South Australian Premier Steven Marshall (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

If you thought there was strong resistance to a corruption watchdog in Canberra, you should take a look at what’s happening in Adelaide. 

Not satisfied with an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption that actually has teeth, the Libs -- including MPs who have been under investigation by the watchdog -- are trying to dismantle it. 

Yesterday the South Australian government voted on a bill that would strip the ICAC of its powers to investigate misconduct and maladministration. This drew a blistering rebuke from ICAC commissioner Ann Vanstone QC, who told a parliamentary hearing it would shield politicians from scrutiny and ultimately allow corruption to go undetected.