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ICAC: Obeid, Maitland coal licences must be torn up, profits confiscated

Michaela Whitbourn The coal licences at the centre of two sensational corruption probes involving former Labor figures Eddie Obeid and John Maitland are set to be torn up and the profits confiscated following...

Mine scheme set Maitland in training to be very rich

ICAC. AFR. 8 MAY 2013. JOHN MAITLAND LEAVING THE ICAC INQUIRY AFTER A DAY OF QUESTIONING. AFR PIC BY PETER BRAIG.

Linton Besser Long a champion of underground mine workers, union boss John Maitland earned a hard-won credibility within the Australian Labor Party.

Maitland had training mine plan, inquiry told

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Linton Besser The former chief executive officer of Xstrata Coal has told a corruption inquiry that the former union boss John Maitland had a "strategy" to use the concept of a training mine to get a coal...

Union boss Maitland admits lying

John Maitland

Linton Besser Former union boss John Maitland admitted lying within minutes of taking the stand on Tuesday morning during an inquiry into an allegedly corrupt coal deal through which he made millions of dollars in...

Maitland tripped up in minutes

AFR.  Pic Mr Ian Macdonald arriving at the  ICAC hearing on Castlereagh Street today this pic is on the castlereagh Street.  Pic by Nic Walker.  Date 11th Feb 2013.

Linton Besser The day he had surely been dreading could not have begun more poorly.

Maitland team talked down mine size, ICAC told

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Anne Davies The proponents of the Doyles Creek mine, which included ex-mining union head John Maitland, dramatically played down the size of the coal resource they were seeking from the NSW government to make...

Memo reveals Maitland had plan to drum up support for training mine

John Maitland

Linton Besser An internal memo to the board of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service from 2007 showed former union boss turned multimillionaire John Maitland had formed a ''strategy'' to generate political support...

Infamous serial pest says dead housemate who was found half-naked, hog-tied in park had recently inherited $420,000

Peter Hore

Gabriel Wingate-Pearse Anthony Thomas O'Grady would tell almost everyone he met about the $420,000 he had inherited when his mother passed away last year.

Half-naked dead body dumped on oval for everyone to see, police say

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Sam Rigney, Matt Carr Hog-tied, stripped naked from the waist and dumped face down and dead in the middle of a park for the first early morning walker and her dog to stumble upon.

Dead man dumped on oval shared home with Peter Hore

Peter Hore

Emma Partridge A man found hog-tied, half naked and face down in a Newcastle park on Wednesday shared a home with Australia's well-known serial pest.

Deadly endings after relationships went so askew

Keelie Dutton, stabbed in Miller unit, partner David Murray charged, November 26. Image supplied.

Rachel Olding On the same day the media crowded into the Supreme Court to hear a judge find Simon Gittany guilty of murdering his girlfriend Lisa Harnum, Keeli Dutton lay dead in her apartment.

Retail trading hours in NSW: ministers, union want guarantee

NSW MP Fred Nile Rev. Keith Garner, Superintendent, Wesley Mission Fred Nile and Distributive and Allied Employees Association, NSW Branch Secretary Gerard Dwyer.
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Anna Patty A holy row is building over shopping on public holidays in NSW.

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Ian Macdonald claims he made nothing from mining deal in defamation suit against ABC

Ian Macdonald

Michaela Whitbourn Corrupt former Labor minister Ian Macdonald is suing the ABC for defamation over claims he cashed in on mining deals linked to Eddie Obeid and other Labor figures.

Treasurer Mike Baird favours allowing all shops to open on Boxing Day

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Anna Patty Treasurer Mike Baird is committed to allowing all shops to open on Boxing Day, despite protest rallies staged by church and union leaders who believe the move will lead to retail staff being forced...

Deception claims as shareholders name Sinodinos in Obeid lawsuit

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Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn, Sean Nicholls Shareholders who lost millions investing in Eddie Obeid-linked company Australian Water Holdings are suing its former chairmen, federal Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos, former NSW treasurer...

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NSW government cancels mining licences tainted by Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald corruption scandals

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn Premier Barry O'Farrell will use special legislation to tear up three coal licences worth hundreds of millions of dollars issued by corrupt former Labor minister Ian Macdonald and deny the companies...

Premier targets Eddie Obeid's millions made in corrupt coal deal

Eddie Obeid.

Michaela Whitbourn The state government is set to pass extraordinary laws to strip corrupt former Labor minister Eddie Obeid and his family of at least $30 million in profits from a coal deal at the centre of a...

NuCoal investor makes plea to NSW MPs

Sean Nicholls The plight of a shareholder who faces losing hundreds of thousands of dollars when a controversial coal licence is torn up by the NSW government will be raised in the Coalition party room before...

Search for Pip Manley, missing on a walk home

Pip Manley, missing

Megan Levy On the night that Pip Manley vanished, he had spent the evening at a friend's house in a suburb of Maitland.

Police find skeletal remains in search for Pip Manley

Megan Levy Police have found skeletal remains in their search for a university student who vanished during a late-night walk home in the NSW Hunter region.