ART Executive Membership

ART Executive Membership

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...

ART Integrity Awards for 45th Parliament

ART Integrity Awards for 45th Parliament

Accountability Round Table Integrity AwardsOn 15th October 2019, ART welcomed two outstanding recipients of its awards for conspicuous integrity in the 45th Parliament: – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tony Smith MP, received the John Button Award –...

THE FITZGERALD ORATION 2019

THE FITZGERALD ORATION 2019

Stephen Charles 26 August 2019 Held at Griffith University. This is the text of the 2019 Fitzgerald Oration as provided to Accountability Round Table by Stephen Charles. This oration is in honour of Tony Fitzgerald of the Queensland Fitzgerald inquiry which changed...

Whose side are politicians really on?

Whose side are politicians really on?

Colleen Lewis, Accountability Round Table member, has an opinion piece in the Sunday Age on whose side politicians are on when they act out of self interest or otherwise not in the public interest. The full article was published in the Sunday Age here. Opinion Whose...

Dennis Cowdroy announced as new ACT integrity commissioner

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

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...

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