“Buying Power”; the effect of lobbying on the political process

Below is the text of an address on the noxious effects of money and lobbying on Government decision-making given to ICAN, The Independent Community Accountability Network by Associate Professor The Hon. Dr Ken Coghill. This talk was given at an event held on Wednesday...

Time for Turnbull to step up on open government.

Malcolm Turnbull has promised to "restore accountability and improve transparency measures to be more accountable to you". That commitment had been breached by the government, in particular by its bill to abolish the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner,...

Closing down FOI: a case study in sneaky government

In an article for The Conversation, Johan Lidberg of Monash University writes of the test for Turnbull in promoting open government and a "Government 2.0" approach to freedom of information, in what to do about Abbott's FOI hostile approach and the OAIC "kill bill". ...

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