Corruption. Rorting. Non-disclosure. Lying. Is this what we expect - and accept - from our politicians today? Or can we demand a higher standard of integrity and accountability?
Former Supreme Court Judge and former assistant Commissioner to ICAC Anthony Whealy QC is a vocal champion for robust measures to ensure that politicians are not seduced by bribery and dishonest transactions and do not compromise their responsibilities as elected officials.
In this conversation, he talks to Jane about the importance of the public holding politicians to account, and how important it is that democracy is protected from self-interest, secret deals, and lack of transparency.