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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 leaps ahead but stumbles at vital hurdle

It has taken a while, but the NSW government’s anti-corruption agency is showing signs of having learned something from its recent history. Initiatives unveiled by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption have the ­potential to change this agency’s procedures for the better. A chief executive is to be appointed and ...

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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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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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ICAC’s secret government talks

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has been authorised by law to engage in undisclosed communications with the state government during the course of its inquiries, according to a draft report to state parliament. The draft report, which has been prepared by ICAC Inspector Bruce McClintock SC, rejects accusations of ...

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Alan Jones fights for Innocent Victims- NuCoal

Great story by Alan Jones today interviewing Chris Merritt, Legal Affairs Editor, The Australian on the NuCoal saga. Well worth listening to- relevant story starts at approx. 51  mins into this podcast. Highlight the link below and right click then follow the Go to prompt- https://omny.fm/shows/the-alan-jones-breakfast-show/alan-jones-full-show-february-19th?t=51m28s  

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Justice has a high price when it comes to defeating ICAC

ICAC investigator Paul Grainger was the last person on the planet that Andrew Poole wanted to speak to. For Poole, Grainger was the personification of his nemesis — the Independent Commission Against Corruption, whose 2013 “findings” of corruption against the Newcastle businessman must rank alongside the Margaret Cunneen affair as ...

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