Missing files in AWH inquiry before ICAC
A RAFT of documents about the early dealings of Australian Water Holdings has been given to a corruption inquiry into the company, more than six months after the information was requested.
The documents cover 2010 - a period of AWH's operations that saw the Obeid family give it a $3 million loan and AWH make donations to a state Liberal Party campaign.
A letter to the Independent Commission Against Corruption dated March 31 this year was publicly released on Wednesday, showing an "error" in providing all documents requested in September last year.
The commission had asked for all information related to the company and its predecessor, Rouse Hill Infrastructure Consortium Pty Ltd, from 2004 to the end of December 2010.
But an accounting firm handling the documents said a recent review of the documents first provided in October last year showed information for AWH's 2010 operations was not provided.
The firm then provided those documents, which have not yet been released publicly, but wrote it still was unable to supply some documents for the 2006-07 financial year.
"These records appear to have been incorrectly filed in our archive system and we are continuing in our efforts to locate them," the letter reads.
"We request that additional time be granted to locate these missing records."
The documents cover a controversial time for the company, including the period surrounding the appointment of now-Senator Arthus Sinodinos as the company's chairman.