MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning former Georges River and Hurstville City Councillors and others starts Tuesday

Thursday 9 June 2022

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Galley public inquiry concerning the conduct of former Georges River Council (GRC) and Hurstville City Council (HCC) Councillors, Constantine Hindi and Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati, then HCC Councillor Philip Sansom, and others, will start next Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 10:00 am.

More information about Operation Galley is available here. The Commission has decided that, until there is a substantial improvement in the COVID-19 situation in NSW, any public inquiries will, as far as practicable, be conducted remotely by audio visual link.

Only those whose presence on Commission premises is deemed essential for the effective conduct of the public inquiry will be permitted on-site. Members of the public and the media will therefore not be permitted to attend the premises for the course of the Operation Galley public inquiry.

The Commission will live stream the proceedings via its website,, and will post exhibits (provided they are not subject to non-publication orders), transcripts and witness lists. Updates will also be provided via the ICAC Twitter account (@nswicac).

ICAC Commissioner Stephen Rushton SC will preside at the public inquiry. Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Zelie Heger of Counsel.

A witness list for the first week is attached. Please note that witness lists are subject to change. For further information, please refer to the Operation Galley public inquiry media guidelines.

Time:        10:00 am

Date:          Tuesday 14 June 2022

Access: (click through to the live stream page from the link at “News and media” which will be available from c.9.45 Tuesday morning on the home   page).




Week beginning Monday 13 June 2022

Please note that this list is subject to change.

Monday 13 June 2022
Not sitting

Tuesday 14 June 2022
Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati

Wednesday 15 June 2022
Vincenzo (Vince) Badalati

Thursday 16 June 2022
Not sitting

Friday 17 June 2022
Not sitting