Trade Union Governance & Corruption Royal Commission & Apprehended Bias

Commissioner Heydon ruled yesterday on the application to disqualify himself on ground of apprehended bias following his agreement to deliver Sixth Annual Sir Garfield Barwick Address, organised by Lawyer’s Branch and Legal Policy Branch of NSW Division of Liberal Party of Australia.

Commissioner Heydon concluded it was not the case that fair-minded lay observer might apprehend the Commissioner might not bring impartial mind to resolution of questions and dismissed the applications:

Click to access ReasonsforRulingonDisqualificationApplicationdated31August2015.pdf

David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator

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