'You can bet your house': Ex-ICAC lawyer Geoffrey Watson says corruption watchdog will probe Tim Crakanthorp property disclosures

Michael Parris
August 9 2023 - 5:00am

Former ICAC counsel Geoffrey Watson expects the corruption watchdog to launch a formal investigation into Tim Crakanthorp and return an adverse finding if he is shown to have omitted potential conflicts of interest from his ministerial disclosures.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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