The Independent Commission Against Corruption has disgraced itself.
This agency has overstepped the mark and removed all doubt that the law governing public hearings needs to change.
It is critical that the Coates Inquiry is not seen as a bogus Victorian Government inquiry into itself.
Only a Royal Commission appointed by the Federal Government will have the power to access phone records, resources, time and above all the credibility to provide Australians with answers.
Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done
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