Woollahra Municipal Council – allegations of corrupt conduct involving offer of payment to the Council (Operation Avoca)

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) conducted an investigation into whether Sisira Kumara Kumaragamage Don (also known as Don Gamage), engaged in corrupt conduct by offering a payment to secure employment at Woollahra Municipal Council.

In its report on this investigation, which was made public on 12 August 2010, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Mr Gamage.

The ICAC has stated its opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Gamage for various offences. The Commission has also made four corruption prevention recommendations to Coonamble Shire Council and Cobar Shire Council, most of which are relevant to all NSW public authorities, to minimise or prevent similar conduct occurring in the future.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into attempted corrupt payment and submission of false resumes to public authorities View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
Findings and updates 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
Recommendations for corruption prevention and updates View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Fact sheet: Operation Avoca View fact sheet
ICAC finds $15,000 offer to secure Woollahra Council job corrupt View media release
Public inquiry into corrupt conduct allegations involving Sisira Kumara Kumaragamage Don View public notice