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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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Nippon Gas: NSW mine grab a breach of treaty

 by: CHRIS MERRITT,  The Australian, November 20, 2015. A  Japanese company that was stripped of assets worth millions of dollars based on a recommendation from the NSW anti-corruption agency has complained that its treatment breaches a ­treaty with Australia.  Nippon Gas says it was denied the right to challenge findings ...

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Mike Baird, not Turnbull, should clean up Barry O’Farrell’s mess

by: Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor,  The Australian, November 13, 2015. Sooner of later, Malcolm Turnbull will inherit the mess that was left unresolved when Barry O’Farrell became the second NSW premier whose departure from politics was caused by ICAC. O’Farrell’s parting gift was a potential trade dispute with the ...

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Political stitch up from the start………

One day the truth will come out as to why the O’Farrell Government specifically went against the recommendation in the Clayton Utz report and sent the investigation of EL 7270 to ICAC, rather than a Special Commission of Inquiry as recommended by Clayton Utz. The report clearly stated at page 16 that ...

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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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Asset Seizure by NSW Infuriates Americans

American institutions are considering launching international arbitration proceedings against Australia because the government of former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell expropriated US assets worth $120 million. The US institutions, which had major shareholdings in listed mining company NuCoal Resources, were among the main losers last year when the O’Farrell government cancelled ...

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