Welcome to the latest issue of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter.
Three former Sydney councillors will be investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) over whether they accepted bribes to favour two major developments. ICAC will hold public hearings into the conduct of the former Georges River councillors. ICAC will investigate if the councillors “dishonestly exercised their official functions” in exchange for gifts and benefits, including flights and accommodation for overseas trips, from 2014 until last year.
The NSW Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Tydd, has announced she will be undertaking research to examine the use of the Informal Release pathway under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act). This research will seek to provide greater insight into this pathway and make recommendations to agencies to better support informal release and improve the outcomes of applications.View PDF