Operation Calpurnia public notice

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Wednesday 27 January 2010

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will conduct a public inquiry for the purposes of an investigation it has conducted into allegations of corrupt conduct principally arising from:

  • an audio recording made by Mr Michael McGurk of a conversation in which a representation was made that a corrupt payment could be made to a senior public official with respect to a proposed development; and
  • ·various statements alleged to have been made by Mr Michael McGurk to various people relating to corrupt conduct by NSW public officials and others, including but not limited to, conduct in relation to the possible re-zoning of property at Badgerys Creek.

The general scope and purpose of the public inquiry is to:

(a) make public the results of the Commission's investigations to date of the allegations;

(b) obtain additional evidence to clarify some issues; and

(c) gather evidence relevant to the allegations being investigated for the purpose of determining whether any methods of work, practices or procedures should be changed or modified to reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of corrupt conduct.

The public inquiry will commence at 10:00 am on Monday 1 February 2010, 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 Patrick Broad on (02) 8281-5999 to advise of their interest.

Members of the public with information relevant to the investigation are encouraged to provide it to the ICAC by contacting Patrick Broad on (02) 8281 5999, or by sending written information by facsimile to (02) 9264-5364, before the commencement of the public inquiry. The ICAC will treat all information confidentially and has legislative powers to protect people who provide information to the Commission.

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