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Vanstone set to be SA's new corruption watchdog

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The former judge who oversaw the most sweeping electoral boundary changes in recent history before the last state election is set to become South Australia’s next Independent Commissioner Against Corruption.

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Ann Vanstone, who retired last year from the Supreme Court, is understood to have fronted state parliament’s Statutory Officers Committee this morning after the Marshall Government put her forward as its nominee to replace incumbent Bruce Lander.

A statement confirming her appointment is expected later today.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman also attended parliament today, but did not stop for questions when approached by InDaily.

Vanstone’s elevation to the ICAC role has been expected for some time, with InDaily first reporting the likely move early last year.

However, a formal appointment has been long delayed with Lander maintaining he would see out his term, which expires in September.

It comes after the ICAC last week weighed into the MP entitlements scandal, which on the weekend claimed two ministerial scalps, along with the resignations of Upper House president Terry Stephens and veteran Liberal David Ridgway, who stepped aside from the cabinet after it was revealed in The Advertiser he had signed blank time sheets for his taxpayer-funded chauffeured car.

Vanstone, the sister-in-law of former federal minister and moderate faction powerbroker Amanda, has previously wielded a significant influence on SA politics, as the judge assigned to chair the previous Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission whose 2016 report re-drew the state’s political map, turning four Labor-held marginals into nominal Liberal seats and prompting a failed Supreme Court appeal by the ALP.

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