ART Executive Membership

The Accountability Round Table is a non-partisan group of citizens with diverse backgrounds (academics, lawyers, politicians, journalists, authors) who are concerned with the current erosion of honesty and integrity in our democracy.  The Accountability Round Table is...

Dennis Cowdroy announced as new ACT integrity commissioner

The Canberra Times announces Dennis Cowdroy as the new ACT Integrity Commissioner on Tuesday 14th May. This was after a political stoush that prevented the appointment for four months. For the full story see the Canberra Times report. by Katie Burgess  

The letter that should have been published – Political Donations

A remarkable number of voters in Kooyong wrote to last weekend's Sunday Age (12th March) complaining about extraordinary campaign spending by the sitting MP, Josh Frydenberg. Figures published by the Electoral Commission help explain the extra-ordinary  swamping of...

Climate change and why it’s an accountability issue

Lack of serious action in Australia on climate change is in large measure the result of vested interest in the fossil fuel industry having sway over political decisions and this problem is deeply rooted in accountability shortcomings in our parliamentary systems, ie:...

Coalition missing in action on anti-corruption commitments – TI

Transparency International Australia (TIA) has written to the major parties asking what action they will take in the next parliament to strengthen parliamentary integrity and our democracy. ‘We are disappointed that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has failed to respond...

ART welcomes new members

Our aims in having members are: To broaden the reach of our communications, in line with our objects of generating public debate about, and improve the standards of accountability, honesty, probity, transparency, anti-corruption systems and measures and democratic...

Jim Carlton Integrity Lecture, Terry Moran

The next long wave of reform - where will the ideas come from?  ART's annual Jim Carlton Integrity Lecture, was held in conjunction with the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at the Melbourne Law School. In this 2019 Jim Carlton Lecture, Terry Moran...

Invitation to sign up to ART eNews

ART publishes its first eNews. Right now accountability in politics is a hotly contested space and ART is working on many fronts to stop further decline in public trust in those who hold public office and to bring about reforms to improve standards of accountability,...

ART’s Victorian election survey

In the lead-up to the Victorian election, the Accountability Roundtable asked all candidates to respond to a range of questions concerning their support of integrity and accountability measures. Neither the Labor nor Liberal parties have responded.  In fact, of the...

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