2023 Law Week presentation

Walking the line: Transparency vs witness welfare

In this 42-minute Victorian Law Week video, Inspector Eamonn Moran PSM KC and CEO Cathy Cato discuss the challenges for integrity bodies when balancing transparency with witness welfare.

You will learn about the complex issues facing anti-corruption commissions and other integrity bodies when deciding between public and private hearings, and public and private reports.

While transparency sounds fair, what about the impact on witness welfare? Can impact be minimised? How do decision makers weigh what is in the public interest? In the context of recent reports on witness welfare and the commencement of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, these are significant questions.