ICAC finds former Sydney University IT manager acted corruptly


The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has found that a former head of projects in the IT department at Sydney University engaged in serious corrupt conduct by improperly exercising his functions as an official at the university. ICAC found on Wednesday that Jason Meeth gave preferential treatment to Sydney-based Canberra Solutions Pty Ltd by selecting that company's candidates to work at the university as IT contractors, despite it not being a NSW government-accredited C100 company, which was a requirement under the university's direction for the recruitment of IT contractors. The watchdog said it is satisfied Meeth knew at the time he was required to comply with the now-scrapped "C100 scheme", which was displayed by him arranging for Canberra Solutions contractors to be nominated through an accredited supplier, so it would appear the process was just. ICAC said Meeth went as far as disguising the university's use of Canberra Solutions, which was managed by Balu Moothedath and his wife Sonata Devadas, on official documentation. The commission said this was because Meeth knew what he was undertaking was contrary to university policy.