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Past investigations

All past ICAC investigations which have been publicly reported are summarised below.

Investigations reported in the past 10 years

For all ICAC investigations publicly reported in the past 10 years, the ICAC’s report or reports on the investigation are available online by clicking on the investigation title and following the links. Where available, other public material related to the investigation, such as transcripts of public inquiry proceedings, media releases and fact sheets, ICAC recommendations and investigation outcomes, is also provided.

Investigations reported more than 10 years ago

For all ICAC investigations publicly reported more than 10 years ago, only a summary of the investigation is available online. To obtain the ICAC’s report or reports on these investigations, go to the relevant investigation summary and click on the "Request the report" link.

1 Aug 2022

Investigation into pork barrelling (Operation Jersey)

The Commission commenced an investigation in May 2020 into the NSW Government’s Stronger Community’s Fund. Following an inquiry by the NSW Legislative Council’s Public Accountability Committee, a performance audit by the NSW Auditor-General, an assessment by the State Archives and Records Authority and a review into grants administration in NSW (led by the Department of Premier and Cabinet in partnership with the NSW Productivity Commissioner), the Commission revised its investigation scope. It ...

20 Jul 2022

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

The ICAC investigated 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 ...

20 May 2022

Roads and Maritime Services – allegations concerning employees’ awarding of contracts (Operation Ember)

The ICAC investigated whether, between July 2015 and February 2019, RMS employees Samer Soliman and Jainesh (Jai) Singh partially and dishonestly exercised their official functions in relation to the awarding of contracts to Novation Engineering Pty Ltd and AZH Consulting Pty Ltd.

28 Feb 2022

Political donations – allegations concerning ALP NSW branch officials, Chinese Friends of Labor and others (Operation Aero)

The ICAC investigated whether, from January 2015, Australian Labor Party (ALP) NSW Branch officials, members of Chinese Friends of Labor, political donors and others had 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.

19 Oct 2021

TAFE NSW - investigation into the sourcing of software systems for the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE (Operation Lancer)

The ICAC investigated allegations that the then manager of finance and administration services at the Western Sydney Institute of TAFE (WSI TAFE), Hasan Mamun, and the then manager of budget performance at WSI TAFE, Samuil Kabir, engineered the sourcing of software systems from Oscillosoft Pty Ltd in return for payments from Oscillosoft as an inducement or reward for exercising their public official functions to show favour to that company.

22 Jun 2021

Lobbying and the NSW public sector - the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW (Operation Eclipse)

The ICAC conducted an investigation into the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW, which examined whether enhancements to the Lobbying of Government Officials Act 2011 (the LOGO Act) might be required, as well as the broader approach to addressing risks associated with lobbying and influencing practices.

11 May 2021

Service NSW - investigation into the conduct of a Service NSW officer (Operation Mistral)

The ICAC investigated whether a Service NSW officer, Diana Benyamin, agreed to dishonestly and partially exercise her official functions by agreeing to alter records held by Service NSW in exchange for a benefit.

22 Mar 2021

Canterbury City Council - allegations concerning former councillors and other public officials (Operation Dasha)

The ICAC investigated allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council, including whether, between 2013 and 2016, public officials including former councillors Michael Hawatt and Pierre Azzi, the former general manager, Jim Montague, and the former director of city planning, Spiro Stavis, dishonestly and/or partially exercised their official functions in relation to planning proposals and/or applications under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 concerning properties in t ...

27 Nov 2020

NSW Government - allegations concerning management of water in NSW and systemic non-compliance with the Water Management Act 2000 (Operations Avon and Mezzo)

The ICAC conducted two related investigations into complaints about water management in NSW: Operation Avon and Operation Mezzo.

27 Aug 2020

NSW Department of Family and Community Services - allegations concerning a headlease coordinator (Operation Cygnet)

The ICAC investigated an allegation that Chanse Baynham, while employed as a headlease coordinator at the then NSW Department of Family and Community Services, between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017, awarded work to his own company to gain a financial benefit.