Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus QC stopped by the region last week to spruik Labor’s plans to establish a National Integrity Commission (NIC).
Matt Hartley, Byron Bay. I'd like to support ICAC. Megan Latham is quite right, if tasteless, about the importance of putting the blowtorch to corrupt officialdom.
Bruce Apps, Townsend, NSW. Now that the poo has really hit the fans' concerning the political entitlement rorts, it is time for all of us who regularly send in letters to the editors of the various newspapers to push for an ICAC-type inquiry/royal commission.
The High Court’s decision to curtail ICAC’s investigation of high-profile lawyer Margaret Cunneen has severe implications for the corruption watchdog’s future.
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has refused to answer questions regarding why the West Byron development was never investigated after MLC Jan Barham referred it to them.
Jenny Coman, Bangalow A very good move by MLC and former Mayor, Jan Barham, to have ICAC investigate the referral of a decision on West Byron to State Govt; let’s hope they find fault with the process.
The West Byron development proposal is to be referred to the Independent Commission Against Corruption today by NSW Greens MLC and former Byron mayor Jan Barham.
A prominent Tweed businessman gave the National Party a $175,000 loan after the ban on developer donations came into effect in 2009, Sydney media has revealed.
The ICAC’s finding of corrupt conduct against former Labor MP Eddie Obeid, former minister Joe Tripodi and former NSW Maritime chief executive Steve Dunn is yet more evidence of a broken political system in NSW that needs urgent and extensive... Read More →
Gasfield Free Northern Rivers says Metgasco's decision to take the government to court over the suspension of its Bentley gas licence is further evidence of the company’s ‘recalcitrant attitude’ towards the community.
Northern rivers anti-gas protesters say they will flock back to Bentley if mining company Metgasco is granted approval to recommence its operations.
Tamara Smith, Bangalow. Like many Australians, I'm dismayed that the Labor, National and Liberal parties joined forces to vote down a Greens motion to form a national ICAC last week.
Calls to cancel Metgasco's gas exploration licences on the north coast have grown louder with MPs from all sides of politics joining the chorus since the government suspended the miner's operations at Bentley late last week.
In a bombshell announcement yesterday Resources Minister Anthony Roberts has linked Metgasco with tainted Obeid-related company Australian Water Holdings, which is being investigated by ICAC.
Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. New premier Mike Baird says he wants to rid his 'great party' of corruption. His 'great party' in coalition with the Nationals was the subject of the very first ICAC investigation.
Despite his impeccable presentation and smiling demeanour, and regardless of whether any finding is ever made against him, there was a sinking feeling as former finance minister Senator Arthur Sinodinos gave evidence to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).