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 Open Government Partnership;  Australia joins at last! But how open is consultation?

The Open Government Partnership; Australia joins at last! But how open is consultation?

After a change of Prime Minister and a good deal of pressure from ART and other accountability-promoting organisations, on 17th of November, the Turnbull Government has finally agreed to  join the Open Government Partnership. The Open Government Partnership exists to...
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