Improving government - a seminar 


Professor John McMillan presents ‘Improving government’, on 7 September from 3pm to 5pm.

In 2005, following the highly publicised detention of Cornelia Rau and the removal from Australia of Vivian Alvarez, the Australian Government asked the Commonwealth Ombudsman to review 247 other cases of immigration detention. The Ombudsman recently completed that task by publication of seven reports.

In this talk, John McMillan will discuss ten lessons that emerge from those investigations that are relevant to all areas of government administration.

John McMillan was appointed Commonwealth Ombudsman in 2003. He is on leave from his position as a Professor of Law at the Australian National University. In 2007 he acted in the role of Integrity Commissioner, to establish the new Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity. He is a former President of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, and a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

This seminar is jointly sponsored by the Institute of Public Administration Australia and Australian Institute of Administrative Law, and takes place in Territory Perspective, Ground Floor Development House, 76 The Esplanade.

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