Law Society NT Logo
Law Society NT Logo

Events Calendar

NT ICAC Update
Thursday 15 March 2018, 01:00pm - 02:30pm
Venue: Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin
Cost: $148.50 incl GST
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice
Video Stream: This will be streamed live to NTLAC Boardroom, 77 Hartley Street, Alice Springs.
Please use same link below to register.

Register Now!



In November 2017 the Independent Commissioner against Corruption Act was passed. A Bill to introduce consequential amendments is currently before the Parliament. Expressions of interest have been called for a Commissioner and it is anticipated that the ICAC will be up and running in the Northern Territory by the middle of this year. What does this mean for you?

As legal practitioners you may act for clients who regularly engage, contract or interact with Government departments, agencies, Local Government and statutory authorities. What do you need to know and how are your clients likely to be affected by the ICAC? What powers does the ICAC have and what advice do you need to give your clients when the Commissioner comes knocking.

You may also contract directly or indirectly with a range of bodies covered by the legislation. Do you need to change any or your practices or procedures to either comply with or avoid the risk of running afoul of the ICAC?

What can we learn from South Australian experience – real life experiences.


Presenter: Ralph Bonig, Special Counsel, Finlaysons

During his time as President of the South Australian Law Society (2010 – 2012) South Australia introduced its ICAC. Ralph wrote and spoke publically at that time about the legislation and its potential impact. He has followed the introduction of the ICAC legislation in the Northern Territory.

Ralph has over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner and for the last three years has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Finlaysons’ Northern Territory office. His practice involves advising both private and Government clients in the areas of risk management and dispute resolution. He has appeared as Counsel in all relevant jurisdictions.


Earn 1.5 CPD points in Substantive Law (SL).

Legalsuper RGB 72dpi small

Office Location

Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800

Mailing Address

GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801


Telephone: (08) 8981 5104
Fax: (08) 8941 1623
ABN: 62 208 314 893