MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into allegations concerning political donations starts Monday
Friday 23 August 2019
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) public inquiry into allegations concerning political donations, the NSW Branch of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), members of Chinese Friends of Labor and others will start next Monday, 26 August 2019 at 10:00 am.
The Commission is investigating whether, from January 2015, ALP NSW Branch officials, members of Chinese Friends of Labor, political donors and others have entered into, or carried out, a scheme to circumvent prohibitions or requirements under Part 6 of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 relating to political donations.
The general scope and purpose of the public inquiry is to gather evidence relevant to the allegation being investigated under section 13A of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988. This section addresses the ICAC’s function of investigating matters referred to it by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Chief Commissioner the Hon Peter Hall QC will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Scott Robertson.
The inquiry is set down for approximately six weeks. A short media briefing will be held on the first day from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters.
The Commission does not intend to live stream this public inquiry, however, daily transcripts will be made available on the ICAC website.
A witness list for the first week is attached. Please note that witness lists are subject to change.
Time: 9:30 am – short media briefing
10:00 am – inquiry commences
Date: Monday 26 August 2019
Location: ICAC Hearing Room
Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
NSW INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION
OPERATION AERO PUBLIC INQUIRY
Week beginning Monday 26 August 2019
Please note that this list is subject to change.
Monday 26 August
Tuesday 27 August
Wednesday 28 August
Thursday 29 August
Friday 30 August