Dyson Heydon has heard applications to remove him as royal commissioner.
Dyson Heydon is set to announce on Tuesday his decision about his future as the royal commissioner investigating trade union corruption.
Dyson Heydon prided himself throughout his judicial career on the robust independence and intellectual integrity he brought to the role.
How has a former judge with an avowed commitment to judicial independence and probity found himself at the centre of a very public controversy over his own impartiality?
This week Prime Minister Tony Abbott was beset with problems, including leaks and the sourness left by the entitlements scandal.
It’s never helpful for a government to become the object of ridicule, so when the Coalition’s speaking notes were leaked for a second day running it was embarrassing.
Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon’s position is untenable, according to Labor Senate leader Penny Wong.
The ACTU will ask the royal commissioner into trade union corruption, Dyson Heydon, to disqualify himself – an application he will hear on Friday.
Dyson Heydon is facing a push to remove him as royal commissioner investigating trade union corruption.
Judges and other officials – such as tribunal members and royal commissioners – must not only be impartial, they must also appear to be impartial.
Dyson Heydon, commissioner for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption leaves the Royal Commission offices in Sydney on Friday.
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Commissioner Dyson Heydon during a hearing of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption in Sydney.
Bill Shorten must have been born under some particularly fortunate star.