Members of Parliament - Law and Ethics provides a critical appraisal of the legal and ethical standards of members which underpin the integrity of our parliamentary institutions, by focusing on the three sources of those standards:
Part I - Qualifications and disqualifications
Part II - Parliamentary privilege
Part III - Standards of conduct
Linking these three areas is the fundamental duty of members to act in the public interest rather than in their personal interest. While the focus is particularly on the position of members of all Australian parliaments and legislatures, the principles examined are relevant to all Westminster parliaments throughout the Commonwealth. Part I provides a comprehensive analysis of the highly technical grounds of disqualification which candidates and members need to avoid to prevent disqualification from parliament. Part II commences with an overview of the powers and immunities which members enjoy as parliamentary privileges and then proceeds to examine contemporary issues including the impact of the implied freedom of political communication. Part III focuses on particular legal and ethical standards of members, such as those in relation to corruption, confidentiality, and conflict of interest.
Jim F. Corkery
Corporate law relating to company management is gaining much greater prominence than ever before. This book discusses the various duties of company directors to their companies and to the shareholders and creditors. It also describes their powers, and the remedies and enforcement procedures available where they have abused their power, defaulted, or failed to act in accordance with their duties to the company.
The author discusses practical situtations and uses comparative statutory provisions and cases to give perspective and suggest possible solutions to corporate law problems.
This book will satisfy the law student's need for a clear and thematic treatment of the law, and the practitioner's and company director's needs for comprehensive and readable coverage of major topics and a ready reference to practical aspects of the law.