Tuesday 20th October 2009
The media complain that FOI legislation is weighed way too heavily in favour of government and commercial interests.
In Victoria, where FOI legislation began, you cannot get information about how many times a restaurant has been served with a health notice.
The Law Report – http://www.abc.net.au/rn/lawreport/
Audio – http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2009/10/lrt_20091020_0830.mp3
Submission on Queensland’s Accountability and Integrity Systems
A Guide on Key Elements of Ministerial Responsibility
by then Prime Minister, John Howard
The original December 1998 Guide, from which the revised Accountability Round Table reforms documented in "Be Honest Minister" were developed.
How close are we to achieving reform?
This document checks the Rudd Government's actions on:
Greater Accountability of the Executive and strengthening of the role of the Parliament
Citizen Engagement and Civil Society
Response to the Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper on Royal Commissions
5-6 March 2008
Accountability and Corporate Governance in the New Parliament
by Harry Evans Clerk of the Senate
Presented to the Institute for International Research
11th Annual Corporate Governance in the Public Sector Conference
Melbourne, 5-6 March 2008,
"Be Honest Minister" A proposal to reform Parliamentary accountability
The following assumptions underlie the preparation of this document:
19 September 2008
ABC Radio National’s “The National Interest” program broadcast "Question Time or waffle time?"
Senator Alan Ferguson Deputy President of the Australian Senate discussing reform of Question Time
11 October 2009
ABC Radio National Background Briefing on "Controlling corruption"
Out of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, the National Integrity System was born, and is now used by governments and authorities in most countries around the world. The latest is Kurdistan. Corruption, like death and taxes, is inevitable.
Victorian Government response to PAEC “Strengthening Government and Parliamentary Accountability in Victoria”
9 September 2008
Victorian Government response to PAEC "Strengthening Government and Parliamentary Accountability in Victoria" sets out the reccomendations of the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee followed by the Government response to each recommendation and their reasoning