National integrity systems symposium
Speech delivered by Morry Bailes, President, Law Council of Australia, at the National Integrity Systems Symposium, Canberra, 21 August 2018.
"This work is essential as we strive to reset the parameters of transparency and accountability in Australia’s institutions of power, and ensure our systems are robust enough to protect the rule of law. In the view of the Law Council, the need to reassess and strengthen our systems of integrity and anti-corruption in this country are overdue.
And we are broadly supportive of the establishment of a national integrity commission, overseen by an independent chief commissioner appointed by a minister on the advice of the governor-general for a fixed, full-time, non-renewable five-year term, or alternatively overseen by suitably experienced senior counsel."