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Legal challenges- the excessive abuse of power by faceless bureaucrats, keystone cops and wannabe celebrity lawyers.

One of ICAC’s highest-profile scalps, former NSW police minister Michael Gallacher, is set to return to the Baird government’s frontbench following the state corruption watchdog’s surprise move to back down in its corruption investigation over electoral donations. The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption is at risk of a fresh onslaught ...

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ICAC’s power questioned in case against Ian Macdonald

The criminal prosecution of ­former NSW politician Ian Macdonald is being partly organised by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the same ­organisation accused of suppressing exculpatory evidence that favours Mr Macdonald. The involvement of ICAC in organising people to give evidence against Mr Macdonald has raised concerns about a potential ...

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ICAC delivers a classic Clouseau in NuCoal case

  Inspector Clouseau can be proud of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. Under the leadership of former Commissioner David Ipp, this agency conducted an inquiry into the grant of a coal exploration licence at Doyles Creek that is right out of Clouseau’s playbook. Evidence of critical importance was simply ...

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POLITICIANS SPIN FILE #3

Baird backs extension to ICAC’s powers The recent vote in Parliament to extend ICAC’s powers to allow ICAC to initiate criminal charges continues the systematic erosion of governance standards in NSW – particularly as they relate to ICAC – under the Baird Government. To be sure the ICAC and Saint ...

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POLITICIANS SPIN FILE #2

The story that ran in the SMH yesterday that the Upper House in NSW is set to dump the legislation proposed by Upton/Baird which aimed to extend ICAC’s powers is refreshing. Heartfelt thanks to Christian Democrats, Shooters and Adam Searle (mentioned in the story) and any others that feel the ...

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NuCoal US investor Ventry says it won’t put money in Australia

by: CHRIS MERRITT  : The Australian  October 23, 2015 A second American company has vowed never again to invest in Australia because the NSW government expropriated its assets on the recommendation of the Independent Commission against ­Corruption. After suffering massive losses because of the expropriation, Ventry Industries, an investment holding ...

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