Operation Barrow public notice

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is conducting an investigation into allegations that Councillor Jack Au of Auburn City Council accepted payments from a developer, Ms Shu Xian Liang, in return for providing assistance with her development application (DA) for a business in Auburn.

It is alleged that between September 2009 and February 2010, Councillor Au accepted a cash payment from Ms Liang to secure his assistance to expedite approval for a DA she had lodged for a restaurant/karaoke bar.

As part of its investigation, the ICAC will hold a public inquiry starting at 10:00 am on Tuesday 27 March 2012, at L21, 133 Castlereagh St., Sydney.

Persons claiming to be substantially and directly interested in this matter may seek leave to be represented at the inquiry, and are invited to contact Kanagasabai Vasan on (02) 8281-5999 to advise of their interest.

Members of the public with information relevant to the investigation are encouraged to provide it in writing at GPO Box 500, Sydney, NSW 2001, or by facsimile (02) 9264-5364. The ICAC will treat all information confidentially and has legislative powers to protect people who provide information to the Commission.

Roy Waldon
Solicitor to the Commission

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