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NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Thanks to some highly-skilled reporting and the compulsion powers of a parliamentary committee, we finally have some idea of what’s been going on in a dark corner of the NSW government.

The state’s multi-billion dollar workers' compensation scheme, icare, is a government agency that operates under the supposed oversight of the NSW treasury.

But its behaviour has been more akin to a big-end-of-town insurer, and the scandal has just claimed its first government scalp.