Corporate Governance

Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC leading Jodi Steele and Steven Cominos of counsel, instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright and Clayton Utz, acted for the former Chief Executive Officer of Greyhound Racing NSW, Mr Brent Hogan, in this NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the governance and future of the Greyhound Racing Industry in NSW.

The inquiry held public hearings between September 2015 and February 2016, after which it received extensive written submissions from parties. The Commissioner, former High Court Justice, Michael McHugh QC, reported on 16 June 2016. [Link to Commission Site]

The final report was released on 7 July 2016, at which time the NSW Government announced plans to close down the industry by 1 July 2017:

ICAC Investigation into the NSW Mine Subsidence Board (Operation Tunic)

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC and Luke Chapman of counsel acted for the NSW Mine Subsidence Board.

The inquiry investigated whether a former Acting CEO/ District Manager engaged in serious corrupt conduct that resulted in him receiving corrupt payments from MSB contractors. ICAC also investigated whether MSB end-to-end claims management process lacked satisfactory controls to prevent corruption.

Numerous corruption findings were made as were corruption prevention recommendations for the MSB to strengthen its organisational capability to fulfil its obligations, and build controls into the claims and tendering processes to restrict a single user having end-to-end control and exceeding expenditure delegations.

The public inquiry was conducted between 20 March and 29 May 2015, following which parties made extensive written submissions. The final report was delivered on 23 March 2016:


Independent Commission Against Corruption (Operation Credo)

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC acted as counsel for Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos, instructed by Arnold Bloch Leibler, in relation to the Independent Commission Against Corruption's investigations into Australian Water Holdings Pty Ltd and its dealings with Sydney Water Corporation (since January 2014).

Independent Commission Against Corruption - Operation Credo 

Reports status Public Notice (April 2016) 

Independent Commission Against Corruption (Operation Vesta)

CORRUPTION - investigation into alleged corrupt conduct concerning property leases and improper influence of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) officer

Dominique Hogan-Doran acted for businessman Mr Rodric David, leading Bora Kaplan of counsel.