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ICAC public inquiry into University of Sydney ICT contractor recruitment

Wednesday 28 October 2015

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry commencing on Monday 9 November 2015 as part of an investigation it is conducting into allegations concerning information communication technology (ICT) contractor recruitment by Jason Meeth, a public official employed as the Head of Projects, ICT, at the University of Sydney (Operation Elgar).

The Commission is investigating allegations that, between February 2012 and July 2013, Mr Meeth corruptly exercised his official functions for the benefit of IT consulting service Canberra Solutions Pty Ltd.

It is alleged that Mr Meeth acted partially and dishonestly by engaging certain ICT contractors through Canberra Solutions, although this company was not a NSW Government-accredited C100 company as required under the university's directions for the recruitment of ICT contractors.

The public inquiry will start at 10:00 am and will be held in the Commission's hearing room on Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

The ICAC Commissioner, the Hon Megan Latham, will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Warwick Hunt.

The inquiry is set down for five days.

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