A senior Education Department official was sacked yesterday after he told an anti-corruption hearing he threw documents into a bin at Bunnings in “somewhat of a panic” because he was being investigated.
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission’s hearing into Education Department corruption was told on Wednesday that Victoria’s south-east regional director, John Allman, threw documents that detailed financial transactions involving “his” banker school, Silverton Primary School, into a bin at Bunnings. Banker schools were used to distribute department funding for schools.
“I went into somewhat of a panic after eight IBAC officers went into my home and that’s what I immediately did on the day,” Mr Allman said.
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