Media Releases

Statement on Operation Tolosa

Ron Hoenig – Minister for Local Government

9 November 2023

Statement from the Minister for Local Government, Ron Hoenig:
I have reviewed the report released today by the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC) in relation to Operation Tolosa.
Having considered ICAC’s recommendation I have suspended Angelo Tsirekas from civic office with a view to his dismissal for serious corrupt conduct effective immediately.
Should Cr Tsirekas be dismissed from his civic office, there are processes in place that would enable City of Canada Bay councillors to fill the position of mayor for the remainder of the current term of council.
The prosecution or otherwise of Cr Tsirekas and other people named in the report is a matter for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Government will be considering ICAC’s corruption prevention recommendations contained in the report and will respond in due course.

MEDIA: Peter McCabe | Minister Hoenig | 0439 707 101

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