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NSW crossbenchers Latham and Nile back compensation calls over scrapped mine deal

Key points: Fred Nile and Mark Latham are pushing for investors to be compensated over a scrapped $94m mine deal The MPs say blameless shareholders have been left out of pocket after the company’s licence was revoked American shareholders are also planning to seek compensation, which followed an ICAC inquiry ...

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Federal ICAC: Hard lessons from state wrongs

Mark Dreyfus’s plan to identify the best and worst features of the state anti-corruption commissions should focus the minds of those in NSW who persist in defending the indefensible. If Dreyfus becomes the next federal Attorney-General and follows through with this plan, NSW will inevitably dominate his list of the ...

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Clear air to repair NSW parliament’s costly blunders

Gladys Berejiklian’s freshly re-elected government in NSW now has four clear years in which to make amends for two of the most expensive errors ever made by a state parliament. It will cost millions of dollars to set things right, but the sooner the NSW Premier addresses this disaster, the ...

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Crossbenchers pledge to seek compo over NuCoal Resources

The next NSW government will be confronted with a bloc of crossbenchers in the upper house, possibly holding the balance of power, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for innocent victims of an ICAC-driven expropriation of private property. They have pledged to use their numbers in the upper house to ...

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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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Keneally evidence ‘withheld’

The extraordinary tale of Ian Macdonald has a very clear lesson: the findings of the NSW government’s anti-corruption commission are not conclusive and anyone who treats them as such does so at great risk. The quashing of Macdonald’s conviction for misconduct in public office by the NSW Court of ­Appeal ...

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