Anti-corruption

Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Credo (Public/Private Partnership Proposal for Water Infrastructure)

For Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO, in relation to his former role as Chairman of Australian Water Holdings, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler, from initial hearings in January 2014, and in all subsequent hearings and related matters.

>> On 3 August 2017, the final report of Commissioner the Hon. Megan Latham, a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was finally made public and was tabled in the NSW Parliament; no adverse findings were made against Senator Sinodinos: Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Credo Report.

Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Spicer (Political Donations in 2011 NSW State Election)

For Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler, in inquiry commencing in January 2014 concerning political donations by prohibited donors and breaches of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 (NSW) in the 2011 NSW State Election campaign.

>> On 30 August 2016, the final report of Commissioner the Hon. Megan Latham, a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was delivered to the NSW Parliament; no adverse findings were made against Senator Sinodinos: Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Spicer Report.

Australian Senate Inquiry into Foreign Bribery (Leightons/Unaoil)

For a former Leightons Holdings executive, Mr Stephen Sasse, re allegations of foreign bribery involving Leightons offshore arm and Unaoil interests.

>> Media Coverage.

>> On 28 March 2018, the Report of Australian Senate Economics Committee Inquiry into Foreign Bribery was tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament.

Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Tunic (Claims Management & Procurement)

For the NSW Mine Subsidence Board (now Subsidence Advisory NSW, an agency of the NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation) in inquiry into alleged corrupt conduct in mine subsidence remediation procurement undertaken pursuant to the Mine Subsidence Compensation Act 1961, and whether end-to-end claims management processes lacked satisfactory controls to prevent corruption. 

>> The inquiry commenced in October 2014 before ICAC Commissioner the Hon. Megan Latham, a justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. 

>> On 23 March 2016, the Investigation report found that an MSB District Manager along with two contractors engaged by the MSB, had engaged in serious corrupt conduct. ICAC made seven corruption prevention recommendations to reduce the risk of recurrent corrupt conduct in the MSB. The MSB fully accepted the corruption prevention recommendations, and developed an action plan to implement the recommendations.

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (AWU/John Holland/Thiess Case Study)

For former John Holland executive, Mr Stephen Sasse, in hearings in October 2015 re his negotiations with former Australian Workers Union Secretary the Hon. Bill Shorten MP (now Federal Opposition Leader) with respect to construction of the East Link Project in Victoria.

>> Media Coverage.

>> On 6 January 2016, the Royal Commissioner, former High Court of Australia Justice, the Hon. Dyson Heydon QC, delivered his Final Report (Chapter 10.3: AWU: John Holland/Thiess Case Study) to the Commonwealth Government.

Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Vesta (Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority)

investigation into alleged corrupt conduct concerning property leases and improper influence of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) officer, before ICAC Commissioner the Hon. David Ipp QC, former Supreme Court of New South Wales Judge of Appeal.

Media Coverage.

Independent Commission Against Corruption Report - Operation Vesta