MEDIA ALERT: Public inquiry into University of Sydney ICT contractor recruitment starts Monday

Friday 6 November 2015

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Operation Elgar public inquiry into allegations concerning information communication technology (ICT) contractor recruitment by Jason Meeth, a public official employed as the Head of Projects, ICT, at the University of Sydney will start at 10 am next Monday 9 November 2015.

The Commission is investigating allegations that, between February 2012 and July 2013, Mr Meeth corruptly exercised his official functions for the benefit of IT consulting service Canberra Solutions Pty Ltd.

It is alleged that Mr Meeth acted partially and dishonestly by engaging certain ICT contractors through Canberra Solutions, although this company was not a NSW Government-accredited C100 company as required under the university's directions for the recruitment of ICT contractors.

ICAC Commissioner the Hon Megan Latham will preside at the public inquiry, and Counsel Assisting the Commission will be Mr Warwick Hunt. The inquiry is set down for five days. A short media briefing will be held from 9:30 am on procedural and logistical matters. A witness list for 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 9 November 2015

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


NSW INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION

OPERATION ELGAR PUBLIC INQUIRY

WITNESS LIST

FOR WEEK COMMENCING 9 NOVEMBER 2015

Please note that this list is subject to change

Monday 9 November
Jovan Apostolovic
Pranav Shanker
Sean McNulty


Tuesday 10 November
Dhawal Parekh
Anuradha Batra
Anthony Azrak
Bruce Meikle
Neill Wilbert Li


Wednesday 11 November
Niall O'Rourke
Davina Marshall
Jean Gazo
Samuel Williams
Balu Moothedath


Thursday 12 November
Sonata Madambikat Devadas
Jason Meeth


Friday 13 November
Jason Meeth (continued)

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