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

Report into NSW grants scheme recommends against making pork-barrelling an offense

A New South Wales government review into grant funding has recommended a raft of changes but fallen short of saying pork-barrelling should be an offense. Key points: The Review of Grants Administration in NSW report makes 19 recommendations It was commissioned last year after allegations of pork barrelling The Premier has welcomed the report, saying … Read more