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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...

Premier Berejiklian; ‘I don’t need to know’, not good enough

Premier Berejiklian; ‘I don’t need to know’, not good enough

On ABC Radio National this morning ART Chair, Fiona McLeod SC, said: That statement - I don’t need to know - does suggest she [Gladys Berejiklian] is seeking to distance herself from information that might compromise her and the problem is that when politicians do...

Our AGM – 21 Oct

Our AGM – 21 Oct

The Accountability Round Table will hold its AGM on Wednesday 21 October - 5 pm for ART members and 5.30 pm for those who would like to join for the address by ART Chair, Fiona McLeod SC AO. She will give us her insights on: Accountability in a time of crisis. The...

Bernard Collaery’s case threatens freedom of expression

Bernard Collaery’s case threatens freedom of expression

Professor Zifcak says: The real problem for Witness K and Collaery is that section 39 of the Intelligence Services Act has no public interest defence, in other words, they can’t argue that disclosing the confidential information was done in the public interest, and...

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19. ART Submission

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19. ART Submission

This submission to the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 was made by Accountability Round table on 27 May 2020. It addresses the absence of independent scrutiny of government actions during the period of the Covid19 crisis. In particular, the exclusion of...

Petitions to the House of Reps and the Senate

Petitions to the House of Reps and the Senate

ART Media  |  ART launches petitions calling on all Australian Parliaments to sit through the Covid-19 crisis The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the greatest expansion of executive power in generations. Yet the evidence supporting these powers and the decisions...

A Government’s first duty is to protect its citizens – a letter

A Government’s first duty is to protect its citizens – a letter

David Harper, Former Supreme Court Judge and now Secretary and Director of ART writes to his local Federal member,The Hon Michael Sukkar, Assistant Treasurer. We should all do this.... ____________________________________ Dear Michael, Drought, hot weather and...

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