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NSW ICAC kept witness’s amnesia report secret for five years

The NSW government’s anti-corruption agency faces accu­sations of misleading parliament after evidence emerged showing it had failed to disclose that one of its most important reports ­relied on evidence from a brain-­damaged witness who had ­amnesia. The witness, investment banker Paul Gardner Brook, has a cognitive impairment after a frontal lobe ...

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ICAC should be investigated over mine licence evidence

Thanks to the latest disclosure under parliamentary privilege, it is now arguable that one of the most important reports on corruption ever presented to the NSW parliament was so misleading it ­deserves to be pulped. The 2013 report on Operation Jasper, by the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption, ignored secret ...

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The Hon Dr Peter Phelps – Speech in Parliament (15/03/2018)

OPERATION ACACIA The Hon. Dr PETER PHELPS (16:26): I again discuss the Doyles Creek matter and Operation Acacia. On 25 February 2013 during the compulsory examination of Jamie Gibson, who is a former staff member of Mr Ian Macdonald, Counsel Assisting Braham attempted to convince Mr Gibson that a brief Mr Gibson thought ...

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ICAC ruling puts a criminal cloud over ministerial discretion

At least one member of the NSW parliament has twigged to the implications of last year’s conviction of former Labor minister Ian Macdonald for misconduct in public office. The Liberal Party’s Peter Phelps spelled out those implications on Tuesday in a statement to the state’s upper house that should send ...

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