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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a scrapped $94m mine deal The MPs say blameless shareholders have been left out of pocket after the company’s licence was revoked American shareholders are also planning to seek compensation, which followed an ICAC inquiry ...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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Ex-premier’s secret evidence ‘must be heard: Ian Macdonald

After having his criminal conviction quashed and being ordered to face a retrial, former NSW minister Ian Macdonald is taking legal advice on whether to call Labor senator Kristina Keneally to repeat her secret evidence that he says supports his innocence. Mr Macdonald, freed from jail last month by the ...

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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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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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