March 4

The Nile Iinquiry- NSW Parliament Prorogued

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The Rev Fred Nile MP MP chaired the NSW Legislative Council's Inquiry into the Gentrader (Electricity Power Stations) Transactions in 2010-2011.

The Final Report was tabled on 23 February.

The Inquiry almost did not proceed after the Premier, the Hon Kristina Keneally MP, advised the Governor to prorogue the Parliament on 22 December 2010, although elections were not due until 26 March 2011.

This was widely believed to be an attempt to prevent this Inquiry from going ahead.

The Crown Solicitor then advised the Premier that the inquiry could not proceed.

But following contrary advice from the Clerk of the Parliaments that the Committee could still meet and transact business during a prorogation, the President of the Legislative Council announced that she would allow the Inquiry to proceed.

The Committee was nevertheless stymied in its efforts to uncover the facts surrounding the Gentrader transactions.

Despite multiple efforts to hear evidence from the directors who resigned from Delta and Eraring, these directors declined to appear before the Committee due to concerns about the application of parliamentary privilege during prorogation.

While the Committee sought reassurances from the Premier that she would not bring legal action against the directors for giving evidence to the Inquiry, the Premier would not give such an undertaking.

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The Rev Fred Nile speaks on other aspects of the inquiry below
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 ….previous comments….

Nile Inquiry Final Report: Rescind contracts, Royal Commission  25 February, 2011

The Nile inquiry: government must always be accountable 4 February 2011

Queensland acts promptly on floods: Royal Commission  18 January 2011

The Formidable Fred Nile Prevails: Premier Concedes 7 January 2011

Prorogation: it won't stop the Rev Fred Nile  4 January 2011

Prorogue, then intimidate  30 December 2010


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