Three former Labor premiers to front ICAC
THREE former NSW Labor premiers are set to give evidence at a corruption inquiry that could end up costing taxpayers as much as $10 million.
Nathan Rees, Morris Iemma and Kristina Keneally will appear before the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in the coming months, the Seven Network reported on Wednesday.
The inquiry will investigate alleged corruption by former Labor ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald, as well as former treasurer Eric Roozendaal, who remains an MP.
Taxpayers will fund legal assistance totalling $100,000 per day throughout the inquiry for witnesses including Mr Macdonald, Mr Roozendaal and bureaucrat Richard Sheldrake, Seven reported.
The inquiry, which starts later this year, could run for up to five months, which could result in a total cost of $10 million.
It will examine allegations that Mr Obeid's family gave a Honda CRV to Mr Roozendaal in 2007 while he was minister for roads.