The Victorian Legislative Council, which will be reformed with effect from the
general elections on 25 November 2006, has the potential to be a major
instrument of accountability.
This discussion paper canvasses a range of reforms and revisions affecting the
accountability of ministers and governments to Parliament and citizens.
Government accountability would be cemented into law by a set of principles to be adopted through ordinary legislation in the first instance, but ultimately entrenched as part of the Constitution.