MEDIA ALERT: ICAC public inquiry into allegations concerning former Mine Subsidence Board manager starts Monday

Friday 27 March 2015

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Operation Tunic public inquiry into allegations concerning former Mine Subsidence Board (MSB) Picton office district manager, Darren Bullock, will start next Monday (30 March 2015) at 10:00 am.

The Commission is investigating allegations that Mr Bullock received, or may have received, corrupt payments or other benefits as an inducement or reward for showing favourable treatment to building contractor Kevin Inskip of Plantac Pty Ltd.

The ICAC is also investigating allegations that Mr Bullock revealed confidential MSB tender information to Plantac Pty Ltd, and breached MSB financial delegations, policies and/or procedures relating to the awarding of contracts and the making of payments to that company.

It is also examining allegations that Mr Bullock received, or may have received, corrupt payments or other benefits as an inducement or reward for showing favourable treatment to William Kendall of Willbuilt Homes Pty Ltd.

Further, the inquiry will examine whether the systems, policies and procedures of the MSB were, and are, adequate to prevent or minimise corrupt behaviour of the kind referred to in the allegations described above, or should be changed to reduce the likelihood of corrupt conduct occurring in the future.

ICAC Commissioner the Hon Megan Latham will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Andrew Naylor. The inquiry is set down for five-to-eight days. A short media briefing will be held from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters. A witness list for the first week of the public inquiry is attached. Please note that this list is subject to change.


Time:            9:30 am – short media briefing
                    10:00 am – inquiry commences

Date:            Monday 30 March 2015

Location:      ICAC Hearing Room
                     Level 7, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney


Media contact: ICAC Manager Communications & Media, Nicole Thomas, 02 8281 5799 / 0417 467 801