Southern Mitchell Electricity - purported termination of employment of two senior officers

The ICAC investigated the purported termination of the employment agreements of the then two most senior officers of Southern Mitchell Electricity (SME), the General Manager and Assistant General Manager, and the decision of the SME Board to pay them a total amount of $1.4 million as a consequence of such termination.

In its report on this investigation, made public in January 1996, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against the former General Manager and Assistant General Manager. No recommendations were made that consideration be given to the prosecution of any person for a criminal offence. A recommendation was made that consideration be given to the taking of disciplinary action against a solicitor who had been engaged to provide legal advice regarding the General Manager and Assistant General Managers' contractual situation.  

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