PETRO GEORGIOU AND JOHN FAULKNER ANNOUNCED WINNERS OF INAUGURAL PARLIAMENTARY INTEGRITY AWARDS, June 15 2010

Most attempts to improve political behaviour are based on negative consequences, curbing excesses by regulation and sanction. The Accountability Round Table awards are an endeavour to reward good parliamentary behaviour and recognise integrity rather than simply penalising the absence of it. On Tuesday 15th June, at Parliament House Canberra, the two inaugural awards were made.

The Button Prize named after the late Labor Senator, John Button recognising the integrity of a current Minister went to Defence Minister John Faulkner. The Missen Prize for backbencher integrity, named after Liberal backbencher Alan Missen, went to retiring Liberal backbencher Petro Georgiou

AWARD SPEECHES

The Hon, Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE

Senator the Hon John Faulkner (Lab)

Petro Georgiou MP Member for Kooyong (Lib)
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 AWARDS NEWS

Two MPs receive awards for integrity
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