Calls for urgent integrity review of public transport amid IBAC probe

The Victorian Opposition and former counsel assisting to NSW’s anti-corruption watchdog has called for an urgent, wide-ranging audit into Victoria’s public transport contracts in the wake of allegations of serious […]

Dirty rags, homeless jokes: cleaning bosses in COVID sabotage plot caught on tape

Tapped phone calls played to an IBAC hearing reveal the boss of Transclean instructed his nephew to “contaminate” trials of a new product that risked cutting revenue.

IBAC phone taps reveal Transclean director discussing payments to train bosses

The co-director of a cleaning company says under oath he knew nothing about allegedly corrupt payments made to sacked V/Line boss James Pinder and former Metro manager Peter Bollas.

IBAC hearing: Rail cleaning subcontractors accused of being ‘shell companies’

Subcontractors working for a cleaning company that stands accused of bribing senior transport bureaucrats may have been “shell companies” that were headed by “dummy directors”, an anti-corruption inquiry has heard.

‘Systemic problems’: IBAC uncovers police failings on domestic abuse by officers

The anti-corruption watchdog found a litany of problems with Victoria Police’s handling of a case involving a serving officer charged with 70 criminal offences after repeatedly bashing his partner.

IBAC says it won’t investigate George Pell Vatican wire transfer claims

Victoria’s anti-corruption agency says there is not enough merit in claims that Vatican funds were used in an attempt to secure charges against Cardinal George Pell.

Premier faces fresh questions over Casey land deal as IBAC hearings resume

The anti-corruption commission will call a Labor-linked lobbyist who worked for allegedly corrupt property developer John Woodman, and ask him about his dealings with politicians.

Transclean boss told to make up chemical name for cleaning trains, IBAC told

A Metro manager accused of pocketing cash from cleaning contractor Transclean told the contractor’s boss to make up the name of a cleaning chemical he would use during the COVID-19 […]

V/Line sacks Pinder, terminates contract with Transclean following IBAC hearing

A cleaning company paid $1.3 million a month by the state government to sanitise trains cut corners while allegedly paying off public officials, potentially exposing Melbourne commuters to coronavirus at […]

Cleaning company raided by IBAC investigators amid transport probe

A cleaning company contracted by both V/Line and Metro has been raided by anti-corruption watchdog investigators, as the state’s anti-corruption watchdog edges closer to public hearings into alleged corruption in […]