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2014 – Senator The Hon George Brandis, QC, Attorney-General for Australia, Minister for the Arts.
2013 – 2014 The Hon Mark Dreyfus, QC. Former Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management, Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity.
2009 – 2013 Senator The Hon Joe Ludwig, Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY INITIATIVES
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS SUMMARY PAGE
The Australian Government is increasingly using the internet to provide a channel for public consultations on specific topics. These consultations link to agency websites where the relevant agency has published a discussion or consultation paper, which can be responded to via the internet or by postal mail. These public consultations are targeted to anyone who is interested as well as experts, peak bodies and interest groups. Using the internet for public consultations enables government to engage more directly and widely with the public in the development of citizen-centered policy and programs.
ELECTION COMMITMENT COSTINGS FOR THE 2013 FEDERAL ELECTION
The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 outlines arrangements under which the Secretaries to the Treasury and the Department of Finance and Deregulation may be requested to cost Government and Opposition election commitments during the caretaker period for a general election. The Charter of Budget Honesty Costing Election Commitments guidelines, issued on 11 June 2010, outline the protocols and timeframes for the costing of election commitments.
In accordance with the guidelines, all costing requests received from the Government and Opposition, completed costings and related information are posted to this site.
FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY ORGANISATIONS
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)
Australasian Council of Auditors-General
Australian Government Lobbyists Register
Office of the Information Commissioner (created March 2010)
Australian Electoral Commission: Political Parties and Financial Disclosure
Australian Government Department of Finance & Deregulation: List of Australian Government Bodies and Governance Relationships as at 1 October 2009
Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet: Parliamentary Information about the operations of Cabinet and the Federal Executive..
Australian Securities & Investments Commission: Searches & Lodgements
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
Australian Human Rights Commission
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
National Anti-Discrimination Information Gateway
Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Social Security Appeals Tribunal