University of New England – corruption allegations concerning Campus Services Manager (Operation Crusader)

The ICAC investigated allegations that Colin McCallum, Campus Services Manager at the University of New England (UNE) corruptly solicited and received benefits for himself and others in return for improperly favouring Quad Services Pty Ltd, Sydney Night Patrol and Inquiry Pty Ltd (SNP), and Prosys Services Pty Ltd in the awarding of UNE contracts and for approving payment of false invoices submitted by those companies.

Mr McCallum was also alleged to have corruptly arranged for payment for the hire of UNE sports facilities for the use of New England Rugby Union by providing false and misleading information to other UNE employees.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 30 August 2012, the Commission makes corrupt conduct findings against Mr McCallum, and also against Dobrilla Cutler of Quad Services, Martin McLean of SNP and Neville Magi of Prosys Services. The Commission is of the opinion that the advice of the director of public prosecution should be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr McCallum and Mr McLean for various offences. The Commission has made five corruption prevention recommendations to help UNE address weaknesses in its procurement process that were highlighted by the investigation.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the conduct of a University of New England (UNE) procurement officer and UNE contractors (Operation Crusader)(August 2012) 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 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 View recommendations
Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Operation Crusader Fact Sheet (August 2012) View fact sheet
ICAC finds UNE officer corrupt after dinners, deals and dollars View media release
Public inquiry View public notice
ICAC to hold public inquiry into corruption allegations involving University of New England View media release