SA government in forced into minority after MP charged in ICAC probe
South Australia’s Liberal government has been forced into minority after first-term Liberal MP Fraser Ellis told State Parliament he had been charged after a probe by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog.
At the end of a marathon late-night sitting where Parliament passed a contentious abortion bill, Mr Ellis rose to his feet after 2:00am to reveal he had been charged with offences arising from an investigation by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC).
“I’d like to take this rather unconventional time to inform the House that yesterday I was charged with alleged offences arising from the recent ICAC investigation into the Country Members’ Accommodation Allowance,” Mr Ellis said.
“I am completely innocent and I will be vigorously defending these allegations to the full…