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ICAC public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning Auburn City councillor and developer

Monday 19 March 2012

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing on Tuesday 27 March 2012 as part of an investigation it is conducting into corruption allegations that an Auburn City councillor accepted payments from a developer 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 Jack Au accepted a cash payment from Ms Shu Xian Liang to secure his assistance to expedite approval for a DA she had lodged for a restaurant/karaoke bar.
The public inquiry will start at 10:00 am and will be held in the Commission's hearing room at Level 21, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. ICAC Assistant Commissioner, Ms Theresa Hamilton, will preside at the public inquiry, which is set down for two-to-three days.

Media contact:
ICAC's Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas (02) 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801