Integrity Lectures

THE  ACCOUNTABILITY ROUND TABLE ANNUAL INTEGRITY LECTURES

During a Parliamentary term, when there are no Integrity Awards, the Accountability Round Table hosts an annual  lecture by a prominent Australian on matters of Parliamentary integrity and accountability.

Annual Integrity Lecture – Jim Carlton Lecture 2016: The Hon. Peter Baume. “Accountability: Do programs work? (and how can we find out?) ‘Through a glass darkly…’ “

This year the lectures have been renamed “The Jim Carlton Lectures” in honour of the late Hon. Jim Carlton AO, who was a highly valued member of Accountability Round Table.

This year’s Jim Carlton lecture was given by The Hon. Peter Baume. Its title: Accountability: Do programs work? (and how can we find out?) Through a glass darkly

Professor the Hon. Peter Baume, AC has had a distinguished career  as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Health and Education in the Fraser Government, Former Chancellor of the Australian National University, Former Professor of Community Medicine, University of NSW. He has an outstanding record of integrity.

The Jim Carlton Lecture is jointly hosted  by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS) at Melbourne Law School and Accountability Round Table (ART).

Read the full lecture:

ACCOUNTABILITY: DO PROGRAMS WORK AND HOW CAN WE FIND OUT? (pdf)

ACCOUNTABILITY: DO PROGRAMS WORK AND HOW CAN WE FIND OUT? (html)

Annual Integrity Lecture 2014; Michelle Grattan – “Integrity in Politics: A Media Perspective”

Accountability Round Table, in association with Melbourne University Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, presents our Annual Integrity Lecture. This year, (2014) Michelle Grattan AO (Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra & Chief Political Correspondent, The Conversation), speaks on “Integrity in Politics: A Media Perspective”.

The lecture was given at Melbourne Law School on 18th November 2014

“Michelle is uniquely qualified to comment on integrity in politics.  Of unquestioned integrity in her own profession, she has observed more examples of integrity, or lack of it, over the years than most people in Canberra.  This will be an opportunity for an insight not to be missed.”

This lecture was published in full at “The Conversation”. 18 November 2014, 9.48pm AEDT.  https://theconversation.com/integrity-in-politics-34360

Read the full lecture:

INTEGRITY IN POLITICS: A MEDIA PERSPECTIVE

 

Annual Integrity Lecture 2012; Lindsay Tanner – “Integrity in Politics – The Power of Ideas.”

Accountability Round Table in conjunction with Melbourne University Law School Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies invited The Hon Lindsay Tanner, former Federal member for the seat of Melbourne, to give the 2012 Annual Integrity Lecture.

The lecture was given at Melbourne Law School on 22 Nov 2012

Lindsay addressed matters of the media’s relationship with politicians and its negative effect on political literacy and interest. However he considered this to be part of a wider phenomenon of deep economic and technological changes that have swept the Western world.

Read the full lecture:

INTEGRITY IN POLITICS: THE POWER OF IDEAS

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Annual Integrity Lecture 2011: Fred Chaney – “Integrity in Parliament – Where Does Duty Lie?”

Accountability Round Table in conjunction with Melbourne University Law School Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies invited The Hon Fred Chaney,  former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia, to give the 2011 Annual Integrity Lecture.

The lecture was given at Melbourne Law School on 11 October 2011.

Asking “where does the politician’s duty lie”, Fred Chaney canvassed the difficulty of judging politicians through the lens of integrity because of the layers of responsibility they have and the complexity of many of the issues with which they have to deal. Political judgement is contextual.

Read the full lecture and see the video

INTEGRITY IN PARLIAMENT: WHERE DOES DUTY LIE?