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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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Alan Jones continues to raise ICAC injustices

Alan Jones continues to raise a number of  ICAC injustices which have impacted the lives of so many innocent people. Listen here (relevant part starts approx. 53 min in) –> https://www.2gb.com/podcast/alan-jones-full-show-november-20th-2/  

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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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