The YCCC Whistleblowing Hotline has to date received 167 Complaints.
Every Complainant has been contacted by the Sethi Investigation team.
The number of Complaints being received via the Whistleblowing Hotline has now slowed markedly. Of those Complaints most recently received, few have fallen within the Sethi Investigation’s Terms of Reference; indeed, of those Complaints received so far in 2023, none have fallen within the Terms of Reference.
Of the 55 Complaints falling within the Terms of Reference, 23 Complaints continue to be the subject of active investigation and/or deliberation (the remaining 32 Complaints having been either resolved, redirected or voluntarily discontinued).
Of the Complaints falling within the Terms of Reference which are actively being investigated (save for two Complainants whose Complaints were received recently, and for whom the Sethi Investigation is in the process of arranging forthcoming interviews) every single Complainant has now attended an investigation meeting with the Sethi Investigation Team.
The Investigation meetings with each of those Complainants clarified the Complaints and identified the further steps necessary to progress the Investigation, from which the Sethi Investigation Team made a series of requests for further information to YCCC. The Sethi Investigation is pleased to record that YCCC has cooperated with the Sethi Investigation’s requests for further information, including permitting a forensic IT search of its computer systems. All of the documents produced as a result of those searches have been reviewed in detail by the Sethi Investigation Team.
The Sethi Investigation is presently conducting its remaining interviews with witnesses and complainants (including, in some instances, follow-up interviews), collating the evidence obtained, and is now predominantly engaged in drafting final determinations for several of the active Complaints it is investigating. That work continues.
The outcomes of those Complaints will be notified to YCCC once finalised.