Tag Archives: ICAC

Osborne teams up with federal Greens to strengthen corruption watch dog, MPs code of conduct

Senator Lee Rhiannon is backing Michael Osborne, Newcastle Greens candidate, and his call for corruption watchdog measures to be tightened to remove the conflicts of interests many MPs have in dealing with the resource industry. “Clean politics is a priority … Continue reading

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Newcastle Planning Inquiry an Opportunity to Press Pause on Bad Planning Decisions

Greens by-election candidate for Newcastle Cr Michael Osborne has called for projects and decisions under investigation by the NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Planning Process in Newcastle and the Broader Hunter Region to be put on hold until the inquiry reports. … Continue reading

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Consequences of ICAC Hearing yet to be Realised

For the city at the centre of the saga, the consequences are yet to be realised. Greens Councillor Therese Doyle and  Tim Crakanthorp are calling for a moratorium on development decisions made by the state government. See NBN report here.

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Greens Push McCloy to Stand Down While ICAC Investigates

Greens councillors are calling for Jeff McCloy to stand down as Newcastle Lord Mayor, amid an ongoing ICAC probe into political donations. It follows Mr McCloy’s admission that he contributed almost $10,000 to Tim Owen’s 2011 state election campaign. See … Continue reading

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Newcastle Lord Mayor must step aside for good of Council

Media Release 1 August 2014 Greens MP David Shoebridge has joined with Newcastle Greens Councillors Michael Osborne and Therese Doyle to call for the Lord Mayor, Cr Jeff McCloy, to stand aside from Council while the Independent Commission against Corruption … Continue reading

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Big guns dominate draft urban planning changes

Tim Owen has announced that he will not recontest the seat of Newcastle because  it is likely that prohibited donors “contributed in some way” to his election campaign. This decision is the proper one. But in the wake of the … Continue reading

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