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ICAC "circus won't come to town" as Labor shoots down bill

Government-aligned crossbenchers have again helped shoot down a bid to allow Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander to hold public hearings into matters of maladministration – including a looming inquiry into the Oakden facility scandal – with former Liberal Martin Hamilton-Smith insisting the move would turn the inquiry into a “circus”.


Cautious Libs polling Marty's seat

The defection of Martin Hamilton-Smith continues to haunt the state Liberals, who are spending thousands of dollars from their precious election war-chest polling his electorate of Waite amid fears the party will need more than 50 per cent of the primary vote to hold the seat.