The Morrison Government recently managed to scuttle debate of Helen Haines’ proposed bill for forming a Federal ICAC, by way of a technicality, writes Ross Jones. THE PROSPECT of a Federal Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) terrifies Scott Morrison. What skeletons might tumble out is anyone’s guess. On Thursday afternoon in Parliament, the prime minister was reduced to a cartoon-spitting monster at the very thought of such a thing. But that little outburst came near the end of a long and trying day at the coalface of democracy.