Australia: ICAC chief’s resignation ‘sets back corruption fighting by years’
Author(s): Sean Nicholls, Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont | Date: November 23, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/ | URL: https://goo.gl/5tRT6W | Type: Text, Video
Premier Mike Baird has been accused of political payback and warned the fight against corruption in NSW has been set back years after Megan Latham announced she will resign as chief of the corruption watchdog.
The NSW government will launch a search for three new commissioners of the Independent Commission Against Corruption after Ms Latham leaves on November 30 to return to the Supreme Court bench.
Legislation passed by Parliament last week abolished Ms Latham’s position in favour of a three-commissioner model and the government announced she would be “invited” to reapply for her job, despite having two years to run on her contract.
It follows an extraordinary period of close to three years for Ms Latham at the ICAC.
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