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ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former university IT manager starts Monday

Friday 13 February 2015

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)'s public inquiry being held as part of its Operation Misto investigation into allegations concerning former university information technology (IT) manager Brett Roberts will commence next Monday, 16 February 2015, at 10:00 am.

The Commission is investigating allegations that Mr Roberts corruptly obtained benefits by issuing false invoices to the University of Newcastle, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University, when he held IT management positions at each of the universities between 2005 and 2013.

The public inquiry will be held at the Commission's hearing room on Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Media waiting for witnesses to arrive or leave the building via the ground floor are advised that building management requires them to remain outside the ground floor lobby and paved areas on Elizabeth and Castlereagh Streets.

A short media briefing will be held from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters. A witness list for the public inquiry is attached. Please note that witness lists are subject to change.

ICAC Commissioner the Hon Megan Latham will preside at the public inquiry, which is set down for three days, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Anthony McGrath SC.

Time:                      9:30 am – short media briefing
                              10:00 am – inquiry commences

Date:                    Monday 16 February 2015

Location:             ICAC Hearing Room
                              Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

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