Union calls agency’s funding cuts ‘the NSW government attempting to issue a get-out-of-jail-free card for itself and all its business mates’

Successive budget cuts and job losses are weakening the New South Wales’ Independent Commission Against Corruption (Icac), the state’s public service union and Labor opposition have warned.

Last month’s NSW state budget included a relatively small cut of $258,000 to Icac funding. The cuts, while modest, continue a gradual reduction in the agency’s budget over the past four years.

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