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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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Senator Rex Patrick (South Australia) Speech in Parliament 13/11/2018

THE SENATE PROOF ADJOURNMENT Mining Industry SPEECH Tuesday, 13 November 2018  Senator PATRICK (South Australia) (21:03): Tonight I rise to raise a number of concerns about South Australian constituents who, as investors, have been financially affected by the passing of the Mining Amendments (ICAC Operations Jasper and Acacia) Bill 2014 in the ...

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Doyles Creek Mining Valuation Inaccuracies

The following interesting information was contained within NuCoal’s most recent quarterly information. The investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) relied on a so called ‘fact’ that Exploration Licence 7270 was valued at $100m when Minister Macdonald awarded it to Doyles Creek Mining Pty Ltd (DCM) in 2008.  This ...

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Families, retirees calling on Michael Johnsen to help them fight for compensation

LOCAL families and retirees are calling on Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen to help them fight for compensation, as they continue to suffer from the loss of thousands of dollars in personal savings due to the NSW Government’s decision to cancel a coalmine licence. Almost 50, of about 3000, innocent ...

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Howarth Drilling Contractor destroyed by ICAC

Howarth Drilling, a local family owned drilling company of 25 years, suffered loss due to ICAC’s recommendation that Doyles Creek EL 7270 be cancelled. The business was destroyed and Howarth Drilling continue to seek justice. See photos below of protest outside Parliament on 4 May 2018.

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The Hon Dr Peter Phelps – Speech in Parliament (15/05/2018)

OPERATION ACACIA The Hon. Dr PETER PHELPS ( 17:54 ): I once again raise my concerns about Operation Acacia, an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption [ICAC] into the Doyles Creek Training mine. One of the allegations raised against the Doyles Creek operation was that it was not a serious training mine because ...

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