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

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning Canterbury-Bankstown Council employee, contractor and others starts Monday

The NSW ICAC Operation Mantis public inquiry into allegations concerning former Canterbury-Bankstown Council (“council”) employee Benjamin Webb, former council contractor Pietro Cossu and others will start next Monday, 3 June 2024 at 10:00 am.

ICAC to hold public inquiry into allegations concerning Canterbury-Bankstown Council employee, contractor and others

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting on Monday 3 June 2024 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning former Canterbury-Bankstown Council (“council”) employee Benjamin Webb, former council contractor Pietro Cossu and others (Operation Mantis).

ICAC rural and regional outreach program to visit Riverina

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ICAC finds former Inner West Council and Transport for NSW employees and contractors corrupt

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Statement regarding Mr Timothy Crakanthorp MP

The NSW ICAC conducted a preliminary investigation into information referred to it by The Cabinet Office concerning whether the then minister for the Hunter, Mr Timothy Crakanthorp MP, had failed to declare a conflict of interest.

Witness

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Transcripts

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Exhibits Public notices

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning Canterbury-Bankstown Council employee, contractor and others starts Monday

The NSW ICAC Operation Mantis public inquiry into allegations concerning former Canterbury-Bankstown Council (“council”) employee Benjamin Webb, former council contractor Pietro Cossu and others will start next Monday, 3 June 2024 at 10:00 am.

ICAC to hold public inquiry into allegations concerning Canterbury-Bankstown Council employee, contractor and others

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting on Monday 3 June 2024 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning former Canterbury-Bankstown Council (“council”) employee Benjamin Webb, former council contractor Pietro Cossu and others (Operation Mantis).

ICAC rural and regional outreach program to visit Riverina

The NSW ICAC will visit the Riverina region next week as part of its rural and regional outreach program to share anti-corruption initiatives and training across the state.

ICAC finds former Inner West Council and Transport for NSW employees and contractors corrupt

The NSW ICAC has found that a former Inner West Council (IWC) senior project engineer, Tony Nguyen, was able to engage in corrupt conduct that resulted in contracts at times totalling more than $1 million being awarded to businesses with which he had undisclosed associations.

Statement regarding Mr Timothy Crakanthorp MP

The NSW ICAC conducted a preliminary investigation into information referred to it by The Cabinet Office concerning whether the then minister for the Hunter, Mr Timothy Crakanthorp MP, had failed to declare a conflict of interest.

Statement regarding allegations concerning Ms Katie Joyner

The NSW ICAC has released a statement regarding allegations it received concerning Ms Katie Joyner.

ICAC heads to the Hunter as rural and regional outreach program returns

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