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Another example of NSW having double standards! How is this justice Mike Baird?

SPIN FILE #5 Earlier this week John Maitland, who was the Chairman of Doyles Creek Mining Pty Ltd for a period before the company was purchased at arm’s length by NuCoal in February 2010, was sentenced after being found guilty of intentionally giving misleading evidence to the ICAC during public ...

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Who’s responsible to ensure ICAC follow rules? It seems no-one!

Sydney silk Geoffrey Watson SC has denied exercising any power when he was counsel assisting for the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. Mr Watson has told the NSW Supreme Court he was simply performing a function when he was ICAC’s counsel assisting and was required to carry out that function ...

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Barrister blasts ICAC prosecution power plan

Prominent barrister Charles ­Waterstreet has denounced moves to grant the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption the power to initiate criminal prosecutions. “There should be an intervening prosecution body that can independently assess the value of the investigation,” Mr Waterstreet said. “Investigators have a dog in the race but if you ...

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NuCoal Innocent says ICAC, But Still No Compensation

With a determination handed down by Justice Stephen Rothman only last week, the Court found that ICAC acted in accordance with its common law duties, however, it also made statements that bring into question Parliament’s actions in cancelling NuCoal’s exploration license with NO compensation. The Court made clear statements about ...

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Supreme Court Action Commenced by Metgasco Against NSW Government

On Friday, 4 September, Metgasco served a statement of claim on the NSW Government for damages associated with the unlawful suspension of its Rosella drilling program in 2014. The matter will be heard in the NSW Supreme Court on dates that are yet to be defined. In 2014, Metgasco took the ...

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ICAC boss tells MPs how to do their job

AUG 8th 2015 – The head of the NSW anticorruption agency has clashed repeatedly with a parliamentary committee after she tried to avoid answering questions about her agency’s failed pursuit of prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC. Megan Latham, who leads the Independent Commission Against Corruption, told the committee yesterday that it ...

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‘Freedoms’ inquiry focus on property rights

  The Australian Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into traditional freedoms is set to gain a stronger focus on the protection of property rights after the appointment of Queensland academic Suri Ratnapala to a key role. His appointment as a parttime member to help with the “freedoms” inquiry comes amid growing ...

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ICAC Prosecution Briefs with DPP in relation to Operation Acacia

The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the DPP with respect to the prosecution of Ian Macdonald, John Maitland, Craig Ransley and Andrew Poole for various offences as follows – Ian Macdonald, for the common law offence of misconduct in public ...

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