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‘Don’t act like a banana republic’: US business warns Australia

A leading US business lobby group has warned the federal government that Australia risks being wrongly perceived as “a banana republic” because of an ICAC-driven expropriation of American assets. This assessment, by the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, has been triggered by the NSW government’s refusal to compensate US ...

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ICAC accusations leave a trail of destruction

Murray Kear is the latest to join me as a member of the ICAC survivor’s club: found innocent in court but not exonerated by this anti-corruption agency. Kear, a former commissioner of the NSW State Emergency Service, has been exonerated by the NSW justice system after being accused of corruption ...

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Another example of NSW having double standards! How is this justice Mike Baird?

SPIN FILE #5 Earlier this week John Maitland, who was the Chairman of Doyles Creek Mining Pty Ltd for a period before the company was purchased at arm’s length by NuCoal in February 2010, was sentenced after being found guilty of intentionally giving misleading evidence to the ICAC during public ...

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Sovereign risk increased in NSW- as expected!

The latest results from the well regarded Fraser Institute survey should have NSW MP’s worried. It shows that stealing people’s property has consequences! The Fraser Institute of mining companies is a well respected international survey of mining and exploration company managers that has been conducted annually since 1997. The 2015 ...

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Who’s responsible to ensure ICAC follow rules? It seems no-one!

Sydney silk Geoffrey Watson SC has denied exercising any power when he was counsel assisting for the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. Mr Watson has told the NSW Supreme Court he was simply performing a function when he was ICAC’s counsel assisting and was required to carry out that function ...

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Tide turning in ICAC accountability battle

There is enough material on the public record to justify a judicial inquiry into the NSW government’s anti-corruption agency. The only thing preventing that is politics — and that could be about to change. In a rational world, no government would tolerate any agency that conducted itself like the NSW ...

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ICJ tells NSW to pay Macdonald’s legal costs

The International Commission of Jurists has urged the NSW government to reconsider its refusal to provide an ex gratia payment to former Labor minister Ian Macdonald so he can defend himself against criminal charges arising from decisions he made while in office. The refusal to pay Mr Macdonald’s legal costs ...

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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 boss Megan Latham snubbed inspector David Levine

Commissioner Megan Latham refused to meet ICAC inspector David Levine to ­answer questions about the bungled investigation into prosecutor Margaret Cunneen. The Australian can reveal Mr Levine, a former Supreme Court judge, sought the meeting with Ms Latham while compiling his report into ICAC’s pursuit of Ms Cunneen, which involved ...

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