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Mark Latham pushes case against state-sponsored theft

It’s easy to see why Mark Latham is among those who have pledged to compensate NuCoal Resources for what amounts to an act of state-sponsored theft. Latham hopes to win a seat in the NSW upper house on a platform that includes reinforcing property rights by forcing the state to ...

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Crossbench move for NuCoal compensation

The next NSW government will be confronted with a bloc of crossbenchers in the upper house, possibly holding the balance of power, who are demanding millions of dollars in compensation for innocent victims of an ICAC-driven ­expropriation of private property. They have signed a pledge ­acknowledging that 3400 innocent shareholders ...

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Federal ICAC backers must learn from state wrongs

So far, the collateral damage ­inflicted on the innocent has been given insufficient attention by those who are clamouring for a federal equivalent of the NSW ­Independent Commission Against Corruption. That needs to change. The NSW experience should be closely examined to ensure the commonwealth does not follow this state’s ...

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Cessnock MP Clayton Barr frustrated at NuCoal investor inaction

CESSNOCK MP Clayton Barr said he is frustrated that local investors in NuCoal resources are still being forced to fight for compensation. Around 500, of approximately 3000, innocent shareholders in NuCoal Resources live in the Coalfields region and had their investment made effectively worthless by the actions of the NSW ...

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Families, retirees calling on Michael Johnsen to help them fight for compensation

LOCAL families and retirees are calling on Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen to help them fight for compensation, as they continue to suffer from the loss of thousands of dollars in personal savings due to the NSW Government’s decision to cancel a coalmine licence. Almost 50, of about 3000, innocent ...

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Margaret Cunneen calls for ICAC review system

NSW prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC has called for the state’s anti-corruption agency to be subjected to a new system of merits ­review aimed at weeding out mistakes that currently remain ­uncorrected. Ms Cunneen questioned why those who are found to be corrupt by ICAC, but who are never charged with ...

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