Office of Fair Trading and TAFE - schemes to fraudulently obtain building licences (Operation Ambrosia)

The ICAC investigated a number of schemes which exploited weaknesses in the licensing system in order to fraudulently obtain contractor licences for residential building and building trade work.

In its investigation report, made public on 20 December 2005, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings against 36 persons and stated its opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of each of these persons. The report made a total of 24 corruption prevention recommendations to the Office of Fair Trading, the Building Industry Skills Centre, the Department of Education and Training in relation to TAFE and TAFE Plus, the Minister for Education and Training and the Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board.

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