New corruption scandal hits 14 NSW councils

By Julian Bajkowski The local government sector in New South Wales has been rocked by the findings of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) probe released today that has found 41 people participated in corrupt conduct, with many now council employees and officers now likely to face prosecution. The corruption watchdog has found that “22 […]

ICAC begins Burwood Council inquiry

By Angela Dorizas The general manager of Burwood Council in inner-west Sydney is accused of spending more than $44,000 of ratepayers’ money on surveillance of a man he believed was having an affair with his wife. The general manager, Pat Romano, is the subject of an ICAC public inquiry into allegations of corrupt conduct at […]

ICAC to investigate Burwood Council general manager

By Angela Dorizas A council in inner-west Sydney has ordered its general manager to step-down from his duties pending the outcome of an ICAC investigation. Burwood Council general manager Pat Romano will be the subject of a two-week ICAC public hearing into allegations that he used council staff and equipment to renovate a block of […]


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