Tag Archives | ICAC

Corruption, inaction and bluster – it must be NSW

The ‘same-look’ Coalition government of Mike Baird has already demonstrated that it is far from serious about dealing with corruption in NSW. The Mining and Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 and Criminal Assets Recovery Amendment Bill 2014 were designed to make small changes to combat corruption, with the bills drafted as a partial response to recommendations made […]

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ICAC warning over planning laws [Media]

ICAC warning over planning laws Greg White, Coffs Coast Advocate PUBLIC confidence in government will be undermined and corruption encouraged by changes to planning laws, according to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. In a submission to the O’Farrell governments green paper on reforms, ICAC said introducing flexibility “will create a corruption risk, especially when combined […]

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Greens refer Hunting and Privatisation deal to ICAC

The deal is in between the O’Farrell government and the radical Shooters Party in the NSW Parliament with the Shooters presenting their legislative amendments to Parliament allowing amateur hunting in National Parks and moving for the first time to outlaw anti-hunting protests. This week the NSW Greens referred the deal to ICAC to investigate for […]

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Huntlee development decision contrary to all recommendations

Completely contrary to the recommendations made by ICAC last week regarding Part 3A, Tony Kelly has approved a development application for 7,500 residential units at Huntlee in the Hunter Valley. This decision is being snuck through before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny and will be devastating for critically local flora. The approval clears the way […]

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Keneally’s pre-Christmas giveaway: Barangaroo approved

In response to today’s pre-Christmas announcement of the approval of over 500,000 square metres of inappropriate development for Lend Lease at Barangaroo, Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “This decision is a con-job, a disgraceful act in the dying stages of a dead administration. It is an illegitimate decision by a government which has lost the […]

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Keneally must ensure ICAC followed on Barangaroo

The Greens are calling on the Premier to intervene and direct the Planning Minister to follow the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (ICAC) recommendations and hand his decision making power over the State’s single biggest private Part 3A development, Barangaroo, to the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).  SMH 14/10 p2 ICAC has found that there is an […]

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ICAC Report Slams Part 3A

A report by ICAC released today has called for radical reforms of Part 3A of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.  The recommendations for reform are so substantial that they in effect are calling for the repeal of Part 3A.

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