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. ART EXECUTIVE MEMBERS Lyn Allison, former Senator and former Leader of the A
There were a number of calls for a “Federal ICAC” or Federal Anti Corruption Commission on Monday August 18th 2014 . This is an idea that the Accountability Round Table strongly endorses. The Hon Stephen Charles, former Supreme Court Judge and member of ART, put the case for a Federal Anti-Corruption Commission on the ABC RN Drive program yesterday evening. His discussion with Waleed Aly can be found here. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/do-we-need-a-federal-icac
IBAC, Victoria’s anti-corruption body, cannot investigate corruption in public office Colleen Lewis July 9, 2014 Adjunct professor Colleen Lewis argues that the Victorian IBAC lacks teeth and cannot investigate matters that fall within the ambit of misconduct in public office. She calls for a clear promise from any party before the November 2014 State election, to implement the legislative changes needed to give Victorians the kind of anti-corruption body that has operated so effectively i
THE ACCOUNTABILITY ROUNDTABLE ‘Parliament, Government and Reform in Queensland, 2001-2013’ Public Forum - Parliament House, Brisbane 10 February 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 noon The Premiers Room This Forum is the first of a series of public events to discuss the Constitutional obligation on the Parliaments and Governments of Queensland ‘to foster peace, welfare and good government of Queensland’, in the context of the many reforms and reviews instigated by various governments since 200
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.