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Media alert: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning the former Canterbury City Council starts Monday

Friday 13 April 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Dasha public inquiry will start next Monday, 16 April 2018 at 10:00 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 for the first week of the public inquiry is attached. Please note that this list is subject to change.

Commissioner Patricia McDonald SC will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr David Buchanan SC and Ms Anna Mitchelmore.

The inquiry is set down initially for two weeks, and is then expected to resume from 12 to 29 June 2018. A short media briefing will be held on the first day from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters.

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


Date:                  Monday 16 April 2018

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

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