Monday, 12 May 2008

Top lawyers demand corruption probe

South Australia's top lawyers are petitioning State Parliament for an inquiry into corruption.

Petition organiser Craig Caldicott says the lawyers each have experienced first-hand, or heard anecdotal evidence of, corruption across all levels of government.

The list of supporters include Mark Griffin QC and SA Director of Public Prosecutions Stephen Pallaras.

Mr Caldicott says the group wants an independent commission against corruption set up in SA, like those elsewhere.

"Why is it only in South Australia we don't need such a body where every other state in Australia has similar concerns and has very functioning commissions into corruption?" he asked.

"We have the opposition calling for it, we have the independents calling for it and we now have a large number of lawyers who are calling for such a commission.

"It is a clear signal to the Government that this is what is needed."


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