Independent Commission Against Corruption

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Pork barrelling can constitute corrupt conduct and could lead to criminal charges, Icac says
NSW anti-corruption watchdog calls for strict guidelines for government grants in new report

Anne Davies

01, Aug, 2022 @8:20 AM

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The NSW government falls uncomfortably silent as the spotlight shifts to its own woes
Analysis: After 12 years and a roll call of Icac scalps, the Coalition’s lines about the ‘bad old days’ of Labor don’t hit the way they used to

Michael McGowan

20, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Icac finds NSW MP John Sidoti engaged in ‘serious corrupt conduct’ over family-owned properties
Former Liberal minister tried to ‘improperly influence’ councillors in his electorate, corruption watchdog says

Tamsin Rose

20, Jul, 2022 @9:37 AM

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Advisers to John Barilaro to be called to give evidence at inquiry into New York trade job
NSW premier says there’s ‘no place for gifts of government jobs’ after claim New York trade role would be ‘a present for someone’

Michael McGowan

12, Jul, 2022 @5:33 AM

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Icac chief tells pork-barrelling forum that NSW fund is on ‘other side of the line’
Anti-corruption watchdog plans to publish its own report on pork-barrelling, ‘including whether and how it relates to corrupt conduct’

Michael McGowan

03, Jun, 2022 @6:50 AM

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Pork-barrelling should be banned and grant process overhauled, report for Icac says
Law expert Prof Anne Twomey calls for grants to be made on merit and based on clear criteria

Anne Davies

31, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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More than 30 retired judges call for ‘urgently needed’ federal Icac
Eminent jurists say ahead of election that watchdog crucial to halt ‘serious erosion’ of democratic principles and restore trust in politics

Christopher Knaus

17, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Josh Frydenberg opposes independents’ call for public hearings and tip-offs in proposed federal Icac
Treasurer says public hearings would see politicians ‘guilty until proved innocent’, but integrity experts say objections ‘ring hollow’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

15, May, 2022 @3:08 AM

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Independent funding for NSW’s Icac rejected on ‘philosophical’ grounds
Premier Dominic Perrottet says the executive should make funding decisions after rejecting new model

Michael McGowan

11, May, 2022 @8:09 AM

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High-profile independents say they would negotiate with either major party in event of hung parliament
We asked 13 independents how they would approach negotiations with major parties if neither wins a majority

Christopher Knaus

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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NSW government to boost funding to Icac despite Scott Morrison’s criticisms of watchdog
Dominic Perrottet says funding change was ‘not completely in line’ with Icac’s requests but ‘strikes the right balance’

Tamsin Rose and Michael McGowan

10, May, 2022 @9:37 AM

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Scott Morrison warns overly powerful Icac could turn Australia into ‘public autocracy’
Labor, which has promised to establish a national anti-corruption commission ‘with teeth’, says the PM’s comments show his ‘true colours are emerging now’

Daniel Hurst

03, May, 2022 @11:37 PM

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