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Letter to the Editor of Newcastle Herald from Glen Lewis, Non-Executive Director of NuCoal Resources Ltd

Glen Lewis, Non-Executive Director of NuCoal Resources Ltd letter to the Editor in response to an article published by the Newcastle Herald titled “Minister silent on NuCoal” on Monday 19 March 2018 by Joanne McCarthy which contains factual errors I am writing on behalf of the 3000 NuCoal shareholders, including the ...

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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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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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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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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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The Hon Dr Peter Phelps – Speech in Parliament (06/03/2018)

Personal explanation: OPERATION ACACIA The Hon. Dr PETER PHELPS ( 15:08 ): By leave: On 14 February in this place I made a speech in relation to Mr Ian Macdonald, the granting of the Doyles Creek exploration licence and what I saw as the malfeasance of the Independent Commission Against Corruption in relation to ...

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