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". ...

Reforming the Victorian Auditor General’s powers

This submission is the third in a series of ART submissions to the Victorian Government on Victorian Government Integrity System Reform (see category at right). The first was Do we have a corruption problem in Victoria?  The second was Reforming Victorian IBAC. This...

Reforming Victorian IBAC

ART has recently made a previous submission to the Victorian Government Do we have a corruption problem in Victoria? The submission below is our second on the subject of Victorian Government Integrity System Reform (see category at right). Our letter to Gavin Jennings...

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