The former Labor minister will face a new trial after the court of criminal appeal quashed his conviction

Former Labor minister Ian Macdonald maintains he’s “absolutely” innocent after a New South Wales appeal court quashed his conviction for misconduct in public office and he walked from jail ahead of a retrial.

The former ALP politician had been in custody since 2017, when he was jailed for 10 years – with a minimum term of seven years – after being found guilty of two counts of wilful misconduct in public office.

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