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 former Georges River and Hurstville City Councillors and others starts Tuesday

The ICAC's Operation Galley public inquiry concerning the conduct of former Georges River Council (GRC) and Hurstville City Council (HCC) Councillors, Constantine Hindi and Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati, then HCC Councillor Philip Sansom, and others, will start next Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 10:00 am.

ICAC to hold forum on pork barrelling

The ICAC will hold a forum on Friday 3 June 2022 to examine the practice of pork barrelling, including whether it is lawful and ethical, and whether it could constitute corrupt conduct under the ICAC Act.

Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Georges River and Hurstville City Councillors, and others

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting Tuesday 14 June 2022 as part of an investigation it is conducting concerning the conduct of former Georges River Council (GRC) and Hurstville City Council (HCC) Councillors, Constantine Hindi and Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati, and then HCC Councillor Philip Sansom (Operation Galley).

ICAC finds former RMS manager corrupt for awarding over $12.2 million in work to benefit friends and himself

The ICAC has found that a former manager of the then-Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) engaged in serious corrupt conduct through the awarding of over $12.2 million in work to two companies owned by his friends and manipulating processes to favour and benefit those businesses and himself.

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning City of Canada Bay Mayor and others starts Tuesday

The NSW ICAC Operation Tolosa public inquiry concerning the conduct of City of Canada Bay Mayor, Councillor Angelo Tsirekas, and others will start next Tuesday, 26 April 2022 at 10:00 am.

Witness

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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.

 

Exhibits Public notices

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Georges River and Hurstville City Councillors and others starts Tuesday

The ICAC's Operation Galley public inquiry concerning the conduct of former Georges River Council (GRC) and Hurstville City Council (HCC) Councillors, Constantine Hindi and Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati, then HCC Councillor Philip Sansom, and others, will start next Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 10:00 am.

ICAC to hold forum on pork barrelling

The ICAC will hold a forum on Friday 3 June 2022 to examine the practice of pork barrelling, including whether it is lawful and ethical, and whether it could constitute corrupt conduct under the ICAC Act.

Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Georges River and Hurstville City Councillors, and others

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting Tuesday 14 June 2022 as part of an investigation it is conducting concerning the conduct of former Georges River Council (GRC) and Hurstville City Council (HCC) Councillors, Constantine Hindi and Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati, and then HCC Councillor Philip Sansom (Operation Galley).

ICAC finds former RMS manager corrupt for awarding over $12.2 million in work to benefit friends and himself

The ICAC has found that a former manager of the then-Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) engaged in serious corrupt conduct through the awarding of over $12.2 million in work to two companies owned by his friends and manipulating processes to favour and benefit those businesses and himself.

MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning City of Canada Bay Mayor and others starts Tuesday

The NSW ICAC Operation Tolosa public inquiry concerning the conduct of City of Canada Bay Mayor, Councillor Angelo Tsirekas, and others will start next Tuesday, 26 April 2022 at 10:00 am.

Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning City of Canada Bay Mayor and others

The NSW ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting Tuesday 26 April 2022 as part of an investigation it is conducting concerning the conduct of City of Canada Bay Mayor, Councillor Angelo Tsirekas, and others (Operation Tolosa).

Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees resumes 21 March

The NSW ICAC's Operation Paragon public inquiry concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn will resume Monday 21 March 2022 at 10:00 am.

ICAC finds former MLC Ernest Wong corrupt, Huang Xiangmo true source of $100,000 cash donation to NSW Labor & Country Labor

The NSW ICAC has found that former NSW MLC Ernest Wong engaged in serious corrupt conduct by misusing the privileges to which he was entitled as a member of the Legislative Council in relation to a scheme to circumvent electoral funding laws and by attempting to procure a witness to give false testimony.

2022 media releases

ICAC media releases published in 2022.

NSW ICAC MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees resumes Monday

The NSW ICAC's Operation Paragon public inquiry into concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn will resume next Monday, 6 December 2021 at 10:00 am.