In November 2012 the current Council referred a complaint to the then Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC), alleging that former Council employees knowingly undertook ineligible works through the 2010 Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) program and fraudulently claimed NDRRA funds for those works. The CMC assessed a large volume of material, and in August 2013 an investigation began. The investigation involved examining a large number of documents, interviewing more than 40 witnesses and liaising with other government agencies. On Monday, the CCC announced it found no evidence that the Council employees committed fraud in undertaking the works or in applying for NDRRA funding. The investigation found that the NDRRA guidelines were open to different interpretations and the Council employees had an honest and reasonable belief that the works were within guidelines. The investigation also found that a range of other factors contributed to the Council’s overspend on 2010 disaster recovery works. In September 2013, the CMC received another complaint from the current Council. This complaint alleged that former Council employees failed to correctly record a loan of more than $10 million in financial statements; used the borrowings on a cash flow basis, in breach of loan conditions and Council policy; and misled Councillors about the Council’s financial position. The CMC assessed the complaint and in October 2013 an investigation into this was launched. Both investigations are now closed and the CCC will take no further action.