ICAC to grill former Labor ministers
FORMER state treasurer Eric Roozendaal and his tarnished former Labor colleagues Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid are set to be grilled by the corruption watchdog.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is holding public hearings in November into alleged favours between the men, Sydney media report.
The granting of coal exploration licences by Mr Macdonald, as the former mining minister, is set to be scrutinised, reports say.
It has previously reported how in 2008 Mr Macdonald invited 11 companies to apply for coal exploration licences, but the former government awarded several licences to a 36-year-old mortgage broker with no experience in resources.
The Obeid family’s purchase of land in the Central West before a tender process opened is also set to be examined.
The ICAC is also likely to explore how Mr Roozendaal acquired a car from Mr Obeid’s son Moses when he was roads minister in 2007.