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Ian Macdonald's fiery day in ICAC witness box

Ian Macdonald's fiery day in ICAC witness box | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
IAN Macdonald says he provided a list of mining company names to Moses Obeid "in good faith" and now feels "a bit swiped from the side" that the family went on to earn millions from the a coal deal.
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Ian Macdonald's wining, dining and mining

Ian Macdonald's wining, dining and mining | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
OVER a meal of suckling pig, oysters, duck and top-of-the-range red, Ian Macdonald signed away a mining licence that put millions in the pockets of his union mates, a corruption inquiry heard yesterday.
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Child Protection Inquiry chief accuses child protection officers of'over ...

Child Protection Inquiry chief accuses child protection officers of'over ... | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
Letters and Articles Regarding Politicians and Government Organisations · Corruption in other government departments ....

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Public servants targeted by ICAC

Public servants targeted by ICAC | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
The ICAC Act will be changed so findings made in ICAC can be used to take disciplinary action against public servants.

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NuCoal agrees to stop exploring on farmer's land

NuCoal agrees to stop exploring on farmer's land | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it

CONTROVERSIAL mining company NuCoal has agreed not to explore on land owned by farmer Ian Moore, despite a Land and Environment Court ruling last week allowing it to proceed.


NuCoal halted trading last week after NSW Energy and Resources Minister Chris Hartcher asked the company to stop exploring on its 2278ha licence, pending the outcome of a forthcoming Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry into the circumstances under which its exploration licence (EL 7270) was granted.

 

The NSW Government has asked the State’s corruption watchdog to investigate how the licence was granted to former national secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, John Maitland, by former minister Ian Macdonald in December 2008, without going to tender.

 

NuCoal company representatives met with Mr Hartcher last week but failed to reach agreement, and met again this morning.

 

Following the announcement by NuCoal that it would stay off “Strathmore”, the Jerrys Plains cattle-finishing property owned by Ian and Robyn Moore, Mr Hartcher welcomed the move


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Sky News: ICAC investigating prison corruption

Sky News: ICAC investigating prison corruption | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
Sky News is Australia's leader in 24-hour news.

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Free speech and other human rights: the clause that almost sank the Human Rights Bill

Free speech and other human rights: the clause that almost sank the Human Rights Bill | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
One news item buried among all the discussion about the early election announcement, Craig Thomson’s arrest and Moses Obeid’s testimony to ICAC yesterday was a statement from the Attorney-General, Nicola…...
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Ian Macdonald and former union boss John Maitland might be selling assets before ICAC makes a call on charges

Ian Macdonald and former union boss John Maitland might be selling assets before ICAC makes a call on charges | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
DISGRACED ex-minister Ian Macdonald and former union boss John Maitland are selling their large rural homes ahead of an ICAC inquiry into allegations Mr Macdonald set up a mining licence that benefited his mate to the tune of $10 million.
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Media finally fighting government corruption | T W A W K I

Media finally fighting government corruption | T W A W K I | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
Great to see the media finally stand up to the government. Pics as follows will give you a good idea. Apology today in the Daily telegraph is priceless. Yet ABC morons, paid for by the people's taxes still refuses to represent the ...
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Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

Our leaders need to be held accountable, says journalist Heather Brooke. And she should know: Brooke uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses t...
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ICAC told of treasurer's new car for 'a few favours'

ICAC told of treasurer's new car for 'a few favours' | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it

ICAC told of treasurer's new car for 'a few favours'...


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ICAC lawyer fumes over witness 'memory loss' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ICAC lawyer fumes over witness 'memory loss' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
A corruption inquiry into New South Wales mining licences has heard a doctor should be called to treat witnesses suffering severe memory loss.

A public inquiry is examining allegations former Labor minister Eddie Obeid and his associates stood to profit $100 million from inside knowledge about mining tenders.

It is alleged they got the knowledge from former mining minister Ian Macdonald and tried to cover up their involvement in mining projects through complex company structures.


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ICAC finds Ron Medich guilty of corruption

ICAC finds Ron Medich guilty of corruption | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
THE NSW corruption watchdog has found disgraced businessman Ron Medich and his former sidekick Lucky Gattellari acted corruptly by offering almost $200,000 in bribes and other benefits to an Aboriginal Land Council on the state's south coast.

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States differ in their approaches to fighting corruption

States differ in their approaches to fighting corruption | Australian Government and Corruption | Scoop.it
How will a South Australian ICAC differ from other states?

South Australia: INDEPENDENT Commission Against Corruption set to be established by the middle of next year, overseen by an independent commissioner appointed for a seven-year term. The new ICAC will answer only to State Parliament via an annual reporting requirement and will not be directed in any way by the government. It will be exempt from investigation by the Ombudsman and from Freedom of Information applications and hold closed hearings, with any reports of hearings including who is giving evidence subject to heavy penalties. The commissioner will be notified of all complaints involving allegations of corruption in public agencies. The Police Commissioner will be required to report any allegations of police corruption to the ICAC. It will have in-house investigative staff able to tap telephones and use listening devices.


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