Vivienne Thom (Image: AAP/Alan Porritt)

Why bother with a federal ICAC when you have Dr Vivienne Thom?

With several expense and spending scandals erupting last week the Morrison government has called on the  services of Thom, a former public servant with a long background in running secret investigations. 

Thom will be investigating the case of ASIC boss James Shipton and his $118,000 tax advice bill, as well as the payment of $30 million to Liberal donors Tony and Ron Perich for land valued at $3 million at Badgerys Creek.