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Secret access of lobbyists undermines trust in government
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Secret access of lobbyists undermines trust in government

ICAC is right: NSW must reform the rules on lobbyists and access to decision makers.

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Corruption watchdog calls for ban on secret meetings with lobbyists

Corruption watchdog calls for ban on secret meetings with lobbyists

ICAC says lobbyists should be banned from giving gifts to public officials and an expanded register should be kept to monitor those who go from government to lobbying.

  • by Angus Thompson
Councils say proposed corruption controls could have opposite effect

Councils say proposed corruption controls could have opposite effect

Proposed changes to the state planning system that are aimed to cauterise corruption between councils and developers could actually be counter-productive, the local-government sector says.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘Timely intervention is needed’: Minister will ban councillors under ICAC probe from meetings

‘Timely intervention is needed’: Minister will ban councillors under ICAC probe from meetings

The NSW government proposes to ban two Sydney councillors being investigated by the corruption watchdog from attending meetings where their probe is discussed.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘It is galling’: Government threatens council over questions on ICAC probe

‘It is galling’: Government threatens council over questions on ICAC probe

The NSW government is urging members of a Sydney council in the grip of a corruption investigation to stop asking questions about it or risk being pushed towards administration.

  • by Angus Thompson
‘Simply unacceptable’: Whistleblower protection laws on their 27th draft after seven years

‘Simply unacceptable’: Whistleblower protection laws on their 27th draft after seven years

Under existing laws, people who are legally obliged to front the Independent Commission Against Corruption are protected from any criminal or civil liability, but the same protections do not apply to those who voluntarily give evidence.

  • by Lucy Cormack
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Going gangbusters on crime while integrity watchdog goes missing
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Going gangbusters on crime while integrity watchdog goes missing

If only the Morrison government’s zeal for passing laws to tackle organised crime would extend to legislating to create a strong anti-corruption body.

  • by Catherine Williams
‘An ethical albatross’: Sydney council could fold over ICAC probe

‘An ethical albatross’: Sydney council could fold over ICAC probe

A top silk has warned that two Sydney councillors under investigation by the corruption watchdog could plunge their council into administration.

  • by Angus Thompson
Withdrawal of defamation action a win for the ABC, not Christian Porter
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Withdrawal of defamation action a win for the ABC, not Christian Porter

The broadcaster did not have to apologise or retract the controversial article, but there are still lessons for it to learn from the defamation action.

  • by Margaret Simons
$1 million in a gun safe: Public servant’s ICAC revelation

$1 million in a gun safe: Public servant’s ICAC revelation

A public servant who allegedly rigged government contracts in return for lavish kickbacks has told a corruption inquiry that he had to use a gun safe to store more than $1 million cash.

  • by Tom Rabe
Remarkable victory for a fractured Coalition: now only a miracle can save Labor’s Jodi McKay

Remarkable victory for a fractured Coalition: now only a miracle can save Labor’s Jodi McKay

Given all the scandals engulfing Premier Gladys Berejiklian and her Nationals partners in government, they will treasure their victory in the Upper Hunter byelection at the weekend.

  • by David Clune