Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW Police Service and other NSW public sector agencies - unauthorised release of Government information

The ICAC investigated the unauthorised release of Government information and the trade of such information. The investigation disclosed a massive illicit trade in government information and identified more than 250 people who had participated over many years in the widespread improper sale and exchange of information from a variety of State and Commonwealth government sources and the private sector.

The ICAC's report on this investigation, in three volumes, was made public in August 1992. In its report the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against 155 persons and findings of conduct liable to allow, encourage or cause the occurrence of corrupt conduct against 101 persons. Thirty-seven of those found to have engaged in corrupt conduct in connection with the trade in confidential government information were police officers at the time. Another 18 found to have engaged in corrupt conduct in connection with that trade, were Department of Main Roads or Roads and Traffic Authority officials at the time.

The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of 106 persons, and that consideration be given to the taking of discipinary action against or dismissal of 30 persons.

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