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...
The Fitzgerald Principles

The Fitzgerald Principles

DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY The Fitzgerald Principles are four overarching statements of parliamentary transparency and accountability. These principles are; 1. Govern for the peace, welfare and good government of the State; 2. Make all decisions and take all actions,...