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MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council resumes tomorrow

Monday 18 June 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will resume on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, at 10 am.

Operation Dasha involves allegations concerning whether public officials including former Canterbury City councillors Michael Hawatt and Pierre Azzi, the former general manager, Jim Montague, and the former Director City Planning, Spiro Stavis, dishonestly and/or partially exercised their official functions.

Further details about Operation Dasha are available
here. A witness list is provided below. Please note that this list is subject to change.

There will also be a supplementary opening address to this segment, which will be delivered at the beginning of the proceedings on Tuesday. The usual pooling arrangements for broadcast media to record and film this opening address will apply. The address is expected to take approximately two hours.

Commissioner Patricia McDonald SC is presiding at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission are Mr David Buchanan SC and Ms Anna Mitchelmore.

This segment of the inquiry is set to run until 29 June. It is then scheduled to resume on 9 July and continue into August 2018 until the evidence is concluded.

Transcripts and exhibits are available from the ICAC

Time:                           10 am

Date:                           Tuesday 19 June 2018

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




Week beginning Monday 18 June 2018

Please note that this list is subject to change.

Tuesday 19 June
Con Vasiliades
Lisa Ho

Wednesday 20 June
Assad Faker

Thursday 21 June
Assad Faker
Guiliano Vaccari
Russell Olsson

Friday 22 June
Bechara Khouri

Media contact: Ellie Prodromou, 0417 467 801.