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Politics

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”.

Politics

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.

News

The subs that ate ASC

UPDATED | Concern around sovereign capability in the delivery of the Future Submarines program is a “ticking bomb”, the State Government has declared, after French designer DCNS designated itself the sole builder of the lucrative project, with no role for the SA-based Commonwealth-owned ASC.

News

Xenophon threat could backfire in Waite: MHS

Controversial independent Martin Hamilton-Smith says a vote for Nick Xenophon’s fledgling SA Best party is a vote for a Liberal Government, after the influential senator vowed to run candidates against MPs who voted down a bill to allow for public ICAC hearings into the Oakden scandal.