First charge relating to national anti-corruption commission-led inquiry issued

Karen Barlow
Updated March 28 2024 - 4:28pm, first published 4:22pm

In a first for the new national corruption watchdog, a former employee of the Western Sydney Airport has been charged with allegedly asking for a $200,000 bribe while negotiating a $5 million contract.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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