2019 Oration

Safeguarding our democracy

Professor AJ Brown on whistleblower protection
after the
AFP media raids

Professor AJ Brown

2pm, Saturday 26 October 2019
Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts, Tenterfield NSW

On the 130th anniversary of Henry Parkes’ Tenterfield Oration, Professor A J Brown will argue that protecting public interest whistleblowing is more integral to good governance than ever.

With recent events revealing confused and inconsistent policy and lawmaking in this area, we must act to strengthen our national systems of public integrity and accountability if Australia is to remain the world-leading democracy envisioned by our constitutional founders .

Admission free, but booking recommended
phone: (02) 6736 6100
email c.foster@tenterfield.nsw.gov.au


Professor A J Brown is the leader of the public integrity and anti-corruption research program at Griffith University’s Centre for Governance & Public Policy.

A 25-year veteran of developments in Australia’s integrity systems, Professor Brown has been a board member of Transparency International Australia since 2010, and was elected to the global board of the world anti-corruption organisation in October 2017. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, member of the Commonwealth Government’s Expert Advisory Panel on Whistleblower Protection, and project leader of Australia’s second national integrity system assessment.