ICAC’s Ryde investigation debacle wasn’t meant to be easy to follow, compelling or of interest to media. It was designed that way.
When the media’s not interested, it’s hard for the public to also be interested.
And it’s when everyone’s looking away that you have fertile ground for abuse of power and corruption unfortunately, even by those whose role it is to fight corruption.
ICAC’s Ryde inquiry and how it came about may well be the biggest ICAC scandal you’ve never heard of – and on May 2017 five years after ICAC’s flawed decision to investigate councillors and others opposing a development, Magistrate Beverley Schurr dismissed two of ICAC’s substantive allegations mainly due to unreliability of evidence.
In another matter, an alleged blackmail, Magistrate Schurr had no option but to send it to trial. Why? ICAC has been up to its pold tricks, concealing evidence, manipulating it, contextually mischaracterising it and in some cases, physically changing digital evidence.
So, given ICAC has held back a key document from the DPP which
The infographic below documents just one part of the disgraceful Ryde affair involving embarrassing ICAC bungles, cover-ups and persecution of the innocent on behalf of a group of bent politicians who continue to ply their trade – from NSW local government level through to the upper echelons of the NSW Government.