Operation Voss considered an allegation that a staff member of the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Mr Ibrahim, assisted the owners of a Company (Persons B and C) to import plants into Australia by conducting lenient quarantine inspections and by passing sensitive information to them. Mr Ibrahim was charged with receiving a bribe by a Commonwealth public official and for the disclosure of information. He was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment which was suspended. The Integrity Commissioner made a corruption finding against Mr Ibrahim. The Integrity Commissioner found he abused his office by receiving a bribe as a Commonwealth public official and by disclosing sensitive information to enable the importation of plants into Australia.
23 Aug 2022
Operation Avon was an investigation by ACLEI into allegations that Australian Border Force officers were engaging in corrupt conduct by assisting a criminal syndicate to import drugs into Australia. The investigation did not substantiate the allegations and as such, no corruption findings were made by the Integrity Commissioner.
12 Jul 2022
It was found that a Home Affairs employee misused their Commonwealth credit card by making 59 personal purchases totalling $1,578. The staff member pleaded guilty and was sentenced by the court. Given the circumstances, no corruption finding was made.
28 Jun 2022
A corruption finding was made that a locally engaged employee at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa engaged in corrupt conduct by improperly granting Australian visa applications in exchange for money.