter Hall QC to deliver his reasons in relation to two applications.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry to resume from Monday 18 March 2019

15 Mar 2019

The Operation Skyline public inquiry into allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council will resume next week from Monday 18 March 2019 at 10:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry directions hearing

6 Feb 2019

The ICAC will hold a short directions hearing in relation to the further progress of the Operation Skyline investigation on Friday 8 February 2019 at 10:00 am.

ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry

16 Nov 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Skyline public inquiry will not proceed in the fortnight commencing 19 November 2018. The Commission will hold a short directions hearing in relation to the further progress of the Operation Skyline investigation on Monday 19 November 2018 at 10:00 am.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry to continue from 17 September

14 Sep 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Skyline public inquiry into allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council will continue next week from Monday 17 September 2018 at 10:00 am for two weeks.

MEDIA ALERT: ICAC Operation Skyline public inquiry to resume on 6 August

3 Aug 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Skyline public inquiry into allegations concerning the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council will resume on Monday 6 August 2018 at 10:00 am for approximately two weeks.

Witness Transcripts

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.

 

Filename Date pp. Time
26-11-2019 Transcript 26/11/19 03786-03806 10.00am to 11.38am
25-11-2019 Transcript 25/11/19 03779-03785 10.00am to 10.43am
20-11-2019 Transcript 20/11/19 03767-03778 10.00am to 11.00am
02-10-2019 Transcript 02/10/19 03761-03766 9.30am to 9.50am
17-07-2019 Transcript 17/07/19 03751-03756 10.30am to 10.52am
03738-03750 from 11.00am to 11.38am.pdf 14/05/19 03738-03750 11:00am to 11:38am
03704-03737 from 10.15am to 12.16pm 13/05/19 03704-03737 10.15am to 12.16pm
03657-03703 from 10.00am to 12.57pm 10/05/19 03657-03703 10.00am to 12.57pm
03600-03656 from 2.00pm to 4.06pm 09/05/19 03600-03656 2.00pm to 4.06pm
03541-03599 from 10.00am to 12.59pm 09/05/19 03541-03599 10.00am to 12.59pm
03499-03540 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm 08/05/19 03499-03540 2.00pm to 4.00pm
03439-03498 from 10.15am to 1.02pm 08/05/19 03439-03498 10.15am to 1.02pm
03391-03438 from 2.00pm to 4.07pm 07/05/19 03391-03438 2.00pm to 4.07pm
03338-03390 from 10.00am to 12.56pm 07/05/19 03338-03390 10.00am to 12.56pm
03303-03337 from 2.00pm to 3.31pm 06/05/19 03303-03337 2.00pm to 3.31pm
03240-03302 from 10.30am to 1.06pm 06/05/19 03240-03302 10.30am to 1.06pm
03236-03239 from 1.55pm to 2.02pm 29/04/19 03236-03239 1.55pm to 2.02pm
03227-03235 from 1.45pm to 2.14pm 17/04/19 03227-03235 1.45pm to 2.14pm
03225-03226 from 10.30am to 10.45am 20/03/19 03225-03226 10.30am to 10.45am
03216-03224 from 11.00am to 11.50am 19/03/19 03216-03224 11.00am to 11.50am
03212-03215 from 10.45am to 12.39pm 18/03/19 03212-03215 10.45am to 12.39pm
03197-03211 from 10.00am to 10.36am 08/02/19 03197-03211 10.00am to 10.36am
19-11-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 03194-03196 from 10.00am to 10.13am 19/11/18 03194-03196 10.00am to 10.13am
21-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 03160-03193 from 10.00am to 11.25am.pdf 21/09/18 03160-03193 10.00am to 11.25am
20-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 03053-03112 from 10.00am to 12.57pm.pdf 20/09/18 03053-03112 10.00am to 12.57pm
20-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 03113-03159 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 20/09/18 03113-03159 2.00pm to 4.00pm
19-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02952-03005 from 10.00am to 12.45pm.pdf 19/09/18 02952-03005 10.00am to 12.45pm
19-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 03006-03052 from 2.15pm to 4.12pm.pdf 19/09/18 03006-03052 2.15pm to 4.12pm
18-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02838-02906 from 10.00am to 1.05pm.pdf 18/09/18 02838-02906 10.00am to 1.05pm
18-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02907-02951 from 2.00pm to 4.07pm.pdf 18/09/18 02907-02951 2.00pm to 4.07pm
17-09-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02824-02837 from 10.30am to 12.51pm.pdf 17/09/18 02824-02837 10.30am to 12.51pm
17-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02711-02778 from 9.30am to 1.00pm.pdf 17/08/18 02711-02778 9.30am to 1.00pm
17-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02779-02823 from 2.00pm to 4.01pm.pdf 17/08/18 02779-02823 2.00pm to 4.01pm
16-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02628-02672 from 10.30am to 1.00pm.pdf 16/08/18 02628-02672 10.30am to 1.00pm
16-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02673-02710 from 2.00pm to 3.45pm.pdf 16/08/18 02673-02710 2.00pm to 3.45pm
15-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02534-02581 from 10.15am to 12.56pm.pdf 15/08/18 02534-02581 10.15am to 12.56pm
15-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02582-02627 from 2.00pm to 4.32pm.pdf 15/08/18 02582-02627 2.00pm to 4.32pm
14-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02443-02494 from 10.00am to 1.01pm.pdf 14/08/18 02443-02494 10.00am to 1.01pm
14-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02495-02533 from 2.00pm to 4.02pm.pdf 14/08/18 02495-02533 2.00pm to 4.02pm
13-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02341-02397 from 10.00am to 1.01pm.pdf 13/08/18 02341-02397 10.00am to 1.01pm
13-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02398-02442 from 2.00pm to 4.11pm.pdf 13/08/18 02398-02442 2.00pm to 4.11pm
10-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02238-02293 from 10.00am to 12.59pm.pdf 10/08/18 02238-02293 10.00am to 12.59pm
10-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02294-02340 from 2.00pm to 4.09pm.pdf 10/08/18 02294-02340 2.00pm to 4.09pm
09-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02179-02182 from 10.00am to 10.30am.pdf 09/08/18 02179-02182 10.00am to 10.30am
09-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02183-02237 from 2.00pm to 4.19pm.pdf 09/08/18 02183-02237 2.00pm to 4.19pm
07-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02059-02117 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.pdf 07/08/18 02059-02117 10.00am to 1.00pm
07-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02118-02178 from 2.00pm to 5.13pm.pdf 07/08/18 02118-02178 2.00pm to 5.13pm
06-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01954-02005 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.pdf 06/08/18 01954-02005 10.00am to 1.00pm
06-08-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 02006-02058 from 2.00pm to 3.59pm.pdf 06/08/18 02006-02058 2.00pm to 3.59pm
20-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01871-01904 from 10.08am to 12.03pm.pdf 20/07/18 01871-01904 10.08am to 12.03pm
20-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01905-01953 from 2.02pm to 3.51pm.pdf 20/07/18 01905-01953 2.02pm to 3.51pm
19-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01800-01833 from 10.18am to 11.39am.pdf 19/07/18 01800-01833 10.18am to 11.39am
19-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01834-01870 from 2.37pm to 4.14pm.pdf 19/07/18 01834-01870 2.37pm to 4.14pm
18-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01685-01747 from 10.05am to 1.02pm.pdf 18/07/18 01685-01747 10.05am to 1.02pm
18-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01748-01799 from 2.05pm to 4.25pm.pdf 18/07/18 01748-01799 2.05pm to 4.25pm
17-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01574-01631 from 10.05am to 12.56pm.pdf 17/07/18 01574-01631 10.05am to 12.56pm
17-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01632-01684 from 2.00 pm to 4.01pm - Amended.pdf 17/07/18 01632-01684 2.00 pm to 4.01pm
16-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01477-01527 from 10.26am to 12.55pm - Amended.pdf 16/07/18 01477-01527 10.26am to 12.55pm
16-07-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01528-01573 from 2.05pm to 3.57pm.pdf 16/07/18 01528-01573 2.05pm to 3.57pm
16-05-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01452-01472 from 10.15am to 12.09pm.pdf 16/05/18 01452-01472 10.15am to 12.09pm
15-05-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01365-01404 from 11.00am to 12.53pm.pdf 15/05/18 01365-01404 11.00am to 12.53pm
15-05-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01405-01451 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 15/05/18 01405-01451 2.00pm to 4.00pm
14-05-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01277-01335 from 10.00am to 12.55pm.pdf 14/05/18 01277-01335 10.00am to 12.55pm
14-05-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01336-01364 from 2.00pm to 3.27pm.pdf 14/05/18 01336-01364 2.00pm to 3.27pm
13-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01136-01196 from 10.00am to 1.02pm.pdf 13/04/18 01136-01196 10.00am to 1.02pm
13-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01197-001276 from 2.00pm to 4.56pm.pdf 13/04/18 01197-001276 2.00pm to 4.56pm
12-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 001054-01107 from 10.00am to 12.58pm.pdf 12/04/18 001054-01107 10.00am to 12.58pm
12-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01108-01135 from 2.00pm to 3.15pm.pdf 12/04/18 01108-01135 2.00pm to 3.15pm
11-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00949-01004 from 10.15am to 12.57pm.pdf 11/04/18 00949-01004 10.15am to 12.57pm
11-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 01005-01053 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 11/04/18 01005-01053 2.00pm to 4.00pm
10-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00865-00920 from 10.15am to 1.19pm 2.pdf 10/04/18 00865-00920 10.15am to 1.19pm
10-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00921-00948 from 2.00pm to 3.06pm.pdf 10/04/18 00921-00948 2.00pm to 3.06pm
09-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00754-00822 from 10.00am to 12.59pm.pdf 09/04/18 00754-00822 10.00am to 12.59pm
09-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00823-00864 from 2.00pm to 3.51pm.pdf 09/04/18 00823-00864 2.00pm to 3.51pm
06-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00646-00702 from 9.45am to 12.58pm - Copy.pdf 06/04/18 00646-00702 9.45am to 12.58pm
06-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00703-00753 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 06/04/18 00703-00753 2.00pm to 4.00pm
05-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00528-00588 from 10.00am to 12.59pm.pdf 05/04/18 00528-00588 10.00am to 12.59pm
05-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00589-00645 from 2.00pm to 4.14pm.pdf 05/04/18 00589-00645 2.00pm to 4.14pm
04-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00417-00470 from 10.15am to 12.58pm.pdf 04/04/18 00417-00470 10.15am to 12.58pm
04-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00471-00527 from 2.00pm to 4.02pm.pdf 04/04/18 00471-00527 2.00pm to 4.02pm
03-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00311-00370 from 10.00am to 12.58pm.pdf 03/04/18 00311-00370 10.00am to 12.58pm
03-04-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00371-00416 from 2.00pm to 4.01pm.pdf 03/04/18 00371-00416 2.00pm to 4.01pm
29-03-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00202-00268 from 9.30am to 1.05pm.pdf 29/03/18 00202-00268 9.30am to 1.05pm
29-03-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00269-00310 from 2.08pm to 3.49pm.pdf 29/03/18 00269-00310 2.08pm to 3.49pm
28-03-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 00096-00157 from 10.00am to 1.03pm.PDF 28/03/18 00096-00157 10.00am to 1.03pm
28-03-2018 Operation Skyline transcript pp. 000158-00201 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 28/03/18 000158-00201 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Operation Skyline Transcript_day 1_morning_27032018.pdf 27/03/18 00001-00049 10:00am to 1:00pm
27-03-2018 Operation SKYLINE transcript pp. 00050-00095 from 2.00pm to 4.05pm.pdf 27/03/18 00050-00095 2.00pm to 4.05pm
Exhibits
Skyline Exhibit List (PDF)

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