Empowering Communities in a Context of Regulatory Capitalism and Capture

28 Mar 2023 from 1:00pm - 2:15pm

This seminar explores the practical concepts and application of a multidisciplinary regulatory capture test synthesised by Dr Tony Brown. The test provides communities and others with a better ‘real world’ appreciation of the symptoms and impact of the systemic and intensifying infiltration of private commercial interests into the alleged impartial, transparent and objective government-based legal framework, the determinative processes and supporting narrative.

This research contribution is eminently applicable to a diverse range of community justice interests including public health and safety, environmental sustainability, corporate compliance, heritage and consumer protection.

The seminar will include a brief case study of the south-west Sydney Casula community’s successful double legal challenge (UoN legal centre) against the imposition of two large high-risk hotels in the middle of their community. Casula’s community leader and teacher Dr Criss Moore (Gamilaraay) and local Trauma surgeon Dr John Crozier AM will join the seminar. This event is online only.

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