Just to make a change from Eddie Obeid and Ian McDonald, it appears the Libs in NSW aren't as white as snow either
Liberal trio named in corruption inquiry step down, avoiding suspension
by state political reporter Sarah Gerathy
"Former New South Wales energy minister Chris Hartcher and two other state government MPs have voluntarily withdrawn from the Liberal Party after moves to suspend them over corruption allegations were put in motion.
A senior government source confirmed to the ABC that the party started the process to suspend Mr Hartcher, Darren Webber and Chris Spence last night after they were named in new public hearings held by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
The trio recently renominated for pre-selection in their Central Coast seats.
ICAC revealed it is investigating claims the MPs solicited money from various sources in return for favours.
It is also looking at whether Mr Hartcher favoured the interests of Australian Water Holdings after it allegedly made several payments to a company set up by one of his staffers.
The New South Wales Green MP John Kaye is now calling for a review of all decisions made by the former energy minister.
"The allegations throw a serious cloud over every decision that Mr Hartcher was involved in," he said.
The corruption watchdog will also hold a second inquiry examining separate allegations that former Labor ministers Eddie Obeid, Joe Tripodi and Tony Kelly misused their positions in parliament to benefit Australian Water Holdings.
A major fundraiser for the Liberal Party yesterday resigned from the board of the State Water Corporation after being linked to the corruption inquiries.
Nick di Girolamon was appointed to the board in 2012.
A directions hearing will be held next month."
More ABC propaganda perhaps ?