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NSW crossbenchers Latham and Nile back compensation calls over scrapped mine deal

Key points: Fred Nile and Mark Latham are pushing for investors to be compensated over a scrapped $94m mine deal The MPs say blameless shareholders have been left out of pocket after the company’s licence was revoked American shareholders are also planning to seek compensation, which followed an ICAC inquiry ...

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Federal ICAC: Hard lessons from state wrongs

Mark Dreyfus’s plan to identify the best and worst features of the state anti-corruption commissions should focus the minds of those in NSW who persist in defending the indefensible. If Dreyfus becomes the next federal Attorney-General and follows through with this plan, NSW will inevitably dominate his list of the ...

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Clear air to repair NSW parliament’s costly blunders

Gladys Berejiklian’s freshly re-elected government in NSW now has four clear years in which to make amends for two of the most expensive errors ever made by a state parliament. It will cost millions of dollars to set things right, but the sooner the NSW Premier addresses this disaster, the ...

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Crucial decision for misconduct in public office

Repercussions from a brief hearing yesterday in the NSW Supreme Court are set to affect every politician and public official. The circumstances in which they risk criminal prosecution over decisions that bestow benefits are now more certain. This will act as a long-overdue guide for anti-corruption commissions whose work, until ...

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Mark Latham pushes case against state-sponsored theft

It’s easy to see why Mark Latham is among those who have pledged to compensate NuCoal Resources for what amounts to an act of state-sponsored theft. Latham hopes to win a seat in the NSW upper house on a platform that includes reinforcing property rights by forcing the state to ...

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Crossbenchers pledge to seek compo over NuCoal Resources

The next NSW government will be confronted with a bloc of crossbenchers in the upper house, possibly holding the balance of power, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for innocent victims of an ICAC-driven expropriation of private property. They have pledged to use their numbers in the upper house to ...

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