Operation Toucan was an investigation into allegations that a Victorian public sector employee working at a statutory body was releasing confidential information.
In 2013, IBAC received information that a Victorian public sector employee working at a statutory body was releasing confidential information.
While IBAC was unable to establish direct evidence of the employee passing on information, IBAC was able to establish the employee’s:
- links to persons of interest to law enforcement
- failure to disclose declarable associations
- proven unauthorised or otherwise inappropriate access to some agency-held information
- suspicious conduct regarding other issues in connection with the person’s employment.
The employee was the subject of disciplinary action by their employer on the basis of the information uncovered by IBAC, and was dismissed.