Regulating Westminster Parliaments: The sharp end

Date & time
5.30–7pm Wednesday 10 May 2017

Finkel Theatre

John Curtin School of Medical Research, 131 Garran Rd, The Australian National University

Andrew McDonald, Scope UK


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Nicole Harman

Presented by Monthly Seminar presented by the Centre for International & Public Law, in association with the Attorney-General's Department and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

CIPL Monthly Seminar

Part of the CIPL Monthly Talk series series

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In this lecture, Andrew McDonald will consider the story of the UK's Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and reflect on its new Australian namesake. What lessons does the former have for the latter? And what hopes should we have for the new kid on the Canberra block?


  • Andrew McDonald »

    Andrew McDonald is the chair of the UK disability charity, Scope. He writes on public policy; history; and illness and disability. He spent 28 years in the UK civil service, working across government. From 2003-05 he ran the radical constitutional reform programme of the Labour administration. His final executive role was to establish and run the regulator of parliamentary expenses, pay and pensions, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (2009-14). He has degrees from Oxford and Bristol and has held fellowships at Nuffield College, Oxford, at the ANU and at the University of California, Berkeley.

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