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...

OAIC Continued… Letter from Christian Porter, Attorney-General

The Hon Christian Porter MP Attorney-General MCI 8-000944 Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone (02) 6277 7300 Fax (02) 6273 4102 28 FEB 2018 The Hon Tim Smith AO QC Chair Accountability Round Table Dear Tim, Thank you for your email of 28 January 2018...

From public service to private interests. A revolving door!

Ken Coghill, Accountability Round Table member, warns of risks to government integrity from the sharing of confidential government information of commercial interest by those who move from the government to the private sector. This article is reposted from The Age and...

Stephen Charles argues IBAC is ‘Weak and defective’

Stephen Charles, Accountability Round Table member, warns against Australia adopting the Victorian IBAC Anticorruption model for a National Anticorruption body. This article is reposted from The Age and is available at its original source here. 'Weak and defective':...

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,...

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