Auburn City Council – allegations concerning councillor and developer (Operation Barrow)

The ICAC investigated allegations that between September 2009 and February 2010, Auburn City Councillor Jack Au accepted a cash payment from developer Ms Shu Xian Liang to secure his assistance to expedite approval for a development application she had lodged for a restaurant/karaoke bar.

In its report on the investigation, made public on 14 June 2012, the Commission made corrupt conduct findings against Mr Au and Ms Liang. The Commission is of the opinion that the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions should be sought with respect to the prosecution of Mr Au for specified offences. The ICAC also recommends that consideration be given to the suspension of Mr Au from civic office as a councillor of Auburn City Council with a view to his dismissal for serious corrupt conduct.

Investigation reports Investigation reports
Investigation into the payment of $4,500 to a councillor of Auburn City Council (Operation Barrow)(June 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
Payment of $4,500 to a councillor of Auburn City Council View fact sheet
ICAC finds Auburn City councillor corrupt and recommends suspension from office View media release
Public inquiry View public notice
ICAC public inquiry into corruption allegations concerning Auburn City councillor and developer View media release
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