Aboriginal land councils - second report - conflicts of interest, theft, misuse of resources and recruitment issues

The ICAC investigated the practices and procedures of Aboriginal land councils in NSW and produced three reports on this investigation between April 1998 and October 1999.

The second report on this investigation, made public in June 1999, deals with the ICAC's investigation of a number of complaints made against individuals in the Aboriginal land council system at or prior to the investigation, which commenced in late 1994. The complaints alleged misuse of land council money and assets, maladministration, lack of proper record-keeping, nepotism, cronyism, other favouritism and conflicts of interest.

In its report on this phase of the investigation the ICAC made findings of corrupt conduct against 11 persons and stated its opinion that consideration be given to the prosecution of five of these persons for specified offences, to the removal of two of these persons from their positions as chairpersons of Local Aboriginal Land Councils and to the removal of one of these persons as a councillor of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.  

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Investigation into the conduct of Ian Macdonald, Edward Obeid Senior, Moses Obeid and others (Jasper)(July 2013) View full report