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 corrupt conduct in $1-million scheme concerning Awabakal LALC land

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that four individuals, including two public officials, engaged in corrupt conduct through a dishonest scheme involving the purported false sale and/or development of properties owned by the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council (ALALC) that resulted in three of them deriving more than $1 million in benefits.

ICAC finds pork barrelling could be corrupt, recommends grant funding guidelines be subject to statutory regulation

The ICAC has found that pork barrelling could constitute corrupt conduct in certain circumstances, while recommending that any whole–of–government guidelines concerning grants funding be issued pursuant to a statutory regulation.

ICAC finds member for Drummoyne John Sidoti MP corrupt

The ICAC has found that Anthony (John) Sidoti MP engaged in serious corrupt conduct by using his official position, as a member of Parliament and the local member for Drummoyne, to try to improperly influence City of Canada Bay Liberal councillors to adopt and advance certain positions in relation to the Five Dock town centre that would benefit his family’s property interests in the area.

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.

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.

 

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Public notices

ICAC finds corrupt conduct in $1-million scheme concerning Awabakal LALC land

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that four individuals, including two public officials, engaged in corrupt conduct through a dishonest scheme involving the purported false sale and/or development of properties owned by the Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council (ALALC) that resulted in three of them deriving more than $1 million in benefits.

ICAC finds pork barrelling could be corrupt, recommends grant funding guidelines be subject to statutory regulation

The ICAC has found that pork barrelling could constitute corrupt conduct in certain circumstances, while recommending that any whole–of–government guidelines concerning grants funding be issued pursuant to a statutory regulation.

ICAC finds member for Drummoyne John Sidoti MP corrupt

The ICAC has found that Anthony (John) Sidoti MP engaged in serious corrupt conduct by using his official position, as a member of Parliament and the local member for Drummoyne, to try to improperly influence City of Canada Bay Liberal councillors to adopt and advance certain positions in relation to the Five Dock town centre that would benefit his family’s property interests in the area.

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.