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Key concepts of the new ICAC Act 2017
Monday 18 March 2019, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

ICAC’s role in improving confidence in the public administration of the NT by exploring the prevention and detection of improper conduct.

Venue: Law Society Northern Territory, Level 3, 9 Cavenagh Street, Darwin 
Cost: $99.00 (inc GST)
Level: Suitable for all levels of legal practice

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Overview

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2017 (the Act) was passed by the NT Legislative Assembly on 23 November 2017 and commenced 30 November 2018. The purpose of this Act is to address improper conduct in public administration. It does so by preventing and curbing improper conduct through the Office of the ICAC and thereby improving public confidence in government. This seminar will review key concepts under the Act and give participants a greater understanding of the role and functions of the ICAC.

Participants will leave with:

1. A deeper understanding of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2017 (the Act)

2. An understanding of key concepts including improper conduct, protected communications, whistleblower protections, nominated recipients, etc.

3. An understanding of the role lawyers will play in ICAC processes.

Presented by: Kenneth Felming, ICAC Commissioner

Kenneth Charles Fleming QC has practiced law for more than 42 years, 12 years as a Junior, and 30 years as Queen's Counsel in family, criminal, civil, international and other national courts.

Mr Fleming was admitted to practice as a barrister in December 1976, becoming a Queen’s Counsel in November 1988. He practised in civil law and criminal law, and is vastly experienced in many aspects of law.

Mr Fleming practiced principally in Brisbane and other parts of Australia and the Pacific. He spent three years with the United Nations prosecuting the Rwandan Genocide.

Mr Fleming holds the fundamental and abiding view, that the making and administration of law is the vehicle for the proper organisation for society. He believes that the Rule of Law is of practical and every-day application in a peaceful society.

“Parliament has the responsibility to make laws for the peace, order and good government of its constituency, and courts have the duty to administer those laws, and the common law.

The law is an evolving, living and breathing process designed to be the servant of all people for the proper and beneficial organisation of society. lf particular behaviour challenges, or does not meet the contemporary needs of, society then it has no place in that society.

It follows that I am committed to the proper administration of justice.” Ken Fleming QC

Earn 1 CPD Point in Substantive Law (SL) 

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