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 www.nswlaborlawyers.com/join. 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.