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Operation Dunham hearings reveal vital information for combating public sector corruption

An investigation into the Department of Education and Training’s $180 million Ultranet project is progressing to the next stage, guided by information uncovered during recent anti-corruption hearings.

IBAC CEO Alistair Maclean said the Operation Dunham public examinations, which concluded today, were a vital part of the investigation of alleged corruption in the education sector. 

“Not only are they an invaluable investigative tool but they have also assisted in informing the public sector and the community on the risks and impacts of corruption more broadly,” Mr Maclean said.  

“As a result of these hearings, many people have contacted us with new information, which will help in the next stages of our investigation. 

“The investigation is ongoing, so I encourage people with information to come forward.”

During the hearings, 39 witnesses were called and 273 exhibits tabled. 

A public report for Operation Dunham will be released in 2016, containing findings and recommendations for further action and improvements.  

The public report for Operation Ord, IBAC’s first investigation into the Department of Education and Training, will be released shortly.  

Operation Dunham is just one of IBAC’s active investigations.

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