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ICAC Won’t Lift Suppression for Parliamentary Oversight

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has refused to lift a suppression order over key documents from three completed inquiries because it believes it is not in the public interest for a committee of the NSW parliament to know what they contain. The suppression order, under section 112 of the ICAC ...

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ICAC’s Failings are Caused by its Alien Structure

One of the enduring criticisms of the NSW justice system has been its failure to secure criminal convictions against those who have already been processed by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. It’s a problem that is easily fixed. After ICAC’s catastrophic pursuit of prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC, it is becoming ...

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NuCoal Innocent says ICAC, But Still No Compensation

With a determination handed down by Justice Stephen Rothman only last week, the Court found that ICAC acted in accordance with its common law duties, however, it also made statements that bring into question Parliament’s actions in cancelling NuCoal’s exploration license with NO compensation. The Court made clear statements about ...

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Nick Greiner, the only other premier to resign over ICAC- ABC April 2014

ELEANOR HALL: And just finally Mr Greiner, given that it’s only really managed to claim two Liberal premier scalps, do you ever regret setting up the ICAC? NICK GREINER: No I don’t Eleanor and I don’t really… I mean I understand whenever these things happen people argue about some of ...

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ICAC: Cascade Coal director McGuigan pans ‘totally unfair’ processes

  Cascade Coal director John McGuigan has slammed the process that led to the company being stripped of its mining licences, saying a report on the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption this week demonstrated the “totally unfair nature” of its treatment. Mr McGuigan, a former executive chairman of global law ...

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Mike Baird’s ICAC reform: painful process of restoring state’s standing begins

Mike Baird’s decision to reform his anticorruption commission is just the beginning. It means the NSW Premier has started the painful process of restoring his state’s standing as a bastion of the rule of law. The Independent Commission Against Corruption will continue to have an important role. But the reform ...

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ICAC boss tells MPs how to do their job

AUG 8th 2015 – The head of the NSW anticorruption agency has clashed repeatedly with a parliamentary committee after she tried to avoid answering questions about her agency’s failed pursuit of prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC. Megan Latham, who leads the Independent Commission Against Corruption, told the committee yesterday that it ...

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Unjust mining act should be repealed

Last month David Ipp sent a statement to The Australian about his December 2013 report on Operation Acacia – an unusual step indeed for a former commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, who is also a former judge. The statement commented on matters that my company, NuCoal Resources ...

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ICAC’s NuCoal findings are now debatable

  There are many strands to the rule of law, but at its heart is the idea that the same law should apply to everyone. The regrettable consequences of bypassing that principle can be gleaned from the article on the opposite page. When the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption and ...

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