NSW officially names Justice Megan Latham as new ICAC

By Paul Hemsley The Parliament of New South Wales has given its blessing to the appointment of Supreme Court Judge the Hon Megan Latham as the next Commissioner of the state’s public sector watchdog, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The state Parliament’s Committee on the ICAC confirmed Justice Latham’s appointment for a five year […]

Corruption crackdown on IT contractors in NSW

By Julian Bajkowski Fresh from making findings of corrupt conduct against former New South Wales Cabinet ministers and Labor Party power brokers, the state’s unrelenting watchdog against dodgy dealings in the government has turned its spotlight onto the often creative industry of IT contracting. The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) this week set out […]

O’Farrell turfs NSW Finance Minister over conflict of interest

By Paul Hemsley New South Wales Minister for Finance and Services and the Illawarra, Greg Pearce MLC, has finally been sacked by the state’s Premier Barry O’Farrell following a fresh revelation of a conflict of interest related to his Cabinet position. In an terse and unambiguously worded a statement issued unexpectedly late on Thursday afternoon, […]

ICAC makes corrupt conduct findings against Obeid and MacDonald

By Staff Writers The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in New South Wales has found that former state Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid and mining minister Ian MacDonald engaged in corrupt conduct in relation to the creation of the Mount Penny mining tenement in the Bylong Valley. At the conclusion of a marathon investigation that has […]

City of Ryde Mayor, councillors probed over corruption allegations

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The mayor of Sydney’s City of Ryde, Ivan Petch, and other five councillors are facing a public inquiry by the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) as part of investigations into allegations of a raft of dodgy and improper activities. A statement issued by the ICAC on […]

Minister vows collective punishment for dysfunctional NSW councils

By Julian Bajkowski New South Wales Local Government Minister Don Page has warned that misbehaving councillors will now be sin-binned and have their have their fees suspended under new laws to clean-out grafting elected representatives who rort the system for their own personal benefit that are now in force. The latest governance crackdown on the […]


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