Auditor-general Grant Hehir has decided not to look into Centrelink's debt recovery efforts, as requested by shadow minister Linda Burney. He'll wait
Government agencies around Australia are standing up to support the campaign to end violence against women today for White Ribbon Day.
ALL THINGS P: The federal government wants to know which open data would be most useful to business, researc
We recently moved our readers to a new system. You may need to reset your password here to login.
Not a member ? Join here for free.
Forgot your password?
Home News Education sector corruption inquiry coming to IBAC
Text size :
DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Education and Training
TAGS corruption, Department of Education and Training, IBAC, Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
It’s a growing rort area, and anti-corruption watchdog IBAC will begin its investigation with state Education bureaucrats. The inquiry will go beyond grants not going to where they were intended, but also procurement and waste in one of the largest public bodies in the state.
Victorian anti-corruption body IBAC will look into claims of misuse of funds at so-called “banker schools” by state Department Education and Training officials. This follows accusations of irregularities in the treatment of full-paying international students.
Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission will hold public examinations into alleged “serious corruption” at the Education and Training in April. IBAC will investigate claims department officials designated certain state primary and secondary schools as “banker schools”, which would accept grants from the department that were used by DET officers to pay for goods and services, some of which were not for the benefit of the schools concerned.
The preliminary information on the case indicates IBAC will look at if the procured services were ever delivered and to whom, as well as “whether payment was made in the first instance to the invoicing party or elsewhere and what ultimately became of the funds remitted in payment of the banker school invoice.”
The hearings will consider whether there exist any familial or business relationships between those allegedly involved in the affair, and if anyone received benefits such as gifts or payment for assisting in the scheme.
Receive unlimited access, get all the latest public sector news and features, plus The Juice, our daily news update sent direct to your inbox.
The Mandarin is where Australia's public sector leaders discuss their work and the issues faced within modern bureaucracy. Join today to discover the latest in public administration thinking and news from our dedicated reporters, current and former agency heads and senior executives.
The Mandarin staff journalists.
Read Related Content
Victoria's anti-corruption body IBAC will enjoy strengthened powers, under legislation to be introduced into parliament Tuesday.