Examination starts

Public examination into allegations against PTV and the DOT begin in Melbourne today

The examination of allegations of serious corrupt conduct around the supply of goods and services at the Department of Transport (DOT) and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are due to begin this week.

The Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) will conduct the public examinations named Operation Fitzroy, according to a statement released by the organisation.

The examinations are scheduled to run until August 8 but will recommence on a date to be determined until the evidence is completed if necessary.

The examinations will look at the circumstances around the supply of goods and services in transport-related infrastructure projects.

"The examinations will focus on one or more current and former employees, as well as the businesses contracts were awarded to," reads the statement.

"This will include examining the tendering and selection process, any actual and potential financial benefits obtained by any such employees and members of their respective families and their associates, connected to DOT/PTV and the systems and controls in place at the DOT and PTV concerning procurement."

IBAC Commissioner Stephen O’Bryan will preside at the public examinations in Melbourne.

The examinations will be open to members of the public to attend.

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