Dodgy unions are not our worst corruption problem

Neil Tiffen argues in "The Age" that corruption "is not just an issue for government – it applies to businesses, political parties, sports associations, charitable organisations and unions. It affects us all." What we need is a "Federal ICAC", an anti-corruption...

Amending IBAC. How to make the proposed amendments watertight.

Accountability Round Table has critiqued the amendments to the IBAC legislation proposed for May 2016. "Before the 2014 election, the then Labor opposition indicated that, if elected, it would amend the IBAC Act by the inclusion of the offence of misconduct in public...

Whistle-blower protection. Our submission to the review of the Act.

Whistleblower protection in the Public Service is covered by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act).  The PID Act came into operation in January 2014 to encourage public officials to disclose suspected wrongdoing in the Commonwealth public sector. The...

Ken Coghill on Melbourne City Council campaign donations.

The Age quotes Accountability Round Table's Ken Coghill on the offer by Ken Ong, the council's chair of planning, to provide in the order of $200,000 to fund an election campaign in exchange for the Deputy Mayoral position. Ken Ong "buying political power" according...

ART Submission to strengthen Victoria’s IBAC

In January, Accountability Round Table made a submission to The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Committee. This committee is a joint investigatory committee of the Parliament of Victoria and has a number of functions including monitoring, reviewing...

Andrews’ anti-corruption bill disappoints

Colleen Lewis argues in The Age that the Victorian government amendments to IBAC let Victorians down. This is so because IBAC will still fail to carry out the basic work of Anti-Corruption Commissions - to "shine the accountability spotlight on the sinister, secretive...

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