FORMER New South Wales mining minister Ian Macdonald is facing two charges of misconduct in public office, after state prosecutors took action over a corruption inquiry.
Mr Macdonald's conduct was investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption over the Doyles Creek mining licence granted without a competitive tender.
The ICAC had recommended Mr Macdonald and then Doyles Creek Mining chairman John Maitland be charged.
Mr Macdonald and Mr Maitland have previously maintained their innocence.
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