In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Is anything permissible in the pursuit of political corruption and does the end justify the means? The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption's (ICAC) investigation into former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian's conduct exposed questionable government processes and raised questions about transparency and accountability of political figures. Should she have disclosed her relationship with then-secret boyfriend MP Daryl Maguire, and did she breach the public trust though a conflict between her public duties and personal life? Unlike criminal courts, ICAC does not provide the protections offered those charged with a crime, nor the exoneration process that an acquittal or successful appeal offers. Guilt of corrupt behaviour by accusation is a real and constant danger, as history shows. Wrongful accusation delivers a grave injustice and in the case of a corruption 'watchdog' a public investigation amounts to a wrongful accusation, given that the investigation is not a finding. Andrew L. Urban has been writing about wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system and the role of the State in its fair and just administration of the law since 2013. In Gladys he provides the broader context in which this controversial ICAC investigation pilloried Gladys Berijiklian with questionable justification - and arguably not in the true spirit of exposing political corruption as the public understands it. It includes detailed excerpts from the ICAC Act and the investigation, Gladys' resignation from politics, and how she stayed strong through it all and retained her fans and followers.