Integrity Reforms for a Healthy Democracy

Wed, Jun 26, 2024 5:30pm AEST Lecture Theatre 115, Medical Sciences Precinct, University of Tasmania

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Recent polling by the Australia Institute shows that over three in four (77%) Tasmanians supported replacing the existing Integrity Commission with a new, fit for purpose anti-corruption commission.

The Hon. Robert Redlich AM KC will visit Hobart for one night only to talk about the need to strengthen transparency and accountability in government decision-making, the importance of investigating grey corruption and the dangers the political process poses to integrity in departmental and ministerial decision-making.

Robert is a renowned integrity champion, former Commissioner of the Victorian Independent Broad Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) and judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 15 years. Among many achievements is Robert’s work as a former Commonwealth Special Prosecutor which led to the establishment of the National Crime Authority, his role as counsel assisting the Inquiry into corruption at the Richmond Council and as a senior member of the Bar Council, commissioning the first inquiry in the legal profession on gender bias. He is also known for his work in supporting young lawyers entering the profession.

What is ‘grey corruption’? Join us to find out what it is, where it’s happening (spoiler alert: here in Tasmania), and what can be done about it.

Key priorities in the Australia Institute’s recently published Democracy Agenda for the 51st Tasmanian Parliament, a call to all Parliamentarians to fortify democracy, will also be discussed. 

Political donations, truth and misinformation, and integrity reforms were all buzzwords of the 2024 Tasmanian election. With a new power-sharing Parliament in place, now is the time to see these commitments delivered upon.

These reforms can endure and make a lasting impact on the quality and nature of Tasmanian democracy. We invite you to join us in this important conversation to strengthen Tasmania’s democratic architecture. 

Speakers

The Hon. Robert Redlich AM KC

The Hon. Meg Webb, Independent Member of the Legislative Council for Nelson

Bill Browne, Democracy and Accountability Program Director at the Australia Institute 

Hosted by Eloise Carr, the Director of the Australia Institute Tasmania

FREE to attend, but registration essential.

Please note this event will not be livestreamed.

When

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7pm AEST

Where

Lecture Theatre 115, Medical Sciences Precinct, University of Tasmania
17 Liverpool St
Hobart, TAS 7000
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Contact

Evie Simpson

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