It was a moment of high drama at 10am yesterday when the principal witness in the current NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiry, Ron Medich, entered the witness stand. But the day quickly descended into farce due to the Sydney businessman’s obfuscatory manner, combined with his detailed descriptions of the services provided by s-x workers.

On top of this, Medich’s mobile phone and electronic ankle bracelet, a condition of his release on bail on a charge of conspiring to murder Michael McGurk, repeatedly interfered with the commission’s sensitive recording devices. Although the phone was removed, the bracelet, of course, had to stay.