IBAC Investigations

Between 2015-16, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) investigated a number of allegations of serious corruption at the Department of Education and Training through Operation Ord and Operation Dunham.

The Operation Ord report was publically released on 29 April 2106. The Operation Dunham report was publically released on 27 January 2017. Details of the scope of these investigations are provided below.

DET reporting to IBAC

Operation Ord – Gill Callister the Secretary DET, committed to providing IBAC with a detailed progress report on the implementation of its reform program by 30 December 2016, and a final report demonstrating the effectiveness of these reforms by 30 September 2017. Both reports were provided to IBAC:

1.     Building Confidence in our Systems and Culture: Integrity Reform in the Depatment of Education and Training

2. Working with Integrity: The Department of Education and Training’s Second Report to IBAC

Working with Integrity: The Department of Education and Training's Second Report to IBAC (accessible version) (docx - 2.47mb)

Operation Dunham – the Working with Integrity report also provides an update on the Department’s progress implementing the reform program to address issues identified in Operation Dunham, with the final report demonstrating the effectiveness of these reforms to be provided to IBAC by 30 March 2018.

Operation Dunham (Ultranet)

The Secretary of the Department of Education and Training Gill Callister made a statement to IBAC’s Operation Dunham, outlining a range of reforms in response to the issues raised during the public inquiry.

For more information see:

Operation Dunham is separate to Operation Ord, for which public hearings were held between April and June 2015.

For the full scope of the public examinations, see: Operation Dunham - IBAC

Operation Ord (Banker Schools)

Appearing as the last witness in the public inquiry, the Secretary of the Department of Education and Training Gill Callister set out her plan to address the issues raised by the Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission and by the Department’s own internal audits and reviews since the investigation began.

For more information see:

For the full scope of the public examinations, see: Operation Ord - IBAC