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Public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning Inner West Council, Transport for NSW and others starts Monday

Friday 17 March 2023

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) Operation Hector public inquiry concerning the conduct of employees of Inner West Council (IWC), Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and others will start next Monday, 20 March 2023 at 10:00 am.

More information about Operation Hector is available here. The Commission has decided that, until there is a substantial improvement in the COVID-19 situation in NSW, only those whose presence on Commission premises is deemed essential for the effective conduct of the public inquiry will be permitted onsite. Members of the public and the media will therefore not be permitted to attend the premises for the course of the Operation Hector 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 will also be provided via the ICAC Twitter account (@nswicac).

Chief Commissioner the Hon John Hatzistergos AM will preside at the public inquiry. Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Phillip English and Joanna Davidson of Counsel. It is expected that the public inquiry will continue for approximately six weeks.

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 Hector public inquiry media guidelines.

Time:            10:00 am

Date:            Monday, 20 March 2023

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




Week beginning Monday 20 March 2023

Please note that this list is subject to change. Proceedings generally commence at 10.00 am

Monday 20 March 2023
Tony Nguyen

Tuesday 21 March 2023
Tony Nguyen

Wednesday 22 March 2023 (commencing 11.00 am)
Tony Nguyen
Seng Du Lapahai  

Thursday 23 March 2023
Seng Du Lapahai

Friday 24 March 2023
Seng Du Lapahai  
Monty Nguy