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Victoria's financial watchdog has been asked to investigate alleged theft and corruption on the state government's Caulfield-to-Dandenong sky rail project, in the wake of claims of wage fraud and copper theft on Labor's signature program.
The state opposition has written to the Auditor-General requesting a probe into allegations revealed in The Age that contractors working on the $1.6 billion sky rail program secretly renovated a manager's home, stole many tonnes of lucrative copper and falsified timesheets in a series of rackets potentially costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Kory Oxley, who worked for Lendlease, faced court on Wednesday over 11 criminal charges.CREDIT:JOE ARMAO
The Coalition's move has the backing of an unlikely bedfellow in the Victorian Greens, who are also calling for expanded powers for the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission to investigate whether rorting is happening on other huge transport projects.
It comes as the Level Crossing Removal Project's chief executive, Kevin Devlin, sent a strong message to anyone working on the government's multibillion-dollar program, warning that any illegal activity would be immediately detected and punished.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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