Environment Protection Authority - employees' dealings with approvals and licence-holders

The ICAC investigated the conduct of employees of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in their dealings with a number of companies and individuals holding approvals and licences issued by the EPA.

In its report on this investigation, made public in November 1999, the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against eight people and two companies and stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of one person for specified offences. Information gathered as a result of this investigation was referred to the Australian Taxation Office.

The report also analysed corruption risks in regulatory functions and made a recommendation to the EPA that it assess the effectiveness of its various strategies to improve ethical standards and provide a report to the ICAC on its progress and achievements within the first 12 months of operation.

This report is no longer available online. Request the report.