Cairns Tropical Writers Festival  – Tim Smith on “Democracy at the Crossroads?”

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival – Tim Smith on “Democracy at the Crossroads?”

This paper, “Democracy at the Crossroads?” was delivered by Hon Tim Smith QC  at the Cairn’s Tropical Writers Festival, 11 August 2016. In it, he sets out two broad principles to which members of parliament should adhere, The “Fitzgerald Principles” and The...
Did Australia sign up to the Open Government Partnership knowing it won’t keep its commitments?

Did Australia sign up to the Open Government Partnership knowing it won’t keep its commitments?

The Open Government Partnership, an international effort to secure commitments from governments worldwide ” to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance” was signed up to by the Turnbull...