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Public inquiry into allegations concerning conduct of heavy vehicle assessments

Wednesday 2 October 2013

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing on Wednesday 16 October 2013 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning Christopher Binos, a former heavy vehicle competency-based assessor acting on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

It is alleged that between 2012 and 2013, Mr Binos solicited benefits from applicants for heavy vehicle licences, and conducted inappropriate or fraudulent heavy vehicle assessments.

It is also alleged that, since at least 2012, Mr Binos has been signing log books certifying applicants as competent to drive a heavy vehicle without the applicants completing the necessary assessments, in exchange for cash payments.

The public inquiry will be held in the Commission's hearing room on level 7, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, starting at 10:00 am on 16 October. It is set down for three days. ICAC Commissioner the Hon David Ipp AO QC will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr David McLure.

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