The Independent Commission Against Corruption’s report found that both Gladys Berejiklian and Daryl Maguire engaged in serious corrupt conduct, with the Commission seeking further advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions as to whether Daryl Maguire and two of his associates should be prosecuted.
Climate 200 was established to push for better standards in Parliament – to advance real action on the climate and to raise the level of political integrity. This issue strikes at the core of what our movement seeks to achieve — an end to corruption.
The report provides 18 recommendations to help prevent further corruption in NSW and we now need your help to ensure the NSW Parliament implements these recommendations in full.
Please sign our petition now to send a strong message to say: the community wants strong action against corruption.
The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption’s Operation Keppel found that former NSW politician Daryl Maguire misused his position, tax-payer-funded resources and his office to advance his various personal financial interests and the commercial interest of his associates. This included:
Even with a strong ICAC in place, the high likelihood of getting caught is sometimes not enough to outweigh the self-interest and lack of integrity among certain politicians.
Unfortunately, the laws often allow politicians to avoid legal consequences, even when an anti-corruption commission armed with recordings of “I’ll throw money at Wagga, don’t you worry about that” and “I don’t need to know about that bit” makes a finding of serious corrupt conduct as it did with former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Despite finding that Gladys Berejiklian:
she will not face prosecution for her conduct as her ICAC testimony was given ‘under objection’, meaning it would not be admissible in a criminal proceeding.
A strong demonstration from our community will send a strong message about what standards we expect.
Sign our petition calling on the NSW Labor Government to implement all of the recommendations in Operation Keppel.