Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly

ICAC steps up war on ballot Rigging

An unprecedented anti-corruption task force has been set up to investigate vote-rigging allegations after last month's district council elections.

Friday, 9 December, 2011, 12:00am

Was top ICAC man sacked, then charged?

Top graft investigator Raymond Yuen left the Independent Commission Against Corruption shortly after he was arrested in late April by his own colleagues, raising questions about whether he was sacked before being charged.

The once high-flying investigator had left the commission shortly after the arrest, a person familiar with the situation said yesterday.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

By-election bloodbath may be death of Labor


If the devastating losses in three Sydney by-elections are anything to go by, it's now a distinct possibility the New South Wales branch of the Labor Party is headed for the political wilderness.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

High-flying minister jumped before she was dumped


A man is not finished when he is defeated,' former US president Richard Nixon said. 'He is finished when he quits.' This notion did not occur to Reba Meagher, the high-flying Labor MP who departed state Parliament at the weekend.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

The minister, his wife and the smirking slug


Did he or didn't he? That's the question on the lips of every Sydneysider after allegations began circulating that a state government minister had abused staff at a nightclub before driving home intoxicated.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Premier speeds to unpopularity


Bread and circuses. Or should we say 'panem et circenses'? Since the days of Julius Caesar, political leaders have always known that the best way to distract attention from their own flaws is by putting on crass spectacles for the populace.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Commuters stuck in traffic greet subway promise with scepticism


It is an eyesore, an embarrassment and a serious health risk. Once a rutted colonial cart track linking the infant colony of Sydney with its first outlying settlement, the Parramatta Road is one of the city's ugliest thoroughfares.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Sydney has been getting its knickers in a twist about some distinctly below-the-belt political tactics.

The leader of the opposition Liberal Party in New South Wales, Peter Debnam, has been campaigning hard ahead of the state election on March 24.

8 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hospital Authority staff leaked ICAC secret, court told

Manager, former public affairs worker accused of faxing case details to media

A Hospital Authority manager and a former staff member have appeared in court charged with passing information about an ICAC investigation of a senior authority worker to the media.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

ICAC charges woman

Kwok Ling-yan, 27, who allegedly fabricated a corruption allegation against a supervisor of an electrical appliance company, was charged by the ICAC. The woman will appear in Eastern Court today.

2 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Property services officers arrested

Seven Architectural Services Department staff have been arrested in connection with a suspected corruption racket involving the maintenance of government buildings.

12 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

7 in ICAC probe

Four former sales staff of a communications company and three mobile-phone dealers have been released on bail after their arrest by the ICAC investigating illegal commissions for the sale of phones.

18 May 1998 - 12:00am

ICAC move

The ICAC has arrested another stockbroker, the eighth person involved in corruption allegations against staff of four listed companies and an investment firm.

17 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Party-pooper of century

IT promises to be the party of the millennium.

All over the world champagne corks will be popping at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 1999, but not in Australia if Prime Minister John Howard has his way.

31 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

ICAC abandons inquiry into shares deal for urban councillors

The ICAC has dropped its investigation into the allocation of Kwong On Bank shares to urban councillors.

27 Feb 1997 - 12:00am