No shortage of fodder When asked about recent scandals that might warrant the establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission, Rowlings was not short for words. “Just in the past year, we have had some classic cases that should attract formal attention for possible corruption,” he said. Along with the sports rorts grants, he pointed to Angus Taylor’s grassland issue, the alleged use of federal electorate offices for branch stacking – possibly by both major parties – and ASIC’s failure to take action against corporations. Rowlings also pointed to a few more discrepancies that involve the architect behind the Coalition’s proposed CIC. There was Porter’s stacking of the Administrative Affairs Tribunal with favourable judicial officers right before the last election, which “he thought the Coalition was going to lose”, and then there’s the attorney general’s decision to approve the prosecution of Witness K and lawyer Bernard Collaery, after his predecessor George Brandis refused to do so. “The list can go on and on,” Rowlings concluded.