"Rod there are some people from the ICAC here to see you".
There was no way of telling at the time, but those words heralded the unfolding of a sex and corruption scandal that would see the regional Australian city of Wollongong propelled into international headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Named and Shamed is the story of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption investigation that led to sensational claims of sex for approval of development applications, extortion by conmen, and political corruption that licked at the heels of a state government.
It is a Wollongong story but also a tale that could be set anywhere in Australia. The story is told through the eyes of Rod Oxley, former CEO of Wollongong City Council, who gives his account of the ICAC investigation and findings, and the impact the scandal has had on him personally and on Wollongong as a whole.
About the Author
Neyrl East is a writer, speaker and communication specialist with extensive experience in local government, including six years at Wollongong City Council. She began her career as a radio journalist and spent more than ten years in regional televisions. Neryl has PhD and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Wollongong.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 2009
Publisher: Jane Curry Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.17