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MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning RMS employees’ awarding of contracts starts Monday

Friday 17 May 2019

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) public inquiry into allegations concerning two Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees and how they exercised their official functions when awarding contracts (Operation Ember) will start next Monday, 20 May 2019 at 10:00 am.

Further details about Operation Ember 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 Ms Georgina Wright.

The Commission intends to live stream the proceedings in this public inquiry via the ICAC website. The live stream will be accessible under “News and media” on the Commission’s homepage from 10:00 am on Monday 20 May 2019.

The inquiry is set down for approximately three weeks. 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 20 May 2019

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




Week beginning Monday 20 May 2019

Please note that this list is subject to change.

Monday 20 May
Ali Hamidi

Tuesday 21 May
Ali Hamidi

Wednesday 22 May
Jainesh Singh

Thursday 23 May
Jainesh Singh
Paul Walker
Theepan Thevasathan

Friday 24 May
Paul Hayes
David Jones

Media contact: ICAC Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas, 02 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801 / nthomas@icac.nsw.gov.au