NT ICAC failed to offer procedural fairness to Darwin Turf Club board member in investigation into $ 12 million grandstand grant, court finds

The Northern Territory’s anti-corruption watchdog failed to offer procedural fairness before making findings of improper conduct in a major corruption investigation, the Northern Territory Supreme Court justice has found. Key points: The ICAC made adverse findings against the Darwin Turf Club board and five individuals in its investigation into a grant awarded to the club … Read more

SA’s anti-corruption watchdog reveals ‘political sensitivities’ partly to blame for reluctance to report government contractor

South Australia’s anti-corruption watchdog has revealed “political sensitivities” were partly to blame for public servants failing to report potentially criminal behavior to the Office of Public Integrity. Key points: The report found reluctance to report issues may have cause serious deficiencies Commissioner Ann Vanstone also investigated dishonest contractors in aged and disability care She says … Read more

Prosecutors reject claims parliamentary privilege makes MP Fraser Ellis immune from prosecution

South Australian MP Fraser Ellis can not “wave magic wand” of parliamentary privilege to avoid prosecution over allegedly dishonest travel allowance claims, prosecutors have told the Adelaide Magistrates Court. Key points: Independent MP Fraser Ellis is charged with making more than $ 18,000 in fraudulent expenses claims He strongly denies the allegations The court today … Read more

Former Hurstville councilor accepted $ 170K to help Chinese developer get projects approved, ICAC hears

A former Sydney councilor has told the anti-corruption watchdog he accepted bribes of $ 170,000 from a Chinese developer in exchange for his support of two major development proposals. Key points: Vincenzo Badalati told ICAC he received cash from a developer as a ‘thank you’ for voting in support of one project He and fellow … Read more

Attorney-General wants federal integrity commission up and running by mid-2023

A national anti-corruption watchdog could be operational by the middle of next year, with the new Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus setting up a task force in his department to deliver on Labor’s “paramount objective”. Key points: The government has proposed its integrity commission will have retrospective powers and be able to conduct public hearings Labor will … Read more

NSW flood inquiry to hear from residents, businesses and local government in north-western Sydney

Here’s what you need to know today. NSW flood data shows road damage worth billions The storms left these potholes on roads at at Austral in Sydney’s west.(Supplied: Jimmy Mtashar) The NSW government says new data shows catastrophic flooding across parts of the state this year has caused $ 1.3 billion in damage to local … Read more

ICAC to hold public inquiries into three former Hurstville Council members

Three former Sydney councilors will be investigated by the NSW corruption watchdog over whether they accepted bribes to favor two major developments. Key points: The Independent Commission Against Corruption will focus on two Hurstville developments It will investigate whether three councilors disclosed conflicts of interest The hearing begins on June 14 The Independent Commission Against … Read more

Angus Taylor says Liberal Party must focus on core values ​​after federal election loss

Outgoing minister Angus Taylor has called on the Liberal Party to return to its core values ​​after its heavy defeat in the federal election. Key points: Angus Taylor says the Liberal Party needs to return to “core values” after election defeat. Mr Taylor has lost the Energy and Emissions Reduction portfolio but retained the seat … Read more

ICAC delivers damning report into ‘corrupt’ driver licensing industry passing incompetent drivers

Driving examiners are accepting bribes, threatening students with failure and passing others who break road rules during their tests, a report by South Australia’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption warns. Key points: The Office for Public Integrity received more than 40 complaints about the conduct of authorized examiners An ICAC investigation found driving instructors are accepting … Read more

What ABC readers are asking us about the 2022 federal election

We asked ABC readers what they wanted to know about the federal election and what matters to them. So far we’ve received more than 7,000 submissions on dozens of topics. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. But if you have more questions, you can submit them via the form … Read more