FORMER Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald will face an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) probe into a series of corruption allegations including the awarding of the Doyle’s Creek coal exploration licence and others in the NSW Hunter Valley.
An ICAC spokesman said in a statement that a public inquiry would start on November 1, with corruption allegations also concerning former MP Eddie Obied and former minister Eric Roozendaal.
ICAC representatives began serving summonses for witnesses to appear last Friday.
The inquiry will look at whether the Mining Act and the code of conduct for ministers and MPs should be reviewed.
The inquiry, to be presided over by barrister David Ipp, is expected to last until at least April next year.