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    Entries in ICAC (23)

    Tuesday
    Dec232014

    Jackson to lead charge against ICAC

    David Jackson QC is to lead Margaret Cunneen's High Court case ... Major challenge to ICAC's future effectiveness ... Shroud of uncertainty hangs over pending reports ... ICAC to pick-up Cunneen's High Court costs 

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    Friday
    Dec192014

    Sincere thanks for the rude letter

    Correspondence from lofty places ... Margaret Cunneen replies to critic who accused her of derailing ICAC's important work ... Is it all the fault of her long-estranged sister? ... Unexpected love and support ... Mystery deepens 

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    Friday
    Dec122014

    Corruption busting

    Will ICAC retrieve its mojo? ... The High Court will decide on the powers of the most effective corruption fighter in the country ... ICAC's pen has been "put down" ... The issue to be resolved is what conduct "adversely affects" the exercise of official functions ... Words and meanings ... Nina Ubaldi on the case 

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    Friday
    Nov212014

    Shake, rattle and roll 

    Rose Bay real estate ... Brilliant suggestions for the High Court ... ICAC's special memories ... WCC appointment ... Knock About's liberal sprinkling of Gemmellisms

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    Thursday
    Nov202014

    Cunneen - latest round

    Margaret Cunneen's appeal ... "Is it a public flogging? Is it a show trial?" ... Court of Appeal reserves on whether ICAC can proceed to investigate deputy senior crown prosecutor for allegedly perverting the course of justice ... Nina Ubaldi reports from ringside 

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    Tuesday
    Nov112014

    No breach of the fortress 

    Calls for ICAC to be closed down or for its hearings it be held in secret found no support in the NSW Supreme Court ... The anti-corruption body is looking stronger than ever ... Round One in Cunneen v ICAC 

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    Friday
    Nov072014

    Cunneen v ICAC - hold tight

    Judge says he'll deliver judgment on Monday ... Declarations sought by crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen that ICAC is acting beyond power ... Corruption commission agrees to delay public hearing into allegations till Tuesday

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    Monday
    Nov032014

    Mother love 

    ICAC's Operation Hale ... Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen in the frame for allegedly perverting the course of justice ... Perplexing factual issues ... Claim of "malicious complaint" 

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    Monday
    Sep292014

    Dodgyland in a nutshell

    Where are we now with ICAC's revolving door of shamed politicians? ... Will there be public executions? ... Pressure from Liberals to defenestrate ICAC ... Slimmed down Big Man speaks out ... McCloy's capers 

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    Thursday
    Jul032014

    Neville Wran's shadow

    Round 97 of the Waterhouse stoush ... Scion of horse-racing and gambling dynasty makes allegations of judge fixing ... NSW Supreme Court respectfully disagrees ... University of Sydney settles Kim Walker case ... Alex Mitchell at-large 

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    Monday
    Jun022014

    Picnics at Hanging Rock

    Lawyers Full Employment Act ... Royal Commissions and ICAC costs research ... Governments' much needed economic boost for struggling legal caper ... Kate Lilly fossicks for the numbers ... Stud Book 

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    Sunday
    May112014

    Watergate

    ICAC probes "sham" documents ... Water, water everywhere ... When shares in Di Girolamo's waterworks company transformed into a loan ... The O'Greeds ... Claims of "false instrument" ... Barrister questioned at ICAC ... Defamatorium   

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    Wednesday
    Apr232014

    The men from Colin Biggers & Paisley

    Colin Biggers & Paisley has spent plenty of time getting acquainted with the ICAC ... Law firm by appointment to the Obeids ... Former managing partner Nick Di Girolamo is the hottest potato around town ... Transcript heaven 

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    Monday
    Apr142014

    It's a date

    Big day announced for Yarraside Queens ... Barrister instructs ICAC on important differences between Greeks and Hellenes ... Shady debt and mortgage entrepreneur caught by party snaps ... Modest wedding preparations for a humble London solicitor 

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    Monday
    Feb032014

    ICAC's new commissioner

    Changing guard at the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption ... The life story of Justice Megan Latham ... Inspector Dave battens down the hatches ... Plan B for Abbott & Co ... Political crime sleuth Alex Mitchell reports 

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    Monday
    Oct212013

    Another date with The Sheik

    Eddie (The Sheik) Obeid returns to ICAC on October 28 ... Circular Quay leases under the microscope ... Has Carl (Sparkles) Scully's payback time arrived? ... Macquarie Street gumshoe Alex Mitchell exhumes the details  

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    Friday
    Aug162013

    The Hyde of this Page boy

    Red Mess in Rome ... HP apologises to president of NSW bar for "rash and immature" statements ... K & W Mallesons - the power of together with journalists ... Solicitor caught on ICAC tap in dastardly plot with mayor 

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    Friday
    Aug092013

    Nuts on the quarter-mast 

    John McGuigan and John Atkinson, former Baker Boys, in the frame at ICAC ... What was it that got these two top-notch lawyers into strife? ... Found by ICAC to be "corrupt" with Corporations Act and Crimes Act charges recommended ... "The shortest distance to a pot of money" proves to be a littered with potholes 

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    Wednesday
    Aug072013

    Appendix 3

    Last minute desperation ... After the ICAC hearing concluded, lawyers for the baddies wheel out a barrow-load of issues ... ICAC investigation should have been run more like a trial ... Ipp squelches Hale and Littlemore ... Gratuitous complaints about counsel assisting dismissed 

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    Tuesday
    May282013

    More front than Mark Foys

    Slender line-up of MPs put the lie to Obeid's ICAC evidence ... The requirement to notify commission of corrupt conduct has been ignored for years ... Hence Eddie and others have thumbed their snouts at the corruption fighting body ... Alex Mitchell reports 

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