Sydney Local Health District – allegations concerning consultants engaged at the Yaralla Estate (Operation Yaralla)

Year: 2014 Status: Completed

This investigation came about as a result of a resolution passed by both Houses of Parliament to refer certain matters to the NSW ICAC. Section 73 of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 provides that it is the duty of the Commission to fully investigate a matter so referred.

The ICAC investigation related to two companies - Blue Visions Management Pty Ltd and Conrad Consulting and Capital Pty Ltd - with whom the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) had commercial dealings relating to Yaralla Estate matters.

With regard to Blue Visions Management Pty Ltd, the referral made to the Commission noted concerns expressed about relationships (although no specific persons were named) between that company and certain members of the Liberal Party.

With regard to Conrad Consulting and Capital Pty Ltd, the referral noted concerns relating to the payment of funds made by SLHD to the company for what was described as “limited communication advice” and relating to the company’s relationships with certain members of the Liberal Party. No specific persons were named in the referral.

The Commission’s investigation did not disclose any evidence of corrupt conduct and there were no corruption prevention issues identified in the Commission’s investigation. The report in this matter was released on 13 October 2014.

 

Media Releases

ICAC finds Service NSW officer corrupt over improper access of restricted database information and other conduct

The ICAC has found Service NSW customer service officer Diana Benyamin engaged in serious corrupt conduct by agreeing to alter records held by the agency in exchange for a benefit.

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees starts Monday

The NSW ICAC's Operation Paragon public inquiry into concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn will start next Monday, 10 May 2021 at 10:00 am.

Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting Monday 10 May 2021 as part of an investigation it is conducting concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn (Operation Paragon).

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into allegations concerning John Sidoti MP starts Monday

The ICAC's Operation Witney public inquiry into allegations concerning the State Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti MP, will start next Monday, 29 March 2021 at 10:00 am.

ICAC finds former Canterbury City Council councillors and senior staff corrupt, recommends tighter planning safeguards in NSW

The ICAC has found former Canterbury City Council councillors Michael Hawatt and Pierre Azzi, and then director of city planning Spiro Stavis, engaged in serious corrupt conduct by dishonestly and partially exercising their official functions through misusing their positions in relation to planning proposals and applications at the Council.

Witness

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Transcripts

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Exhibits Public notices

ICAC finds Service NSW officer corrupt over improper access of restricted database information and other conduct

The ICAC has found Service NSW customer service officer Diana Benyamin engaged in serious corrupt conduct by agreeing to alter records held by the agency in exchange for a benefit.

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees starts Monday

The NSW ICAC's Operation Paragon public inquiry into concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn will start next Monday, 10 May 2021 at 10:00 am.

Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting Monday 10 May 2021 as part of an investigation it is conducting concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn (Operation Paragon).

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into allegations concerning John Sidoti MP starts Monday

The ICAC's Operation Witney public inquiry into allegations concerning the State Member for Drummoyne, John Sidoti MP, will start next Monday, 29 March 2021 at 10:00 am.

ICAC finds former Canterbury City Council councillors and senior staff corrupt, recommends tighter planning safeguards in NSW

The ICAC has found former Canterbury City Council councillors Michael Hawatt and Pierre Azzi, and then director of city planning Spiro Stavis, engaged in serious corrupt conduct by dishonestly and partially exercising their official functions through misusing their positions in relation to planning proposals and applications at the Council.

Operation Dasha investigation report to be furnished 22 March 2021

The ICAC will furnish its Operation Dasha investigation report, concerning the former Canterbury City Council, to the President of the Legislative Council on Monday 22 March 2021.

Public inquiry into allegations concerning the Hon John Sidoti MP

The ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting Monday 29 March 2021 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning the State Member for Drummoyne, the Hon John Sidoti MP (Operation Witney).

2021 media releases

ICAC media releases published in 2021.

ICAC recommends changes to government water management in NSW after years of focus on irrigation industry interests

The NSW ICAC has made 15 recommendations to the NSW Government to improve the management of the state’s water resources, after the undermining of the governing legislation’s priorities over the past decade by the responsible department’s repeated tendency to adopt an approach that was unduly focused on the interests of the irrigation industry.

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into allegations concerning former MP Daryl Maguire starts Monday

The NSW ICAC's Operation Keppel public inquiry into allegations concerning the former NSW Member of Parliament for Wagga Wagga, Mr Daryl Maguire, will start next Monday, 21 September 2020 at 10:00 am.