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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Icac: the NSW Liberal party scalps claimed so far – full list of MPs | World news | theguardian.com

Icac: the NSW Liberal party scalps claimed so far – full list of MPs | World news | theguardian.com



Icac: the NSW Liberal party scalps claimed so far – full list of MPs




As
Icac continues its corruption investigations, the political toll for
the Liberal party is rising with 10 MPs and one senator standing down,
either from the party or from their positions




Barry O'Farrell
Barry O’Farrell. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP








Barry O’Farrell (NSW premier, member for Ku-ring-gai)


16 April: resigns as state premier after the discovery of a signed
thank you note for a $3,000 bottle of wine he had previously denied
having received



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/16/barry-ofarrell-resigns-as-nsw-premier-after-thankyou-card-for-wine-emerges



Arthur Sinodinos (federal senator for NSW)


19 March: steps down as assistant treasurer as Icac investigates his controversial role at Australian Water Holdings


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/19/arthur-sinodinos-stands-down-as-assistant-treasurer





Arthur Sinodinos
Former assistant federal treasurer Arthur Sinodinos leaves Icac after giving evidence. Photograph: Richard Milnes/Demotix/Corbis




Chris Hartcher (NSW energy minister, member for Terrigal)


4 December 2013: resigns from portfolio after Icac search


19 February 2014: withdraws from party after allegations his staff funnelled prohibited donations through a front company


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/04/chris-hartcher-quits-nsw-cabinet-over-icac-raid


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/19/nsw-liberal-mps-icac-investigation-donations





Chris Hartcher
Former NSW energy minister Chris Hartcher leaves after giving evidence on May 19. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP




Chris Spence (NSW MP, member for the Entrance)


19 February: withdraws from party after claims his 2011 election campaign used banned donations


10 June: announces he will not stand for re-election


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/19/nsw-liberal-mps-icac-investigation-donations


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/two-mps-facing-corruption-inquiry-will-not-contest-2015-nsw-election



Darren Webber (NSW MP, member for Wyong)


19 February: withdraws from party after claims his 2011 election campaign used banned donations


10 June: announces he will not stand for re-election


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/19/nsw-liberal-mps-icac-investigation-donations


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/two-mps-facing-corruption-inquiry-will-not-contest-2015-nsw-election





Darren Webber
Darren Webber, the member for Wyong, arrives
to give evidence at the Independent Commission Against Corruption
hearing in Sydney on 19 May. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP




Marie Ficarra (NSW upper house MP)


28 April: stands down from party over accusations she took a banned $5,000 donation from a property developer


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/icac-secret-donations-worth-400000-channelled-by-liberal-figures





Marie Ficarra outside Icac
Marie Ficarra outside Icac. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP




Mike Gallacher (NSW upper house MP, NSW police and justice minister)


2 May: resigns from position after claims he devised a scheme to
funnel illegal donations to the Liberal party through a fake consulting
agency



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/02/icac-police-minister-mike-gallacher-hatched-corrupt-scheme





Mike Gallacher
Mike Gallacher, the former NSW police minister, speaking to the media. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP




Tim Owen (NSW MP, member for Newcastle)


12 May: announces he will not stand again after discovering banned donors contributed to his campaign


6 August: stands down from party after corruption allegations


12 August: resigns from parliament after admitting he lied to Icac
about a donation from Newcastle mayor and property developer Jeff McCloy



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/12/icac-liberal-mp-wont-stand-again-after-banned-donation-revealed


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/two-nsw-liberal-mps-stand-down-from-party-after-icac-hearing


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/liberal-mps-tim-owen-and-andrew-cornwell-quit-after-icac-admissions





tim owen
Suspended NSW Liberal MP Tim Owen (right) departs after giving evidence at Icac. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP




Andrew Cornwell (NSW government whip, member for Charlestown)


6 August: stands down from party after allegations he accepted $10,000 in cash from Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy


8 August: announces he will not stand for re-election


12 August: resigns from parliament


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/06/two-nsw-liberal-mps-stand-down-from-party-after-icac-hearing


http://www.theguardian.com/wohttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/nsw-mp-andrew-cornwell-will-leave-politics-following-icac-revelations





Former Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell (right), departs after giving evidence at Icac.
Former Charlestown MP, Andrew Cornwell (right), departs after giving evidence at Icac. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP




Garry Edwards (NSW MP, member for Swansea)


14 August: stands down from party after being named by Icac hearing


http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/14/mp-garry-edwards-stands-down-as-icac-claims-ninth-liberal-party-scalp



Bart Bassett (NSW MP, member for Londonderry)


27 August: stands down from party after allegations Nathan
Tinkler-owned company Buildev sought to influence him when he was mayor
of Hawkesbury



http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/12/liberal-mps-tim-owen-and-andrew-cornwell-quit-after-icac-admissions






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