The Accountability Round Table is a non-partisan group of citizens with diverse backgrounds (academics, lawyers, politicians, journalists, authors) who are gravely concerned with the current erosion of honesty and integrity in our democracy. The Accountability Round Table is dedicated to improving standards of accountability, probity, transparency and democratic practice in all governments and parliaments in Australia. Executive Members Lyn Allison, Former Senator and former Leader of th
The ART is seeking public commitments from the Parties and candidates to strengthen Government Integrity and the openness and accountability of Government. Click the link below to access Cth Election Call for commitment document and Response of the Australian Greens, Australian Labour Party and the Coalition.
When nominations for the 43rd Parliament Integrity Awards closed on 6 June 2013, a total of 16 nominations had been received providing 2 nominees for the Button Award and 10 nominees for the Missen Award. At the same time, however, it had become clear that there is a real prospect that a number of significant government integrity issues may yet be considered by Members of the 43rd Parliament prior to its foreshadowed conclusion on 14 August 2013. They include, in addition to the FOI Review Rep
The Accountability Round Table is once again calling for nominations for two awards to mark those members of Parliament worthy of recognition for their commitment to honest, transparent and accountable government and the parliamentary system. Media release In the turmoil of Federal Parliament since 2010, which politicians have stood out for their integrity and respect for the political process? Further Reading Launching this year’s awards, the chairman of the ART, Mr Tim Smith QC, said: “This P
The Button Award for Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and Shadow Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries. The award winner’s behaviour should be exemplary and reflect the best traditions of political service to the community. The award winner will, in the relevant period, have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the public interest in the performance of his or her role with Honesty Civility Independence and/or Political Courage, in one or more of the following areas Supporting the