Tag Archives: Commissioner Fitzgerald

Transparency Issues (Or: Judged By Your Betters)

Authority derives from legitimacy. Credibility derives from transparency. By these definitions, the Royal Commission has fair authority but lesser credibility, for a few reasons, which should be addressed. Established, under public pressure, by former Labor Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, the … Continue reading

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Public Hearings Commence Soon (Or: No Legal Cash Cows, Please)

The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse will finally commence public hearings on 16th September. It is going to cost a hell of a lot of money (even more than George Pell’s Roman holiday villa!). If the money is well … Continue reading

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The Commissioners Revisited (Or: Don’t Go By PR Releases)

When the Royal Commissioners were appointed, the government put out a short PR release on the backgrounds of the commissioners, which said very little in fact about the people other than about their  current positions. At the time, this site … Continue reading

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