Department of Education and Training – use of TAFE funds to pay for work on a dog kennel complex (Operation Corsair)

The ICAC investigated whether Garrie Cooper, a head carpentry teacher employed by the NSW Department of Education and Training at the Miller College of TAFE, and others engaged in corrupt conduct by misusing TAFE resources for their personal gain.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 10 June 2010, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Cooper and three self-employed tradesmen, Anthony Fox, Keith Melia and Khai Van Tran. The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Cooper for specified offences and has made a total of eight corruption prevention recommendations to minimise or prevent similar conduct occurring in the future.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Report on the use of TAFE funds to pay for work on a dog kennel complex View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings of corrupt conduct View findings
Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
Recommendations for prosecutions and updates View recommendations
Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
Recommendations for disciplinary action View recommendations
Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
Corruption prevention recommendations View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Report on the use of TAFE funds to pay for work on a dog kennel complex View fact sheet
Corrupt teacher does TAFE out of $21,000 for dog kennel View media release
Public Inquiry - investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct involving head TAFE teacher Garrie Cooper and others View public notice