The National Anti-Corruption Commission: Powers and Design Principles

The National Anti-Corruption Commission: Powers and Design Principles

The National Anti-Corruption Commission: Powers and Design Principles

It has been 20 years since the establishment of the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission as an independent anti-corruption agency to improve the integrity of, and to reduce the incidence of misconduct in the WA public sector.   At that time, the powers given under the then Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003 were the most extensive of any anti-corruption agency in Australia.  In late 2022, the National Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2022 was established to investigate serious or systemic corruption within the Commonwealth public sector.

In this seminar, Kate Chaney MP, Federal Member for Curtin and Kirsten Nelson, Director of Legal Services at the WA Corruption and Crime Commission, will explore the powers, strengths and weaknesses of the Commissions.  Kirsten Nelson will also cover how the WA Corruption and Crime Commission’s powers and jurisdiction have changed since its establishment, and how the Commission has discharged its significant responsibilities.



  1. This seminar is subject to change.
  2. The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia states that CPD Points are awarded for a full hour and/ or half hour of attendance. Lesser periods are rounded down to the nearest half hour. 
  3. A practitioner cannot claim CPD points for attending a seminar that has the same content during the same CPD year. The content must extend the practitioner’s knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to the solicitor’s practice needs or professional development.  Practitioners should not request CPD points for any subsequent seminars which contain the same or similar content within the same CPD year.

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Monday, 11 March 2024 1:00 pm


Monday, 11 March 2024 2:00 pm

Venue 1:

The Law Society of Western Australia

Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace



Venue 2:

At Your Desk

Delivered Live Online


CPD Freedom:

Areas of Law

CPD Points

Practice Management
Professional Skills
Ethics & Responsibility
Substantive Law


Kate Chaney MP Federal Member for Curtin
Kirsten Nelson Director of Legal Services, Corruption and Crime Commission

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