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Restoring Integrity in Politics: Musings on the Scope and Form of a National Integrity Commission

With the recent election of a Federal Labor Government that had a core election policy to introduce a National Integrity Commission, it is now certain that such a Commission will be introduced at a Commonwealth level; the final jurisdiction to do so. 
In advance of such a Commission being introduced, the Society will be joined by The Hon Anthony Whealy QC, former NSW Supreme Court Judge and Assistant Commissioner to the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption for a substantive address on what, in his view, should be the scope and form of the new Commission. The seminar will be held on 5 July 2022 at 6pm at the Law Society of New South Wales. Amongst other things, Mr Whealy will address:
  • what form and structure a Commission should take; 
  • what remit the Commission should have and whether, and to what extent, the NSW definition of corrupt conduct should be expanded;
  • what changes, if any, arise from the NSW ICAC experience;
  • whether there should be a means of restoring adversely impacted reputations where corrupt conduct findings are not substantiated; and
  • what the ideal funding model for the Commission should be.
Join us for an insightful speech on how integrity and trust can be restored in our national politics.
This is a free event but attendees are encouraged to join the Society online to help cover the costs of the event at Members are also welcome to claim 1 Substantive Law CPD Point if this educational activity is relevant to their immediate or long-term needs in relation to their professional development and practice of the law.
July 05, 2022 at 6:00pm - 8pm
Law Society of New South Wales, Room 201

Will you come?