Fairfield City Council - conduct of an Alderman in relation to development applications

The ICAC investigated the exercise by an Alderman of Fairfield City Council of his official duties in respect of two development applications considered by the Council.

In its report on this investigation, made public in November 1998, the ICAC made corrupt conduct findings against the former Alderman and five other persons and stated its opinion that consideration be given to obtaining the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with respect to the prosecution of the former Alderman and four other persons for specified offences.

The ICAC's report also recommended that consideration be given to amending the definition of "agent" in section 249A of the Crimes Act 1900 so as to expressly include a local government councillor and proposed to refer matters relating to certain cash payments to the Australian Taxation Office.

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