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No case for standing aside, but Sinodinos couldn’t have done his job

There were no grounds for Arthur Sinodinos to stand aside, but with all the attention he couldn’t have done his job at a crucial moment in his quest to gut FOFA.

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ICAC’s ‘disgusting’ ruling against Labor: Obeids, Macdonald face charges

There’s a stench around Labor — in NSW at least — as ICAC hands down its findings on the Obeid affair. Criminal charges have been recommended against the men who ran the state like a private club.

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Rudd takes on reform: NSW intervention 40 years in the making

Kevin Rudd has intervened into the rotten branches of the NSW Labor Party, promising to spread reform nation-wide. He’s in a better position to do it than Julia Gillard.

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ICAC: a $1800 waterfront dinner, a ‘$100m cheque to investors’

ICAC has heard a cosy little story of Ian Macdonald’s allies sealing a deal which could have been worth $100 million to the NSW government — over a waterfront dinner and a magnum of pinot noir.

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From the shadows, ‘loathsome’ Labor Lunchalot fronts ICAC

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption is determined to nail former ex-MP Ian Macdonald on his ministerial dealings. But his patience was wearing thin today on the stand.

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BMWs, billiards and flowers: ICAC goes through Obeid’s receipts

Eddie Obeid, in the dock at ICAC, is quizzed on the activities of his cashed-up family trust — but he says he was “hands off”, and appeared uninterested in the details.

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How Eddie Obeid ran NSW (but was silenced in court)

Finally, the man who ran NSW Labor — and perhaps the state — was defending himself at the ICAC inquiry. The political class had waited a long time to see Eddie Obeid take the stand.

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Crikey Clarifier: who are the Obeids and what did they do?

Who is Eddie Obeid, and why is his family now embroiled in a corruption scandal that goes to the heart of NSW politics? Crikey’s courtroom scribe records the history and argues why you should care.

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‘I think I can help you with that’: Obeid pulling the NSW strings

Former planning minister Frank Sartor told the ICAC inquiry into NSW Labor party figures that 2009 was a “tawdry time”. As the Commission is learning, that’s quite an understatement.

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Obeid, Macdonald in the dock: ICAC to rule on ALP machine men

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has commenced its probe into former Labor MPs Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald. The state has waited a long time for this.

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Corrupted by cheap cars? NSW Labor men in the dock for day of reckoning

The Independent Commission Against Corruption in NSW will spend five months investigating the deals of former Labor MPs Ian Mcdonald, Eddie Obeid and Eric Roozendaal.

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ICAC inquiry: Medich explains happy endings to the court

Most people approach a day at ICAC in total dread, but multimillionaire property developer Ron Medich appeared insouciant, verbally wrangling with counsel assisting, Geoffrey Watson SC and even the commissioner.

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