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US disputes $131m coal seizure by NSW

Australian officials have been involved in confidential talks with the US aimed at heading off a formal trade dispute over the confiscation by NSW of US-owned assets worth $131 million. Unless the affair is resolved, Australia could come under pressure from the Trump administration to agree to international arbitration aimed ...

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Alan Jones fights for Innocent Victims- NuCoal

Great story by Alan Jones today interviewing Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor, The Australian on the NuCoal saga. Well worth listening to- relevant story starts at approx. 51  mins into this podcast. Highlight the link below and right click then follow the Go to prompt- https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/alan-jones-full-show-february-19th?t=51m28s  

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More grist for the mill!

Australian taxpayers are facing a $260 million legal claim under the US-Australia free-trade agreement over the alleged expropriation of four gas turbines. American company APR Energy has enlisted the support of a high-profile band of US politicians, including former Republican presidential nominee hopeful Marco Rubio, to pressure the ­government to ...

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Obeids and ICAC feel blow of The Hammer in NSW Supreme Court

There is no doubt that Eddie Obeid and his sons are, by a country mile, the big losers from this week’s ruling by David Hammerschlag in the NSW Supreme Court. The Hammer demolished their case against the Independent Commission Against Corruption and he did so using language that was guaranteed ...

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Rogue body persecutes innocents via trial by media

Our common law system with all its appeals, formalities and procedures, checks and balances, hard-won evidentiary rules developed for the protection of individual liberty, may be slow and even arcane. But the hierarchy of the courts, and the many sets of eyes that review every allegation at every point, ensure ...

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Former NSW police minister Mike Gallacher in disbelief over ICAC findings

Former NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher said he “no longer has faith in our justice system” after ICAC ignored his evidence and found he had intended to evade electoral laws to funnel illegal property developer donations into the Liberal Party. In an exclusive interview with The Australian, Mr Gallacher said ...

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ICAC denies duty to reveal exculpatory material

NSW’s anti-­corruption agency ­believes it is not required to disclose material that tends to exonerate those who are facing corruption inquiries. The Independent Commission Against Corruption believes disclosing exculpatory material is ­impractical because it would ­require the agency to reveal all of the information it assembles about people under investigation. ...

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