Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Growing dirt pile is getting closer to NSW O'Farrell Government Resources and Energy Minister, Chris Hartcher

Something which places a different emphasis on Chris Hartcher’s open for business philosophy?

Sean Nicholls writing in The Sydney Morning Herald on 13 May 2012:

A SENIOR staff member of the NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher, has resigned and his electorate officer has been suspended after election funding authorities launched an investigation into allegations against them.
Tim Koelma, who had worked for Mr Hartcher for a decade, and Ray Carter, Mr Hartcher's electorate officer in Terrigal, were suspended in late March after the NSW Liberal Party wrote to the Election Funding Authority alleging they had breached funding laws.
It is understood political donations to the NSW branch of the party were being sought through a trust connected to Mr Koelma……

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