Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Webinar by Dennis Cowdroy QC on Integrity Commissions at 5.00pm (AEDT), just before the AIAL agm at 5.45pm

11 Nov

Australian Institute of Administrative Law

 The AIAL will present the Michael Will Address and conduct the 2020 Annual General Meeting by Zoom Conferencing

Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 5.00 pm

 Guest Speaker: Dennis Cowdroy QC will deliver the Michael Will Address (prior to the AIAL Annual General Meeting)

Topic: The Development and Need for Integrity Commissions

 His Honour will discuss the concept and development of integrity commissions in our legal system, with particular reference to the creation of the inaugural Integrity Commission, ACT. The presentation will include reference to unique features of the ACT Integrity Commission which are designed to safeguard the reputations of persons who may come before it as witnesses to avoid the denigration of such persons as we have recently witnessed in our media. 
 The Hon Dennis Cowdroy AO QC was appointed as the first ACT Integrity Commissioner in 2019. Among his many appointments, his Honour was a Justice of the Federal Court of Australia (2006-2014), an Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT (2007 – 2014), Defence Force Judge-Advocate (2012-2017) and Chair of the Australian Electoral Commission (2015-2020). In addition to being the ACT Integrity Commissioner, his Honour is a Deputy President of the AAT, an Acting District Court Judge and an Appellate Member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Mr Cowdroy received the Award of Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for service to the law and to the judiciary.

 The seminar will be held immediately prior to the AIAL AGM and is open to all members of the AIAL and to any interested members of the public.

 Admission is free to attend the 2020 Michael Will Address(AIAL members and non- members)and/or the 2020 AIAL Annual General Meeting from 5.45pm (AIAL members only), however it is necessary to register via the TryBooking link shown below. Zoom login details will be sent to you by email following registration:

CLE/CPD points are available if this webinar is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law. Please contact your local law society for further details.Any WA practitioners attending should note this event is not currently covered by AIAL WA Chapter QA accreditation, although the WA Chapter is exploring options.

 For further information, contact the AIAL Secretariat

Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL)


Ph: 02 6290 1505; Fax: 02 6290 1580



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