ACCOUNTABILITY ROUND TABLE
Submission on Federal Electoral Reform Green Paper.
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.
23 September 2009
The second Electoral Reform Green Paper – Strengthening Australia’s Democracy
Released by by the Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig.
Submissions on the second green paper are invited by 27 November 2009
17 December 2008
The first Electoral Reform Green Paper – Donations, Funding and Expenditure
Released by the former Cabinet Secretary and Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon John Faulkner.
Submissions closed on 23 February 2009
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: