Political donations – allegations concerning ALP NSW branch officials, Chinese Friends of Labor and others (Operation Aero)
The public inquiry in this matter is concluded. Transcripts and exhibits are available at the links below.
The ICAC is investigating whether, from January 2015, Australian Labor Party (ALP) NSW Branch officials, members of Chinese Friends of Labor, political donors and others have entered into, or carried out, a scheme to circumvent prohibitions or requirements under Part 6 of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 relating to political donations.
Operation Aero ruling on s 37(5) of the ICAC Act in realtion to the production of a mobile phone by a witness (pdf 111kb)
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.
The document uploaded on 9 September 2019 to the public website and described as Exhibit 218 has since been removed and the contents are subject to a non-publication order under section 112 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988.