Wollongong’s legacy a lesson in media management

By Rob O'Brien

It has been over two years since the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) probe into Wollongong City Council, but the scandal still offers a fine case study for government media managers.

By the end of two weeks of explosive hearings, the council was sacked and placed under the power of three administrators.

Six months later, the ICAC report found 11 people had engaged in corrupt conduct, and recommended criminal charges against 10 people, handing down 28 recommendations for the council and the NSW Department of Planning.

The scandal changed the rulebook on political donations not just in NSW but across Australia. MORE>>

Read the full report: In the eye of a media storm [PDF]

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