Former Australian Olympic Committee Staffer Ryan Wells has written an open letter to the Australian Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission pleading for intervention in the investigation of AOC Media Director Mike Tancred. In April 2017, Mr Tancred was stood down pending an investigation into allegations that he engaged in bullying conduct on 12 separate occasions. An investigation, carried out by Ian Callinan, Susan Crennan and Greg James has concluded Mr Tancred’s conduct with respect to Fiona De Jong did not constitute bullying, as it “was not repetitive conduct.” Other allegations made against Mr Tancred are still under investigation. In his letter, Mr Wells criticised the AOC Code of Ethics for defining bullying “in such a narrow way” that allegations of bullying against each employee are each considered separately rather than as a chain of behaviour. President of the Athletes’ Commission, Steve Hooker has not commented on this matter.
Contractor Betchel has revealed that 128 workers have been removed from the Wheatstone site for breaching the community code by engaging in violence or aggressive behaviour or destroying and damaging accommodation. Twenty-nine of these workers were removed from the site in the last twelve months.