Safeguarding Democracy with Helen Haines

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

There can be no trust in government without accountability, yet its been two years since the Coalition government promised to implement a Commonwealth Integrity Commission and there’s still no draft legislation in sight. Join Independent Member for Indi Helen Haines MP, and former Supreme Court Justices the Hon. David Harper AM QC and The Hon. Margaret White AO, both of whom are members of the Australia Institute’s National Integrity Committee, along with our chief economist Richard Denniss for a wide-ranging discussion about fighting corruption, gaps in our integrity system, the lack of transparency surrounding the Prime Minister’s handpicked National Covid-19 Coordination Commission. Audio is from the Australia Institute’s ‘Economics of a Pandemic’ webinar series.Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at The Australia Institute // @ebony_bennettGuests: Helen Haines, Independent Member for Indi // @helenhainesindiThe Hon. David Harper AM QCThe Hon. Margaret White AORichard Denniss, chief economist the Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAIThis episode was produced by Jennifer Macey.Our theme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum.Thanks for listening