As sordid details continue to emerge out of the ICAC about the murky dealings of the NSW government that has already seen the fall of former Premier Barry O’Farrell, his Police Minister Mike Gallacher and a litany of other corrupt Liberal (and Labor) toadies, it now seems the “sham company” at the heart of the growing corruption scandal, EightByFive, may have been named after an “avalanche of bullshit”. 476 more words
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It’s 1973 at the start of another long, hot summer in Hong Kong and already it stinks. The jokes about Hong Kong and its Fragrant Harbour have long been stale but visitors still crack them. 1,743 more words
Much ink has been spilled over the latest round of ICAC hearings and their dramatic, if unsurprising, results. And good ink it was. With every political scandal there is of course defenders of the subjects, no matter how obviously in the wrong they were. 422 more words
Liberal Party MPs resign from NSW parliament following corruption allegations and a confession by one to lying to ICAC.
Property developer Jeff McCloy wants to take us back to the days when it was legal for developers to make donations to political parties.
McCloy case ‘credible’, could affect ICAC findings
By MICHELLE HARRIS
July 31, 2014, 10 p.m.
CHALLENGE: Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy.
NSW laws banning property developers from making political donations are ‘‘vulnerable’’, and a ‘‘very credible challenge’’ could be mounted in the High Court by Newcastle lord mayor Jeff McCloy, with big implications for a corruption inquiry, a legal expert says. 491 more words
Responding to investigations and public hearings of commissions of inquiry present significant challenges for legal practitioners unfamiliar with this specialist area. This upcoming College of Law CLE seminar will review the critical issues that arise including: 218 more words
Rarely can a few paragraphs of text move someone to shed a tear or two, but a letter to the Northern District Times on July 9th, 2014 certainly did. 574 more words