NSW Legislative Assembly - allegations of conspiracy involving Members of Parliament

This report concerned an investigation into the conduct of the former Member for Bankstown in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in relation to his dealings with a named person between January 1985 and July 1986.

The named person, who was seeking to subdivide a property at Wallacia, west of Sydney, alleged that there was a conspiracy to delay the water being put on by the then Metropolitan Water, Sewerage and Drainage Board, that a Member of Parliament whose help he solicited was a party to that conspiracy, and that the Member of Parliament tried to solicit $250,000 from him for the purpose of bribery.

In its report on this investigation, made public in April 1991, the ICAC made no recommendations that consideration be given to the prosecution of or taking of disciplinary action against any person. The report suggested that the NSW Parliament could do more by way of inducting members, by providing them with guidance, and perhaps developing a code of conduct.

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