The two Labor figures, as well as Obeid’s son Moses, plead not guilty to conspiring over a coalmining licence on Obeid land

Former New South Wales Labor ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid, and the latter’s son Moses, will face a long trial in 2019 over the granting of a coalmining exploration licence.

The trio pleaded not guilty on Friday in the NSW supreme court to conspiring for Macdonald to grant the licence on Obeid family land at Mount Penny in the Bylong Valley near Mudgee between 2007 and 2009.

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