Public inquiry into corruption allegation concerning former RMS employees
Thursday 22 April 2021
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) will hold a public inquiry starting Monday 10 May 2021 as part of an investigation it is conducting concerning former Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) employees Alexandre Dubois and Craig Steyn (Operation Paragon).
It is alleged that, between 2009 and June 2019, Mr Dubois and Mr Steyn partially and/or dishonestly exercised their official functions by awarding in excess of $41 million in RMS contracts, to companies with which they were associated, in exchange for receiving benefits.
As the ICAC is committed to maintaining a COVID-safe workplace, and has limited space to be able to adequately accommodate members of the media and the public, the Commission’s premises will not be open to members of the media and the public for the public inquiry.
The Commission will live stream the proceedings via its website www.icac.nsw.gov.au, and will post exhibits (provided they are not subject to non-publication orders), transcripts and witness lists. Updates also will be provided via the ICAC Twitter account (@nswicac).
ICAC Chief Commissioner the Hon Peter Hall QC will preside at the public inquiry. Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Jason Downing SC and Caroline Spruce of Counsel.
It is expected that the public inquiry will continue for six weeks. A witness list for the first week of the inquiry will be published closer to the commencement date of the proceedings, along with further information about how to access the live stream.