Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander has urged parliament to consider abolishing its own privilege to publicly discuss ongoing investigations, as he today took aim at both Attorney-General Vickie Chapman and Labor frontbencher Tom Koutsantonis in a charged committee hearing.
The State Opposition will directly question Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander about whether or not he authorised Attorney-General Vickie Chapman to make public comment about an ongoing investigation, when he appears before a parliamentary inquiry next month.
The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has strenuously rejected claims by Michael Abbott QC that he abused his powers, and confirmed he considered reporting the high-profile barrister for unprofessional conduct while representing Tom Koutsantonis during the Gillman investigation.
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