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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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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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Cessnock MP Clayton Barr frustrated at NuCoal investor inaction

CESSNOCK MP Clayton Barr said he is frustrated that local investors in NuCoal resources are still being forced to fight for compensation. Around 500, of approximately 3000, innocent shareholders in NuCoal Resources live in the Coalfields region and had their investment made effectively worthless by the actions of the NSW ...

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A window into a most curious ICAC episode

Thanks to a report by ICAC inspector Bruce McClintock — and the benefits of parliamentary privilege — it is now possible to reveal what might well be a missing piece in the bizarre history of corruption in NSW. McClintock’s report, which has been tabled in the NSW parliament, outlines why ...

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NuCoal seizure by NSW casts pall over US tariff talks

The NSW government’s expropriation of US-owned assets worth $131 million threatens to complicate Australia’s efforts to be exempted from threatened tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium. The expropriation by NSW was raised by the Americans during last month’s talks in Washington between Trade Minister Steve Ciobo and US Trade ...

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Barry O’Farrell victim looks to Trump for NuCoal redress

The welfare of a wheelchair-bound girl in Newcastle might not have been a priority for the NSW government when it expropriated coal exploration licences four years ago. But there is a growing view that it should have been. When that decision was made, it was portrayed by former premier Barry ...

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Alan Jones fights for Innocent Victims- NuCoal

Great story by Alan Jones today interviewing Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor, The Australian on the NuCoal saga. Well worth listening to- relevant story starts at approx. 51  mins into this podcast. Highlight the link below and right click then follow the Go to prompt- https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/alan-jones-full-show-february-19th?t=51m28s  

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