Christian Porter was pushing his toothless anti-corruption watchdog even as his behaviour was being investigated by the media.
WA's Environmental Protection Authority has been hammered by the billionaire's media company — and Premier Mark McGowan hasn't been much help either.
Just hang on there, finance minister. You're wrong. There's a lot that's 'remarkable' about the powers of the Nev Power-led commission.
Gladys Berejiklian had a serious conflict of interest: while the ICAC pleaded for funding from her it was investigating her secret boyfriend.
Woodside Energy being paid to take care of its own mess is certainly eyebrow raising, but it's simply a small part of the long and questionable relationship between the company and the Australian government.
Drug companies and government affairs are inextricably linked, and the recent announcement of a potential COVID-19 vaccine "deal" is proof of that.
'This was a situation that should have been made known to all members of the committee before we started.'
Interested in the art of local government corruption? Look no further than the City of Perth.