Original article by Misa Han
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 34 : 25-May-18
There are suggestions that the banking royal commission lacks procedural fairness, both for companies and individuals that appear before it. Dr Matt Collins, who is the ANZ Bank’s chief counsel and president of the Victorian bar, notes that the rules of evidence that apply in a normal court do not apply in a royal commission, and this means that some of the evidence given before the commission can be unreliable. Grant Hoole from the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales says witnesses before a royal commission who are facing serious allegations should have the right to be questioned by their own counsel, for the sake of fairness.
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