I have long advocated an Independent Commission Against Corruption. For many years it has been ably demonstrated that when it comes to investigating and prosecuting politicians the Police are rather squeamish. Not so in Australia…where yet more Labor politicians are under the cosh for corruption:
The explosive allegations of corruption against three former NSW Labor ministers is set to embroil the party for months with the corruption watchdog announcing its inquiry will begin on November 1 and run until at least April.
Last Friday the Independent Commission Against Corruption began serving summonses on witnesses to give evidence at the public inquiry.
In a media release issued today, the ICAC said it had been conducting three separate investigations “concerning corruption allegations” involving the former NSW Minister for Primary Industries and Mineral Resources, Ian Macdonald, former minister for mineral resources Eddie Obeid, and former minister for roads and commerce, Eric Roozendaal.