New South Wales

Mar 18, 2013

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.

Margot Saville — <em>Crikey</em> Sydney reporter

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter

The Independent Commission Against Corruption will widen its scope to look at allegations former New South Wales mining minister Ian Macdonald acted recklessly in office. The announcement came as the fourth and last inquiry into allegedly corrupt coal mining tenders kicked off.

Counsel assisting Peter Braham SC told the hearing this morning Labor ministers Luke Foley, Doug Cameron and Anthony Albanese will be called to give evidence next week, emphasising they would only be giving evidence about ALP factions with no suggestion of any impropriety.

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2 thoughts on “ICAC: a $1800 waterfront dinner, a ‘$100m cheque to investors’

  1. Jim Moore

    I suggest that if Lachlan Macquarie had lined up Macarthur and the NSW Rum Corps against the wall and shot them just over 200 years ago then NSW would be a much different and much better place today, with far less sleaze-ridden corrupt officials. Unfortunately NSW has the Coalition in power, who won’t do what is necessary today for fear that it could be them or their mates in the dock sometime in the future.

  2. Edward James

    Well Jim Australian voters have hold the power to give Labor nationally the political bullet.
    We the peoples do have the power to move toward open representative government. By exercising our own votes, numbering all the boxes below the line. Edward James

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