Sinodinos to front ICAC again


Liberal senator Arthur Sinodinos is due to reappear before the NSW corruption watchdog’s cash-for-favours probe.

Senator Sinodinos stood aside from his role as assistant treasurer in March while the Independent Commission Against Corruption investigated his time as a director of the Eddie Obeid-linked Australian Water Holdings.

On Monday counsel assisting the commission, Geoffrey Watson SC, said Senator Sinodinos will be added to Tuesday’s witness list.

The ICAC is investigating allegations a front organisation, the Free Enterprise Foundation (FEF), was used to funnel banned donations to NSW Liberal fighting funds ahead of the 2011 state election.

It’s also looking at whether MPs, including former NSW cabinet ministers Chris Hartcher and Michael Gallacher, “solicited and received donations from prohibited donors”.

So far 11 Liberal party members have been caught up in allegations before the watchdog.Senator Sinodinos first appeared before the ICAC in April.

Hearings are expected to finish this week.



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