Accountability & The Law Speakers

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With experts from across legal and academic fields, the Accountability & The Law Conference is a special initiative of The Australia Institute that will discuss the weaknesses in the current federal accountability system and suggest mechanisms for reform.

  Keynote speakers  
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Nicholas Cowdery AM QC
former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions


Geoffrey Watson SC
former counsel assisting NSW ICAC

  Speakers also include  


Shadow Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC
Shadow Attorney General


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Senator Richard Di Natale
Leader of the Australian Greens

Senator Nick Xenophon
Leader of the Nick Xenophon Team

Senator Jacqui Lambie
Independent Senator for Tasmania

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George Williams AO
Dean and Anthony Mason Professor, UNSW Law

Bret Walker SC
Barrister; former Independent Monitor of National Security Legislation

Noel Hutley SC
Barrister; former President of the NSW Bar Association

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Fiona McLeod SC
Barrister; President of the Law Council of Australia

Anthony Whealy QC
former Assistant Commissioner NSW ICAC; President of Transparency International

Associate Professor Joo Cheong Tham
Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School; Director, Electoral Regulation Research Network

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Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby
Associate Professor, UNSW Law; The Judiciary Project co-director at Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law


Professor AJ Brown
Professor, Griffith University; Program Leader, Public Integrity & Anti-Corruption in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy

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