In conversation with IBAC Commissioner Robert Redlich AM KC

Robert Redlich AM KC talking with the incoming commissioner
1:00pm - 2:00pm

This International Anti-Corruption Day, outgoing IBAC Commissioner Robert Redlich AM KC spoke to Melbourne journalist and lawyer Jon Faine AM in a live-streamed conversation about his five-year tenure as Commissioner of IBAC, and what's needed to prevent corruption in Victoria in the future. 

This event was live captioned and Auslan interpreted.

About the speakers

The Honourable Robert Redlich AM, KC commenced a five year term as IBAC Commissioner on 1 January 2018.

Commissioner Redlich was a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 15 years, including 11 years as a Victorian Court of Appeal Judge. He was previously a member of the Victorian Bar for some 30 years and served for a period as Chairman of the Victorian Bar Council. His significant achievements in legal practice were recognised with his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

He was appointed the Special Prosecutor to the Commonwealth arising out of the Costigan and Stewart Royal Commissions. His office became the first Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions office in 1984.


Jon Faine AM is a Melbourne lawyer, broadcaster, writer, MC and public speaker. He is a Vice Chancellors Fellow at the University of Melbourne for 2022 and 2023, attached to The Melbourne Law School but with a roving commission across the entire university.

Until October 2019 Jon Faine was the host of the agenda-setting morning broadcast for ABC Radio in Melbourne for over twenty years. Before joining the ABC in 1989, Jon had practised for seven years in both commercial litigation and as a legal aid/human rights advocate. Add to that a best-selling travel book, several oral history publications, multiple opinion and commentary pieces for major newspapers, regular TV appearances and guest radio spots, as well as being script advisor for several films completes his diverse career. His new book Apollo & Thelma; A True Tall Tale was published in 2022.

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