University of Sydney - allegations concerning contract security suppliers (Operation Gerda)

Year: 2019 Status: Current

The public inquiry held as part of this investigation has concluded. Transcripts and exhibits are available at the links below.

The ICAC is investigating whether, since January 2009, staff from Sydney Night Patrol & Inquiry Co (SNP Security) and/or its subcontractor, S International Group Pty Ltd (SIG), have dishonestly obtained a financial benefit from the University of Sydney while providing contracted security services to the University by creating false entries on daily time sheets and submitting these for payment to the University.

The ICAC is also investigating whether any University of Sydney employee dishonestly obtained a financial benefit from, or acted partially in, exercising their public official functions for the benefit of SNP Security and/or SIG and/or any of their employees.

The Commission is also examining whether SNP Security, SIG and/or any of their employees engaged in conduct that, or could have, adversely affected the exercise of official functions by the University and/or any of its employees, and which could have involved bribery and/or fraud.

Further, the ICAC is examining whether any employee of the University, SNP Security and/or SIG engaged in conduct that impaired, or could impair, public confidence in public administration because it involved dishonestly obtaining, assisting in obtaining or dishonestly benefiting from, the payment or application of public funds for private advantage.

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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
01258-01311 from 09.30am to 12.37pm.pdf 28/02/19 01258-01311 09.30am to 12.37pm
01146-01212 from 09.30am to 1.04pm.pdf 27/02/19 01146-01212 09.30am to 1.04pm
01213-01257 from 2.00pm to 4.03pm.pdf 27/02/19 01213-01257 2.00pm to 4.03pm
001053-01102 from 10.00am to 1.02pm.pdf 26/02/19 001053-01102 10.00am to 1.02pm
01103-01145 from 2.00pm to 3.57pm.pdf 26/02/19 01103-01145 2.00pm to 3.57pm
00960-01022 from 09.30am to 1.01pm.pdf 25/02/19 00960-01022 09.30am to 1.01pm
01023-02052 from 2.00pm to 3.28pm.pdf 25/02/19 01023-02052 2.00pm to 3.28pm
00910-00959 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 22/02/19 00910-00959 2.00pm to 4.00pm
00851-00909 from 09.30am to 12.59pm.pdf 22/02/19 00851-00909 09.30am to 12.59pm
00747-00809 from 09.30am to 1.01pm.pdf 21/02/19 00747-00809 09.30am to 1.01pm
00810-00850 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.pdf 21/02/19 00810-00850 2.00pm to 4.00pm
00631-00706 from 09.30am to 1.04pm.pdf 20/02/19 00631-00706 09.30am to 1.04pm
00707-00746 from 2.00pm to 3.59pm.pdf 20/02/19 00707-00746 2.00pm to 3.59pm
00514-00582 from 09.30am to 1.06pm.pdf 19/02/19 00514-00582 09.30am to 1.06pm
00583-00630 from 2.00pm to 4.16pm.pdf 19/02/19 00583-00630 2.00pm to 4.16pm
00415-00468 from 10.00am to 1.07pm.pdf 18/02/19 00415-00468 10.00am to 1.07pm
00469-00513 from 2.00pm to 4.02pm.pdf 18/02/19 00469-00513 2.00pm to 4.02pm
00335-00379 from 10.00am to 1.01pm.pdf 15/02/19 00335-00379 10.00am to 1.01pm
00380-00414 from 2.00pm to 3.58pm.pdf 15/02/19 00380-00414 2.00pm to 3.58pm
00245-00289 from 10.00am to 1.02pm.pdf 14/02/19 00245-00289 10.00am to 1.02pm
00290-00334 from 2.00pm to 4.10pm.pdf 14/02/19 00290-00334 2.00pm to 4.10pm
00172-00209 from 10.00am to 1.06pm.pdf 13/02/19 00172-00209 10.00am to 1.06pm
00210-00244 from 2.00pm to 4.01pm.pdf 13/02/19 00210-00244 2.00pm to 4.01pm
00083-00127 from 10.00am to 12.55pm.pdf 12/02/19 00083-00127 10.00am to 12.55pm
00128-00171 from 2.15pm to 4.05pm.pdf 12/02/19 00128-00171 2.15pm to 4.05pm
00050-00082 from 2.00pm to 4.01pm.pdf 11/02/19 00050-00082 2.00pm to 4.01pm
00001-00049 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.pdf 11/02/19 00001-00049 10.00am to 1.00pm

Gerda Exhibit List (PDF)

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