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    Entries in Margaret Cunneen (12)

    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
    Nov282014

    PIC picks on punters

    Adverse findings against a close friend of crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen ... NSW Police Integrity Commission recommends fraud charges against professional punter Steve Fletcher and police engaged in betting scam ... Contradictory statements about the depth and meaning of Cunneen and Fletcher's relationship ... Kate Lilly reporting

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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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    Friday
    May022014

    Crown Prosecutor birched by CCA

    Margaret Cunneen's conduct as crown prosecutor in a murder trial resulted in a miscarriage of justice ... CCA reasons suppressed for 11 months ... Crown Prosecutor and Special Commissioner into Newcastle child sexual abuse ... Kate Lilly reports 

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    Saturday
    Dec152012

    Retired judge off the leash

    Former Supremo Anthony Whealy had lunch with The Sydney Morning Herald and on the record said he has doubts about Keli Lane's murder conviction … Appeal pending … One rule for Margaret Cunneen … Another for a retired judge 

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    Wednesday
    Oct172012

    Fancy footwork 

    UPDATE ... Moaning judges flee MONA family law dinner dance … Tussle for the top Supreme Court post in Van Diemen's Land … Putting a shine on SCs … Female barristers decaying less quickly than males … Pulp fiction's playthings  

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    Wednesday
    Aug022006

    More unmenschionable happenings 

    The Mensch, the solicitor, the $500 a pop hooker and the documents … Tasmanian judge lost in tropics … Cunneen verdict from Bureau de Spank ... The file has vanished - handy new defence in misconduct cases ... From Justinian's massive archive of stories, August 2006 

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