Renewing Accountable Government: Reforming Accountability in Victoria

November 2006
The Victorian Legislative Council, which will be reformed with effect from the
general elections on 25 November 2006, has the potential to be a major
instrument of accountability.
This discussion paper canvasses a range of reforms and revisions affecting the
accountability of ministers and governments to Parliament and citizens.

No favourites in the pollie Oscars

Laurie Oakes     From: Herald Sun    March 06, 2010 12:00AM


A HUGE television audience will watch the Academy Awards as Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney and the rest compete for those little golden statuettes.

A new awards contest to be launched in Australia a few days later will not arouse quite the same interest, but it deserves attention just the same.

Instead of the Oscars, we’re about to get the Buttons and the Missens.

Reform of Question Time – Christopher Pyne

October 11, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald

Pyne calls for reform of Question Time

Time limits should be introduced for questions and answers in federal parliament to stop the government behaving like kids who’ve broken into a lolly shop, says Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne.

Full story here

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