QLD ALP Pre-Election Commitments to Transparency and Openness

The letter below from Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier of Queensland, was received by Tim Smith and David Solomon in response to our request for all party commitments on openness and transparency and the principles of "Public Trust". It follows from the letter received by...

Pre-Election Commitment Letter to Queensland Political Parties

Following receipt of a letter from Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier, outlining her government's activities on transparency and open government, ART circulated the following request for commitments by all QLD political parties to the same principles.  We only...

Letter from Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier

Letter from Annastacia Palaszczuk, QLD Premier to Accountability Round Table: Commitments to Openness and Transparency   ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK MP PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND AND MINISTER FOR THE ARTS 26th October 2017 Dear Mr Smith When my Government was elected in 2015 we...

George Brandis to Josh Frydenberg on OAIC

MC17-009951 The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy Parliament House CANBERRA ACT 2600 11 October 2017 Dear Minister (Title crossed out and amended by hand to "Josh" (ed) ) I refer to the email you received dated 3 July 2017 from Mr Tim...

Open Government Partnership – Our Letter to Malcolm Turnbull

It's good news that the Federal Government and civil society completed and lodged, with the (International) Open Government Partnership, Australia’s first National Action Plan (NAP) on 8th of December last year  to improve and strengthen transparency and openness in...

Accountability News March 2017

There are several recent developments in transparency and accountability worth noting. Make it your business to follow up what transpires from each. Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission On 8 February 2017, the Parliament of Australia established a...

NSW ICAC. The rolling back of independent oversight

The NSW ICAC has been under sustained political pressure from those who stand to gain by weak investigatory bodies, to wind back its powers to investigate corruption in public service since its inquiry into Margaret Cuneen, and investigations into the Liberal Party....

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