NSW public sector - lobbying of public officials and public authorities (Operation Halifax)

The ICAC conducted an investigation into the lobbying of public officials and public authorities in NSW and the related procedures and regulatory system.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 10 November 2010, the ICAC made 17 recommendations to improve the regulation of lobbying in NSW.

This investigation differed from those usually conducted by the Commission in that it was not concerned with whether any particular individual had engaged in corrupt conduct. Rather, it examined the corruption risks involved in the lobbying of public authorities and officials.

As part of the investigation, the Commission released a discussion paper in May 2010, and held a public inquiry during August this year at which 48 witnesses from various sectors voluntarily gave evidence.

Lobbying in NSW - issues paper 

 

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into corruption risks involved in lobbying (Operation Halifax) View full report
Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
Corruption prevention recommendations View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
View all transcripts associated with this investigation. The Commission makes every effort to post the daily transcripts of its public inquiries on its website by 8:00 pm each day when possible. If the Commission sits later than 4:00 pm, the daily transcripts, particularly the afternoon session, may not be available until the next working day. View transcripts
Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Investigation into corruption risks involved in lobbying View fact sheet
ICAC recommends legislative changes to better manage lobbying View media release
Public notice View public notice
ICAC calls for submissions on NSW lobbying View media release