Obeid threatens legal action against ALP

Obeid threatens legal action against ALP

Former New South Wales Labor MP Eddie Obeid is threatening the state party with legal action, if it moves to expel him before the Independent Commission Against Corrupttion delivers its findings.

Opposition leader John Robertson wrote to ALP officials in March, demanding the expulsion of Obeid and former colleageue Ian MacDonald, saying both had brought the party into disrepute.

But Mr Obeid’s lawyers have reportedly written to the ALP, warning of legal action if they go ahead with the expulsion. 

The corruption inquiry, which has embroiled the former power broker, reopens today, with Mr Obeid denying any wrongdoing.

The ICAC inquiry is investigating whether Mr Obeid potentially made millions of dollars from a coal exploration licence in the Bylong Valley, and whether Mr MacDonald passed on inside information.

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