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NSW ICAC kept witness’s amnesia report secret for five years

The NSW government’s anti-corruption agency faces accu­sations of misleading parliament after evidence emerged showing it had failed to disclose that one of its most important reports ­relied on evidence from a brain-­damaged witness who had ­amnesia. The witness, investment banker Paul Gardner Brook, has a cognitive impairment after a frontal lobe ...

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ICAC leaps ahead but stumbles at vital hurdle

It has taken a while, but the NSW government’s anti-corruption agency is showing signs of having learned something from its recent history. Initiatives unveiled by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption have the ­potential to change this agency’s procedures for the better. A chief executive is to be appointed and ...

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How ICAC got it wrong on Ransley, embarrassing NSW

This week’s exoneration of businessman Craig Ransley has provided a very important lesson for the NSW government and that state’s media, if they are willing to learn. Five years ago, a NSW government agency conducted an inquiry that, unlike the courts, was not at arm’s length from the government and ...

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Letter to the Editor of Newcastle Herald from Glen Lewis, Non-Executive Director of NuCoal Resources Ltd

Glen Lewis, Non-Executive Director of NuCoal Resources Ltd letter to the Editor in response to an article published by the Newcastle Herald titled “Minister silent on NuCoal” on Monday 19 March 2018 by Joanne McCarthy which contains factual errors I am writing on behalf of the 3000 NuCoal shareholders, including the ...

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ICAC should be investigated over mine licence evidence

Thanks to the latest disclosure under parliamentary privilege, it is now arguable that one of the most important reports on corruption ever presented to the NSW parliament was so misleading it ­deserves to be pulped. The 2013 report on Operation Jasper, by the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption, ignored secret ...

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