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Ex-ICAC chief miffed at claims

The former head of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has accused the agency’s inspector of giving credence to old arguments that he had engaged in improper communications with the state government about the “preferred outcome” of an unfinished inquiry. Former ICAC commissioner David Ipp said he found it hard ...

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ICAC Prosecution Briefs with DPP in relation to Operation Acacia

The Commission is of the opinion that consideration should be given to obtaining the advice of the DPP with respect to the prosecution of Ian Macdonald, John Maitland, Craig Ransley and Andrew Poole for various offences as follows – Ian Macdonald, for the common law offence of misconduct in public ...

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NuCoal’s Loss, Shareholders Lose, Australia Loses

In December 2009, NuCoal acquired all of the issued capital of Doyles Creek Mining Pty Ltd (DCM) for $94 million and thereby Exploration Licence 7270 (EL 7270). On 23 November 2011, the NSW Government announced that the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) would be tasked with undertaking an inquiry into ...

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ICAC – unfair, unjust and un-Australian

Having progress into the writing of my book about the NSW coal explorer NuCoal and the outrageous way in which it was stripped of a $360m coal project, I am fast reaching the conclusion that ICAC destroys far more than it can possibly create. It is renegade force without and ...

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NuCoal investor makes plea to NSW MPs

Sean Nicholls State Political Editor The plight of a shareholder who faces losing hundreds of thousands of dollars when a controversial coal licence is torn up by the NSW government will be raised in the Coalition party room before special legislation is introduced to Parliament. Newcastle MP Tim Owen will ...

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Mum and Dad Investors Appeal Compo Decision

NUCOAL shareholders, including Hunter-based “mum and dad” investors, have appealed to the state government to reconsider its decision not to compensate them as it prepares to strip their company of its exploration licence. Newcastle MP Tim Owen will raise the issue of compensation at a Coalition party room meeting ahead ...

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