State Government departments have remained tight lipped following confirmation the NSW State Emergency Service State Headquarters has been assisting the Independent Commission Against Corruption with an investigation.
An SES spokeswoman confirmed earlier this week the organisation had been aiding ICAC, after the Mercury received numerous anonymous tip-offs indicating ICAC personnel had visited SES headquarters in Wollongong.
‘‘The SES is assisting ICAC with its investigations, and is not able to provide any more information at this stage,’’ the spokeswoman said.
ICAC does not comment on ongoing investigations before they are officially made public.
One source has told the Mercury computers, phones and other portable communication devices belonging to senior management were seized from the SES Wollongong office during an ICAC raid last Friday.
The source also said senior staff were ‘‘cut off’’ from the email system at the time.
A spokesman for Emergency Minister Michael Gallacher said the department was unable to comment on any investigation.
"The Minister’s Office has been advised an investigation is underway. It would be inappropriate to comment further," a spokesperson said.
It is not known when the investigation was launched, or whether the matter is related to any of ICAC’s other current investigations.