Findings of corrupt conduct

The Commission has found that Colin McCallum engaged in corrupt conduct by:

  • accepting free hospitality from Quad Services Pty Ltd, which he knew at the time was contrary to the UNE code of conduct and which he knew by at least December 2009 was influencing him to act in favour of Quad Services
  • arranging to have Quad Services issue invoices to UNE between February 2007 and May 2009, which came to approximately $29,000, that falsely described the costs associated with the van used by Quad Services and a five per cent administration fee as "external cleaning" so that Quad Services would obtain money from UNE
  • deliberately failing to disclose his conflict of interest arising from his acceptance of free hospitality from Quad Services when completing his conflict of interest declaration on 18 January 2010
  • accepting free hospitality from Sydney Night Patrol and Inquiry Services Pty Ltd (SNP), which he knew at the time was contrary to the UNE code of conduct and the gifts and benefits policy
  • arranging to have SNP issue invoices to UNE totalling about $19,400 that falsely described the costs associated with a Toyota Yaris as "alarm service" work so that SNP could obtain money from UNE that he knew UNE would not otherwise pay, and approving payment of those invoices
  • accepting free meals and alcohol from Prosys Services Pty Ltd
  • entering into an agreement with Prosys Services whereby he engaged Prosys Services to undertake work for UNE for which UNE would pay Prosys Services $7,000 in return for Prosys Services contributing $7,000 towards a private New England Rugby Union (NERU) function, and approving payment of an invoice in furtherance of the agreement
  • approving payment of SNP invoices for the provision of security guards for NERU rugby matches in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and thereby falsely representing that the approximately $5,700 of charges in the invoices had been incurred for the benefit of UNE
  • dishonestly arranging for the NERU debt of approximately $2,000 owed to UNE Hockey to be paid by Sport UNE in return for UNE not billing Sport UNE for two months' cleaning in 2008
  • dishonestly arranging for Sport UNE to waive payment by NERU of venue hire fees of $9,635 in return for UNE not billing Sport UNE for two months' cleaning in 2010.

The Commission has found that Dobrilla Cutler of Quad Services engaged in corrupt conduct in causing Quad Services to issue invoices to UNE between February 2007 and May 2009, which she knew falsely described the costs associated with the van used by Quad Services and a five per cent administration fee as "external cleaning" or "external work" with the intention of obtaining money for Quad Services

The Commission found that Martin McLean of SNP engaged in corrupt conduct by causing SNP to issue invoices to UNE, which he knew falsely described costs associated with a Toyota Yaris as "alarm service" work for the purpose of obtaining money for SNP.

The Commission found that Neville Magi of Prosys Services engaged in corrupt conduct by entering into an agreement with Mr McCallum whereby Mr McCallum engaged Prosys Services to undertake work for UNE, for which UNE would pay Prosys Services $7,000 in return for Prosys Services contributing $7,000 towards a NERU function, and causing Prosys Services to send UNE a quote dated 11 November 2008 and an invoice dated 25 November 2008 in furtherance of that agreement.