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Ian Macdonald: From corruption crusader to convicted criminal in 20 years

A corruption crusader, a convicted criminal, even a cleaner — Ian Macdonald has been known as several things in the past 20 years.

As a newly elected MLC in New South Wales, Macdonald’s first words to Parliament were in support of the establishment of an anti-corruption body.

Today, some two decades later, Macdonald was jailed for 10 years for misconduct in a public office.

In June 1988, Macdonald chose as the subject of his maiden speech the then Liberal Government’s bill to establish the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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