It has been reported that the New South Wales Supreme Court has heard that officers of a construction union received cash kickbacks from building contractors. The former union secretary Craig Bates gave evidence on 6 October 2010. He is reported to have said that the demolition companies paid him and Mr Andrew Ferguson $A5,000 each twice a year.
It has been reported that an Australian construction manager has been detained in India for allegedly taking a $190,000 bribe to allow a subcontractor to build a hospital and college in Afghanistan. According to a U.S. Department of Justice statement, Mr Neil Campbell was indicted on August 19 by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on the charge of receiving a bribe while working for an organization receiving U.S. government funds. Arnold Fields, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction said that the arrest “serves as a strong warning to all who defraud the U.S. in Afghanistan that they will be found and held accountable, regardless of citizenship”.