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Texas Man Arrested for Having Sex With Minor He Targeted Online

Gabriel Gonzalez, 27, of Texas, is facing multiple felony charges including “distribution of illicit material, production of child pornography and sexual intercourse with a minor,” according to a police… 237 more words

Their mums would be proud: Bill Pickering, Anthony Roberts bromance recognised by national broadsheet

Finally! Andrew Clenell (@aclennell) formerly of the Tele and now with The @Australian has caught up with this ‘Cash for Approvals’ scam run by long-time bromancers Anthony Roberts and Bill Pickering. 396 more words


Choosing an Ombudsman: Revelations from the 1987 NSW Cabinet Papers

The choice for New South Wales’ Ombudsman in 1987 came down to a senior Departmental head and a solicitor with a familiar name in Labor circles; the latter promising a less contested relationship between the government and the Ombudsman’s Office after years of strife between the two. 2,278 more words


Tsang boosts high-powered legal team

The high-powered legal team of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam- kuen appears to be ready with a strong argument against a second retrial on a graft charge being ordered at the High Court today. 469 more words

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Activist owner of Carrie Lam parody website receives call from corruption watchdog

An activist who purchased the domain name carrielam.hk has said he has received a call from the anti-graft agency. The agency asked for his assistance in an investigation over alleged election advertisements and expenses – a move he criticised as being detrimental to freedom of speech. 508 more words

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China’s Anticorruption Campaign Adds Popular Culture Entertainment Into its Toolbox

A TV series called In the Name of the People, featuring China’s current fight against high-level government corruption, has gone viral in China. Dubbed the Chinese… 992 more words


Is China’s Anticorruption Crusade Reaching a Turning Point? Towards What?

In April 2014, a post on this blog claimed that the People’s Republic of China’s anticorruption campaign was reaching a turning point, and suggested that the campaign might be “significantly curtailed” in light of troubling signs of economic slowdown and strong pushback from other senior Party leaders. 1,147 more words