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Aug 6, 2014

Stand by for fireworks as gold-class A-listers front ICAC

ICAC's focus turns to Newcastle, with disgraced former billionaire Nathan Tinkler rating more than a mere mention.

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

Margot Saville

Crikey Sydney reporter

Could someone please start writing the movie script based on the last state election campaign for Newcastle? According to the evidence before the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption hearing this morning, it involved massive alleged illegality intended to disguise banned donations, a Richo-like attitude of “whatever it takes” and a campaign so tainted that the winner, the Liberals’ Tim Owen, has agreed to stand down.

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8 thoughts on “Stand by for fireworks as gold-class A-listers front ICAC

  1. klewso

    Is Arfa Sinodinos doing an encore?

  2. Bo Gainsbourg

    Jodi McKay is a legend. As are those who exposed this story. You should give her a platform or get her to write something. Too often we ignore people who take a principled stand. Let’s hear from her.

  3. JohnB

    Bo, I expect that she’s currently too busy.

  4. Liamj

    Please tell me Ms McKay is going to run again, preferably as an Independant or Green, perhaps ALP assuming the local branch has fully purged itself.

  5. Margot Saville

    Poor Jodi, everyone seemed united against her. I’m not sure she would have the stomach to enter public life again! great comments everyone.

  6. AR

    Yet again one wonders why decent people throw in their lot with such scum.

  7. CML

    Why were Liberal witnesses given ‘immunity against prosecution’? Don’t remember the Labor people accorded such privileges. Doesn’t ICAC have the right to compel a witness to attend and answer questions? If not, why not?
    By the sound of it, there are a number of ‘witnesses’ from all sides who should be facing charges in a court of law.

  8. klewso

    It’s a pity parasitisation isn’t a gaolable offence?

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