NSW State Member for Drummoyne – allegations concerning improper influence and breach of public trust (Operation Witney)

Year: 2021 Status: Current

The ICAC is investigating allegations that, between 26 March 2011 and 6 February 2018, the State Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti MP, improperly influenced another person, or persons, to dishonestly or partially exercise any of their official functions in respect of: advancing amendments to development controls affecting land between Second Avenue and Barnstaple Road on Waterview Street, Five Dock; and/or any rezoning of the land and/or any proposals to develop the land situated at 120, 122 and 124 Great North Road, Five Dock, and 2 Second Avenue, Five Dock.

The Commission is also examining whether, between 30 June 2011 and 30 June 2019, Mr Sidoti engaged in a breach of public trust by failing to make a number of pecuniary interest disclosures contrary to his obligations to do so under the Constitution (Disclosures by Members) Regulation 1983, the NSW Parliament Code of Conduct for Members and the Ministerial Code of Conduct.

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Filename Size KB Date pp. Time
13-04-2021 transcript 334 13/04/21 00783-00835 2.15pm to 4.26pm
13-04-2021 transcript 332 13/04/21 00729-00782 10.04am to 1.14pm
12-04-2021 transcript 261 12/04/21 00692-00728 2.05pm to 4.00pm
12-04-2021 transcript 201 12/04/21 00639-00691 10.04am to 1.03pm
09-04-2021 transcript 209 09/04/21 00592-00638 10.22am to 1.04pm
08-04-2021 transcript 192 08/04/21 00553-00591 2.00pm to 4.01pm
08-04-2021 transcript 229 08/04/21 00505-00552 10.00am to 1.00pm
07-04-2021 transcript 163 07/04/21 00465-00504 2.07pm to 4.11pm
07-04-2021 transcript 191 07/04/21 00411-00454 10:00am to 1.05pm
06-04-2021 transcript 284 06/04/21 00369-00410 2.00pm to 3.57pm
06-04-2021 transcript 218 06/04/21 00313-00368 10.00am to 1.06pm
01-04-2021 transcript 294 01/04/21 00271-00312 2.00pm to 4.06pm
01-04-2021 transcript 303 01/04/21 00225-00270 10.00am to 1.04pm
31-03-2021 transcript 274 31/03/21 00185-00224 2.00pm to 4.04pm
31-03-2021 transcript 295 31/03/21 00150-00184 10.30am to 12.56pm
30-03-2021 transcript 264 30/03/21 00114-00149 2.10pm to 4.10pm
30-03-2021 transcript 166 30/03/21 00070-00113 10.00am to 1.03pm
29-03-2021 transcript 148 29/03/21 00034-00069 2.05pm to 4.03pm
29-03-2021 transcript 134 29/03/21 00001-00033 10.30am to 01.02pm
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