Submission on Federal Electoral Reform Green Paper

 February 2009

ACCOUNTABILITY ROUND TABLE
Submission on Federal Electoral Reform Green Paper.
to
Electoral Reform Secretariat
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Electoral funding may be inextricably linked to participatory democracy yet it can so easily be construed as a vehicle for both good and evil.

 

Freedom of Information – The Law Report – ABC Radio National Broadcast

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

A Guide on Key Elements of Ministerial Responsibility

 December 1998

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.

The state of accountability as at September 2009

September 2009

How close are we to achieving reform?
This document checks the Rudd Government's actions on:

Anticorruption
Greater Accountability of the Executive and strengthening of the role of the Parliament
Electoral Reform
Citizen Engagement and Civil Society
Human Rights

Accountability and Corporate Governance in the New Parliament

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,

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