Department of Housing - allegations of corrupt conduct in allocation of public housing (Operation Greenway)

The ICAC investigated whether Department of Housing Senior Client Services Officer Doug Norris corruptly solicited and received cash payments from prospective tenants to fast-track their applications as part of a scheme in which he collaborated with tenants Bruce Murray and Gary Hogan.

In its investigation report, made public on 31 January 2008, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against Messrs Norris, Murray and Hogan, and six other persons who were involved in paying money to Mr Norris in return for receiving public housing allocations.

The ICAC stated its opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of Messrs Norris, Murray and Hogan, and Christopher Peters and Ethel Nolan for various offences. The ICAC made a total of 18 corruption prevention recommendations to the Department of Housing.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Report on an investigation into corrupt conduct of an officer at the Department of Housing's Miller office and other persons (Operation Greenway) (31 Jan 2008) View full report
Findings of corrupt conduct Findings of corrupt conduct
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Recommendations for prosecutions Recommendations for prosecutions
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Recommendations for disciplinary action Recommendations for disciplinary action
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Recommendations for corruption prevention Recommendations for corruption prevention
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Transcripts Transcripts
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Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets Public Notices, Media Releases and Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: Corrupt conduct of an officer at the Department of Housing’s Miller office and other persons View fact sheet
ICAC finds corrupt conduct against Department of Housing Officer View media release
Public inquiry into allegations of corrupt conduct at the Department of Housing View media release