Findings of corrupt conduct

The ICAC found that Brett Roberts engaged in corrupt conduct through dishonestly exercising his public official functions by:

  • in November 2006, authorising the payment by the University of Newcastle of three Management and Professional Services Pty Ltd (MAPS) invoices totalling $27,750 for work he knew not to have been done, in order to obtain a financial benefit
  • in December 2010, by certifying the payment by the University of Sydney of nine invoices totalling $43,065, which he knew to be false, in order to obtain a financial benefit
  • in December 2012, raising and signing a recommendation-for-purchase form for the purpose of authorising a MAPS invoice for $32,450, paid by Macquarie University into a MAPS bank account, knowing that MAPS had not done any work for the university and that the invoice was false, in order to obtain a financial benefit
  • in January 2013, by raising and signing a recommendation for the purpose of authorising payment by Macquarie University of an invoice for $10,450 submitted by iPath Pty Ltd, knowing that iPath Pty Ltd had not conducted the work described in the invoice, in order to obtain a financial benefit
  • in May 2013, by submitting three false MAPS invoices, each for $32,450, to Macquarie University, in an attempt to obtain a financial benefit
  • between May and June 2013, by creating and signing a false licensing agreement and creating false emails to falsely represent that MAPS had done work for Macquarie University.

Christopher Killalea engaged in corrupt conduct by adversely affecting the honest exercise of Mr Roberts' public official functions through:

  • in November 2006, collaborating with Mr Roberts to issue three MAPS invoices to the University of Newcastle, totalling $27,750, for work Mr Killalea knew had not been done and that would be dishonestly authorised for payment by Mr Roberts, in order to obtain a financial benefit
  • in November 2012, collaborating with Mr Roberts to create a false MAPS invoice to be paid by Macquarie University for $32,450, for work Mr Killalea knew had not been done, knowing that Mr Roberts would use his position at Macquarie University to dishonestly authorise payment of that amount
  • in December 2012, jointly with Mr Roberts, sending a MAPS invoice to iPath Pty Ltd for $10,450 for work he knew had not been performed by MAPS, knowing that the invoice would be used by iPath Pty Ltd to obtain $10,450 from Macquarie University to which it was not entitled, and that Mr Roberts would use his position at Macquarie University to dishonestly authorise payment of that amount
  • in May and June 2013, collaborating with Mr Roberts to create and submit a false licensing agreement and false emails to falsely represent that MAPS had done work for Macquarie University, knowing that those documents would be used by Mr Roberts to falsely answer queries made of him by staff members of Macquarie University.

Emiel Temmerman engaged in corrupt conduct in January 2013 by adversely affecting the honest exercise of Mr Roberts' public official functions by agreeing with Mr Roberts to submit an iPath Pty Ltd invoice for $10,450 to Macquarie University, knowing that the work described in the invoice had not been done and knowing that Mr Roberts would exercise his public official functions to dishonestly arrange payment of the invoice.