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Crossbench move for NuCoal compensation

The next NSW government will be confronted with a bloc of crossbenchers in the upper house, possibly holding the balance of power, who are demanding millions of dollars in compensation for innocent victims of an ICAC-driven ­expropriation of private property. They have signed a pledge ­acknowledging that 3400 innocent shareholders ...

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Virtue-signalling Marxists are not Green

In-fighting has caused the NSW Greens to abandon the party’s key principals, writes former Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham. When I ripped up my Greens membership in December last year I labelled the NSW Greens “rotten, corrupt and toxic”. What surprised me most in the days and weeks that followed is that ...

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Appeals Court gives ministers clear view of the law

Ministers in every government — state and federal — are the biggest winners from yesterday’s courtroom victory in NSW by Ian Macdonald and John Maitland. They now have the benefit of bright-line guidance on exactly what sort of decisions will amount to the criminal offence of misconduct in public office. The ...

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Christian Porter’s proposal protects the rule of law

Christian Porter’s proposal for a federal anti-corruption commission has achieved something remarkable. The Attorney-General has positioned the Morrison government as the champion of human rights. Equally remarkable is the reality confronting Bill Shorten’s Labor Party: unless it takes great care, Labor could find itself pushed into the arms of a ...

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Federal ICAC backers must learn from state wrongs

So far, the collateral damage ­inflicted on the innocent has been given insufficient attention by those who are clamouring for a federal equivalent of the NSW ­Independent Commission Against Corruption. That needs to change. The NSW experience should be closely examined to ensure the commonwealth does not follow this state’s ...

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