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The Accountability Round Table is a non-partisan group of citizens with diverse backgrounds (journalists, lawyers, academics, former politicians and judges) and extensive experience in parliament, government and the courts. The Round Table is dedicated to improving...

Why should we tolerate self-serving politicians?

Why should we tolerate self-serving politicians?

Dr Colleen Lewis, ANU, writes in the Canberra Times this week: The time has come for hypocritical and self-serving political decision-making to cease. For too long our members of Parliament have either made themselves the exception to the rules they impose on others,...

ART Jim Carlton Integrity Lecture 7 May 6.30-8 pm – register now

ART Jim Carlton Integrity Lecture 7 May 6.30-8 pm – register now

"Taking minutes and wasting years: reviewing the Australian Public Service" Jim Carlton was closely involved in establishment of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, just one of his many contributions to high-level policy advice and skilled...

Rorts register

Rorts register

The Accountability Round Table has developed a register of notable recent rorts or alleged rorts at Federal and State level. We define a rort as ‘any arrangement or practice that enables, or results in, the misuse of public resources, assets or powers for personal or...

Integrity Bill workshop

Integrity Bill workshop

This Workshop on 29 January is your opportunity to contribute to ART’s submission on the Commonwealth Integrity Commission Bill (CIC) to the Attorney-General’s Department. The workshop is your opportunity to contribute to ART's submission on the Commonwealth Integrity...

Integrity Commission Bill workshop, 29 Jan

Integrity Commission Bill workshop, 29 Jan

This workshop is your opportunity to contribute to ART's submission to the Commonwealth Integrity Commission Bill (CIC) to the Attorney-General's Department Sarah Chidgey (Deputy Secretary, Attorney General's Department) will outline the Bill Stephen Charles (lead...

Accountability in crisis

Accountability in crisis

2020 AGM address by Chair, Fiona McLeod, AO SC In the interests of transparency, I must begin with a disclosure. Before my engagement with the Open government partnership and ART (and for a time Transparency International Australia) I had very limited exposure - I...

Witness K and Bernard Collaery

Witness K and Bernard Collaery

An unjust prosecution gets even worse, Spencer Zifcak The prosecution of former ACT Attorney-General, Bernard Collaery, and his client, Witness K, continues to play itself out before the ACT Supreme Court. This is a legal fiasco of the first order. The prosecution...

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