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Eddie Obeid – High Court of Australia

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April 8, 2016

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The legal community has been in a frenzy of speculation about the trial of Eddie Obeid before the NSW Supreme Court. Obeid is of course a former member of the NSW Upper House. The trial was dramatically abandoned earlier this year after new evidence was unexpectedly revealed. Thanks to the expiry of some non-publication orders, we now know that Obeid appealed to the Court of Appeal and, later, the High Court to try and stop his trial. His argument was that the Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction to try him […]


ICAC Comittee Inquiry

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September 22, 2014

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Not since Nick Greiner resigned as Premier of NSW after a finding of corruption has ICAC been so popular a source of gossip and intrigue in NSW politics. The history books show that not only was Mr Greiner never prosecuted before a criminal court, but he successfully appealed against the finding of corruption before the NSW Court of appeal. Eddie Obeid, a more recent focus of ICAC, famously boasted that he had a "one percent" chance of ever being prosecuted as a result of the allegations and findings of corruption made […]

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