Operation Sandon special report
An investigation into allegations of corrupt conduct involving councillors and property developers in Melbourne's south-east. This report also examines the effectiveness of Victoria's systems and controls for safeguarding the integrity of the state's planning processes.
Operation Daintree special report
Operation Daintree was an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) highlighting how improper influence compromised the procurement process for a $1.2m contract awarded to a union-established training group, and compromised the management of the contract.
Operation Clara was an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) into the alleged corrupt conduct of Mr Theo Theophanous in his role on the board of the Victorian Planning Authority (VPA). In January 2020, IBAC commenced Operation Clara to determine if a former Victorian Government Minister misused his public position on the board of the VPA to favour the Australian Education City (AEC) consortium in their East Werribee project proposal, or attempted to improperly influence public officers involved in the East Werribee project.
Special report on police misconduct issues and risks associated with Victoria Police's Critical Incident Response Team
Through its work overseeing Victoria Police, IBAC has identified incidents involving Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) officers that raise misconduct risks. This special report outlines those incidents, the misconduct risks, recommendations IBAC has made to Victoria Police, and work that Victoria Police has undertaken to improve practices in CIRT.
Corruption risks associated with donations and lobbying
Donations and lobbying can be used to gain privileged access to decision-makers within a party, especially if it is in government, by elevating a donor's or lobbyist's proﬁle. Candidates and political parties also obtain donations through fundraising activities, requests for in-kind support, direct payments and via associated entities. Together these factors have the potential to compromise a member of parliament or councillor once elected.