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
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.
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