Circular Quay

ICAC finds Eddie Obeid and Joe Tripodi corrupt over Circular Quay leases

Kate McClymont and Michaela Whitbourn Former Labor kingpin Eddie Obeid has had three more corruption findings handed down against him and his one-time close associate, former Ports minister Joe Tripodi, has also been found to be corrupt.

Circular Quay restaurant Ocean Room forced to close due to overseas passenger terminal renovation

Melanie Kembrey, Anthony Dennis A serious shortage of wharf space because of booming passenger cruise ship traffic, combined with an urgent need to redevelop Sydney's overseas passenger terminal, has led to the closure of another...

Eddie's Arc: Relatives take over Circular Quay lease from front company

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Leesha McKenny A lucrative harbourside lease at the centre of a corruption inquiry into Eddie Obeid has been transferred to another branch of the disgraced former Labor powerbroker's family - and potentially beyond...

Circular Quay leases: Costa's office got cold feet, inquiry told

NCH  NEWS  Property Council luncheon at Newcastle City Town Hall.   Former NSW MP, Managing Director Australian Water Holdings and Executive Director BG&E Infrastructure, Michael Costa.  19th JULY 2012  - photo by Marina Neil

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former Labor minister Michael Costa's office got "cold feet" about opening retail leases at Circular Quay to public tender after an associate of the Obeid family lobbied the government to abandon the...

Revealed: Obeid links to Circular Quay bar

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Kate McClymont The son of corrupt former Labor MP Eddie Obeid installed an associate in the Cruise Bar at Circular Quay ''to keep an eye on things'', claiming his family had a secret interest in the venue.

Eddie Obeid's Circular Quay leases: Joe Tripodi accused of lying to ICAC

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former Labor minister Joe Tripodi has been accused of lying to a corruption inquiry after giving extraordinary evidence that Eddie Obeid's "interest" in businesses at Circular Quay was not financial.

$300m revamp for Circular Quay

Carolyn Cummins The face of Circular Quay is set for a $300 million revamp after the NSW government gave the go-ahead for the demolition of the former Coca-Cola headquarters and the development of upmarket...

ICAC officer reprimanded over alleged threat of 'physical harm'

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Michaela Whitbourn The Independent Commission Against Corruption has revealed it investigated one of its own officers for allegedly threatening a colleague with "physical harm".

Tide goes out for Obeid family on Elizabeth Bay Marina

Kate McClymont The Obeid family looks set to lose control of another prime waterfront business after the lessees of the Elizabeth Bay Marina were served with an eviction notice.

Operation Hammerhead: Police hit Sydney streets but it's business as usual for most commuters

Increased surveillance: Mounted Police monitor spectators arriving at the 1st NRL Semi Final match at Allianz Stadium.

Michael Koziol A casual but noticeable police presence was visible on city streets on Friday morning at the start of Operation Hammerhead, a round-the-clock effort to bolster security in major public areas.

Police on guard for retaliation attacks against Muslims after anti-terrorism raids

Michael Koziol Extra police are on the beat in communities with a high Muslim population including Lakemba and Auburn and are on the watch for retaliation attacks against Muslims, police have confirmed.

The dining companions no one wants - Sydney's hungry seagulls

Out of control: Seagulls divebomb patrons at the Sydney Opera House.

Rachel Browne They are the unwanted dining companions which have Sydney restaurateurs and their patrons in a flap.

'I don't sell myself': Former Labor MP Jodi McKay goes head-to-head with Nathan Tinkler's lawyer at ICAC

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont "I don't sell myself," declared former Newcastle Labor MP Jodi McKay in a testy exchange at a corruption inquiry with the lawyer for embattled coal mogul Nathan Tinkler.

Transport Minister backs commuters who beat the Opal man

Unregistered Opal cards are now available - but only at select stations at select times.

Jacob Saulwick The Transport Minister has given the thumbs up to commuters who manipulate their travel to get the best deal out of their Opal card.

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How Harriet Wran, the daughter of a Labor legend, came undone

Harriet Wran's former landlord says his Hunters Hill granny flat became a 'crack den' while Ms Wran was living there.

Deborah Snow and Nick Ralston Just after 7 pm last Sunday, former private schoolgirl and daughter of a Labor legend, Harriet Wran, was captured on CCTV footage walking through the lobby of a rundown housing commission block in...

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority may get the axe under new proposals

Darling Harbour: part of a potential shae up of $1 billion worth of public assests.

Leesha McKenny The state government is set to shake up the way it runs more than a $1 billion worth of public assests at some of Sydney's most significant harbourfront sites, including the Rocks, Circular Quay,...

Treasurer Joe Hockey's chief electorate fund-raiser John Hart called before ICAC donations inquiry

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Sean Nicholls A key fund-raiser for federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's electorate has been called to give evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry into alleged rorting of donations laws by the...

Premier Mike Baird to force Liberals to sign do-or-die contracts on donations laws before poll

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Sean Nicholls Liberal MPs and candidates for next year's state election will be forced to sign contracts guaranteeing they will abide by donations laws or face disendorsement following damning evidence to the NSW...

Child sex offenders to face five years jail for secret name change

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Kirsty Needham Child sex offenders who change their name without permission to avoid scrutiny, face five years in prison under toughened child protection laws.

Police 'tracked down' Joe Tripodi as source of Jodi McKay smear campaign: ICAC

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Police "tracked down" corrupt Labor powerbroker Joe Tripodi and Nathan Tinkler's property development group as the source of a smear campaign that ousted former Labor minister Jodi McKay from office,...