ICAC weighs in on mining licences as Barry O’Farrell considers cancellation

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ICAC weighs in on mining licences as Barry O’Farrell considers cancellation

Andrew Clennell
The Daily Telegraph
February 21, 201311:23AM

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Ian Macdonald after leaving ICAC. Picture: Craig Greenhill Source: The Daily Telegraph

PREMIER Barry O’Farrell has received advice from ICAC as to whether or not he should suspend or cancel controversial mining licences granted by the former mining minister Ian Macdonald including one over former MP Eddie Obeid’s farm.

Mr O’Farrell has called a special cabinet meeting for 1:30pm to discuss the advice ahead of Question Time.

There is speculation the Premier will make an announcement in Question Time.

An ICAC spokeswoman confirmed Commissioner David Ipp sent his response to Mr O’Farrell last night.

Mr O’Farrell had written to the ICAC requesting advice on whether there should be any amendments to the mining act and whether the NSW government should commence legal proceedings against individuals or companies

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