Hopping mad inquisitor hits Liberals who claimed partisanship

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9 Responses to Hopping mad inquisitor hits Liberals who claimed partisanship

  1. Buccaneer says:

    Man in charge of extra judicial commission resorts to calling critics buffoons rather than making a coherent argument. Doesn’t exactly engender confidence that those critics might not have a point.

    Perhaps he might be able to explain why it took so long to investigate Obeid et al, or is the ‘lack of resources’ the reason they are perpetually slow to look at anything on the left side?

  2. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Perhaps he might be able to explain why it took so long to investigate Obeid et al, or is the ‘lack of resources’ the reason they are perpetually slow to look at anything on the left side?”

    Quite so. Missing in action for sixteen years…from 2005 through to 2011.

    Mind you, since 2011, successive Liberal governments have done nothing to rein in the power of this kangaroo court.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Has an ICAC ever pinged a Labor pollie, or do they only monster Libs?

  4. Buccaneer says:

    Karyn Paluzzano on minor nothing charges and Obeid et al but not until the alp had left office (timing which i find suspicious considering their propensity to trial by innuendo for coalition mps)

    They cleared in quick time all the alp premiers who were appointed by Obeid.

    It appears, Icac only investigated the conduct of the alp about the whistleblower Gillian Sneddon and had no role in uncovering the stain on the alp around orkopoulos. That happened in 2010 when charges were laid in 2006. One might have thought such serious allegations might have garnered their attention as to who else was an enabler, but it appears not.

  5. NoFixedAddress says:

    Bernard Gaynor might have a word or 2 to say about ‘kangaroo courts’.

  6. Baba says:

    I’m guessing ICAC itself commissioned the KPMG report which recommended an additional $4.1m p.a. for staffing. That’s the way the game works, right?

  7. Old Lefty says:

    To top off their tardiness with Obeid/Tripodi and the persecution of Gillian Sneddon (the whistleblower in the Orkopoulos affair who got nearly half a million in compensation from the Supreme Court because of her persecution by the ALP government), the ICAC sat there passively while Bambi Kenneally flicked her fringe and denied knowing anything about Obeid and Tripodi’s corruption -ans believed her.

  8. Tel says:

    I would support the idea of an elected ICAC Commisioner, but with the timing of the election exactly one year after government is formed.

    Thus, a government still popular after the first year will get a friendly Commissioner, while a government that spends its political capital unwisely will face a hostile ICAC. Most of them try to put through their worst reforms right away after getting elected, in the hope the rubes will forget.

  9. Buccaneer says:

    I would support an elected ICAC in NSW, but would want them to follow the rules of presumption of innocence and have more protection around publishing of investigations before they have enough evidence to go to court.

    I don’t support a federal icac, there is no evidence that it works. ALP politicians just brazen it out with a compliant media.

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