Regulating the professions

John Ellard



In this article, Dr Ellard looks at current and past methods of regulating the medical profession, with a side glance towards the legal profession.

Article Extract

The debate about the regulation of the professions is always topical. In June, a committee of the Parliament of New South Wales completed its annual review of the Health Care Complaints Commission, and in the past year the Australian Tax Office and the Supreme Court of NSW have dealt with some barristers who had been using their knowledge of the law of bankruptcy to avoid paying income tax.