“Buying Power” – Audio of the ICAN event

“Buying Power” – Audio of the ICAN event

Here are audio files of the three speakers at the recent "Buying power" ICAN event on the many negative effects of political donations on political decision making. Mr Royce Millar is a Fairfax investigative journalist with a special interest in public policy and...

Do we have a corruption problem in Victoria?

Do we have a corruption problem in Victoria?

Recently ART has written to the Special Minister of State, the Hon. Gavin Jennings, to explore the question, "Do we have a corruption problem in Victoria?" This question has not been explored for some time. Corruption is an ever present threat, especially where large...

Queensland Election.  Labor Party promises on anti-corruption

Queensland Election. Labor Party promises on anti-corruption

The Queensland Labor Party has given a comprehensive response to our request for comment on matters of anti corruption prior to the Queensland state election. The full response letter from the Hon Tim Mulherin, Deputy Leader of the Opposition is linked here, but a...

Queensland Election.  Call for Party promises on anti-corruption

Queensland Election. Call for Party promises on anti-corruption

On January 13th, ART sent a letter to all major parties contesting the Queensland election, the Liberal National Party, the Australian Labor Party, Palmer United Party, the Greens, and Katter's Australia Party.  This letter requested the commitment of all parties to...

A “Federal ICAC”.

A “Federal ICAC”.

Following on from the revelations of the NSW ICAC, there have been a number of calls for a "federal ICAC" or federal anti -corruption commission. This year, there were a number of initiatives to try to establish such a commission. The earliest appeal for a federal...

How to restore trust in politics after the Victorian election

How to restore trust in politics after the Victorian election

Colleen Lewis writes for 'The Conversation' on the cynicism and corrosion of trust expressed by the voting public concerning our politicians. Public disdain, she argues may ultimately undermine our democracy. The next election in Victoria provides an opportunity to...

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