Open Government Partnership – National Action Plan. ART Submission 1. Recognising the role of the OAIC

Open Government Partnership – National Action Plan. ART Submission 1. Recognising the role of the OAIC

OGP – NATIONAL ACTION PLAN – RECOGNISING THE ROLE OF THE OAIC This first submission from Accountability Round Table suggesting changes to the Open Government Partnership Draft National Action Plan addresses the role, overlooked in the National Action Plan,...
Freedom of Information?  Not so free now – Part 1. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information? Not so free now – Part 1. ART and the Audit of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982

The Accountability Round Table has long been concerned about the reduced state of the Federal Freedom of Information Act and its implementation. The submission below, and its covering letter addresses part of our concern in drawing attention to the administration of...
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...