Accountability Round Table Executive Membership

The Accountability Round Table is a non-partisan group of citizens with diverse backgrounds (academics, lawyers, politicians, journalists, authors) who are concerned with the current erosion of honesty and integrity in our democracy.  The Accountability Round Table is...

Tim Smith to George Brandis on OAIC

OAIC and the OGP; Issues The Hon George Brandis MP Attorney-General Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 6 December 2017 Dear Attorney-General On 19 October 2017 I received a copy of your 11 October letter to my local Member, the Member for Kooyong, (Mnet GenerL3 July...

Government talks big on transparency but….

Our ART members, Tim Smith, David Harper and Stephen Charles authored the following article, published in The Sydney Morning Herald  and the Canberra Times. Turnbull government talks big on transparency, but keeps 'forgetting' to fund FOI Tim Smith, David Harper,...

QLD ALP Pre-Election Commitments to Transparency and Openness

The letter below from Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier of Queensland, was received by Tim Smith and David Solomon in response to our request for all party commitments on openness and transparency and the principles of "Public Trust". It follows from the letter received by...

Pre-Election Commitment Letter to Queensland Political Parties

Following receipt of a letter from Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier, outlining her government's activities on transparency and open government, ART circulated the following request for commitments by all QLD political parties to the same principles.  We only...

Letter from Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier

Letter from Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier to Accountability Round Table: Commitments to Openness and Transparency   ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND AND MINISTER FOR THE ARTS 26th October 2017 Dear Mr Smith When my Government was elected in 2015 we...

George Brandis to Josh Frydenberg on OAIC

MC17-009951 The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 11 October 2017 Dear Minister (Title crossed out and amended by hand to "Josh" (ed) ) I refer to the email you received dated 3 July 2017 from Mr Tim...

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